ok folks, i need your help with strings...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by billybo, May 9, 2004.

  1. billybo


    Jul 18, 2002
    i used to have dr hi beams starting at 45 gauge. then my d string broke so i brought earnie ball extra Slinky at 45 gauge. and my d string broke again. i seem to have a heavy hand when slappin,plucking, and fingering..my style of play leans more towards r&b and funk. im playing on a fender deluxe jazz 5 string. im tryin to get that marcus miller sound wiht the strings, but what strings should i get for my style of play and should i get a heavier gauge..
  2. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Billy, you might need to have your bridge checked out if you are breaking a D string over and over. You might have a bur or sharp peice of metal on that string saddle.
  3. Wood = Basses

    Wood = Basses

    Jun 19, 2003

    They are similar to High Beams, and they are MM's signature strings.
  4. Ty McNeely

    Ty McNeely

    Mar 27, 2000
    Breaking a D string should never happen with proper technique and/or setup. You should have your bass set up and checked for burs or problems with the bridge, and if everything is OK with the bass, you should alter your technique and not use such a heavy attack. An attack that is heavy enough to break a string will DEFINITELY hinder your progress and your ability to play fast and evenly.
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