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Pros and Cons of Super Slinkys:

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MistaMarko, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. MistaMarko


    Feb 3, 2006
    I've been using DR Hi-Beams lately, but they feel so sticky when I play..its like they're coated in sandpaper..It's so hard to manuver on the plucking hand, so I figured I'd go back to my Super Slinkys if the Hi-Beams don't grow on me anytime soon.

    I know the strings are really light, but are there any real disadvantages to super slinkys? (ernie ball..40/60/75/90/120 or whatever it is)

    or..any Pros?
    alembicguy likes this.
  2. Well, they don't sound like stainless steel Hi-Beams, that's for sure. =P
  3. Rota


    Jun 11, 2007
    Mesa, Arizona
    I'd just give them a shot. I haven't used them, but they're cheap and I've heard nothing but good. Go for it!
  4. Slax


    Nov 5, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    I've used super slinkys for a long time and loved them. I haven't had a problem with them and deliver a great tone when new. (Even when well weared... which I actually prefer. :))
  5. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    I have used Reg slinks and hi-beams, on my 5r, liked them both. Imo, the hi-beams B and E strings have a bit more tension; its possible that the super slinks will be less taught.
  6. jimmy rocket

    jimmy rocket

    Jan 24, 2008
    Ayden, NC
    Have you considered GHS Bass Boomers? I'm only asking because I used to use super slinkys almost exclusively, but I switched to boomers and haven't regretted it. I prefer the tone and clarity to the slinkys. Also, it looks like you play a fretless, so I'm not sure how that would play into the sound with the boomers.
  7. MistaMarko


    Feb 3, 2006
    Well my main is a Cirrus 5 BXP..i just use a fretless for jazz..on there i just use d'addario flats..but im using hi-beams for my cirrus at the moment..but i hate how they feel sticky, so im trying to figure out the next strings i should get.
  8. iScott


    Jun 13, 2007
    Decatur, GA
    My experience with Ernie Ball (both with guitar and bass) is this; they're affordable, stay in tune well and will sound good for a week or two, but when they are worn they sound like poo.
  9. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    I second that EB's die quickly. And I'm not fond of their dead sound. However they growl like no tomorrow when they are new and fresh. I would recommend the 45-65-80-100 set though.

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