OK, I think it's time for new strings.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fleabass89, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. My DR Stainless steel Lo-riders have been on since about June, and I think I want something new. They're not as dead as Ernie Balls get, but I need something different. First off all, I want less finger noise. I think Nickles will do that. I like the feel of the Lo Riders tension wise, but they are a little rough on the left hand, they shred up my skin. Second, I want something thats not too bright. Bright enough for punk and funk, but not bright so that I get a clanky clacky sound (shudder). what do you think would be good for me? Basically, to sum it up, I'm in the market for some nickle roundwounds.

    One more question, where can I get strings cheap online? I heard that one place never sent orders, so I would like to know what that is so i never order from there.
  2. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Try TI Powerbass. they are nickel plated stainless and have a similar (but not quite as tight) tension as Lo-riders. They are also a little brighter...but in a good way. They are expensive though. You could also try the nickel Lo-riders.


    They have a huge selection and fairly reasonable prices.

  3. how about taperwound strings...SR-2000.

    they are soooo expensive at GC. They are like $40!!!!
  4. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    You're practiclaly asking for them! :D

    DR Nickel Lo-Riders! I mean, come on! :D
  5. rsautrey

    rsautrey Inactive

    Jul 27, 2000
    If you want an affordable and decent nickel plated roundwound I would go with D'Addario EXL. Twin packs of these can be had for around $22 at juststrings.com.
  6. :D Yeah, that's what I was thinking, but everyone talks about the Steel ones, and I dont have lots of money. Dont want to buy something I don't like. Then again, I've been very happy with these, but they are a little too tough on my fingers and a bit too clanky.
  7. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    D'Addario Slowounds.
  8. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    Wait for one of GC's one day sales, I snatched a set of SR2000's for $8. I wait for those sales to stock up on strings :D
  9. i just went back to GC and found out that their
    SR-2000s were $40 because they were the 7 string sets.

    and that was all they had.

    But I wanna get the 4 string set. I gotta get to Sam Ash!!
  10. Thomguy


    Oct 15, 2001
    New York, USA
    Even though it's expected of me, I'll cast another vote for the T-I's. But whatever you wind up getting, I suggest the following:

    www.mostring.net (1-877-999-2392)
    www.juststrings.com (1-800-822-3953)
    www.bigcitystring.com (203-371-8117)
    www.kradl.com (815-741-3989)
    www.elderly.com (517-372-7880)
    www.mixedcompany.com (678-584-1975)
    www.melbay.com (1-800-8MEL-BAY)
    New Age Strings (610-678-3057)
    http://rfd.cc/bpstrings/ (718-358-1750)
    [email protected] http://pub41.ezboard.com/bthedudepit

    The EZboard link is another bass forum and he's got TI & Roto's pretty cheap. Happy Hunting!
  11. you guys are the greatest! :DMust have alot of time on your hands too.:p
  12. brewer9


    Jul 5, 2000
    I always enjoy promoting www.juststrings.com

    they have been servicing me extremely well for a couple years now. Very helpful, great selection, fantastic prices, and fast shipment. Try 'em!
  13. chickeNeck


    Dec 6, 2001
    I like D'addario SS and nickel RWs. They do go "flat" (lol) quicker than DR RWs, but the tension sounds like what you want (not the same balance from string to string tho) and they won't be so tough on your hands.

    The "clanky clacky" sound you're getting might not be the strings at all, but rather the byproduct of an uneven fret job, a crooked neck or your action is too low for your style of playing. A pro bass setup, the same strings (if you dig em), and some strong ass calluses may be all you need to remedy that one.

    Good luck dawg! Being 100% happy with your strings for more than a few months can be a life long quest, unless you're endorsed, then you just shut up and say thank you for the free strings.

  14. jimothy


    Dec 12, 2001
    taylors sc
    try Rotosound Swing Bass 66. they are killer.
  15. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Elixir Nanoweb.

    They aren't super-bright to start with, last forever, are smooth feeling (*much* less finger noise!). Sometimes they're just a bit too slippery however, that's the main downside I've found.