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pressure, ground, half or coated.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mr sprocket, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. mr sprocket

    mr sprocket

    Jul 31, 2006
    I want to get new strings for my hollow bass. I was thinking flats but I just never got comfortable playing flats. I have been using DR Sunbeams lately but have used D'Addarios and Rotosounds.

    I would like string not as bright as roundwound and with a little thump but still have punch. I am really liking the DRs and was thinking about the coated strings.

    I was hoping the TBers could sound off.
  2. I just recently put a set of DR Black Beauties on my bass and have been pleased with them. To me, they sound like regular roundwounds - with a slight dampening of the brightness of some roundwounds.

    I genreally prefer the feel and thump of flats; however, I need strings with a little more ring to them for a lot of the cover material I'm doing. The BB's have worked well but are not "the perfect" strings for me: they are still a little too bright, a little too abrasive and have more left-hand string noise than I prefer.

    I had a set of Elixir Nano webs previously and I really liked them -they were nearly the perfect mix of feel and sound for me. The older Poly-webs were a little too-dull for me.

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