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Restricted Choice - Which is better?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Cuniliguns, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Cuniliguns


    Nov 14, 2012

    I'm sorry, i only come when i have doubts, but i love you all from the deep of my heart :)

    Anyway, this shop near where i live only sells these kind of strings, I've been playin electric bass for 4 years and, sincerely, I havent noticed any difference from string type.

    This time i wanna spend a little bit more, and i would like your advice. I usually play the blues, dont slap/pop, and like deep sounds.
    I'm looking for a good quality/price/sound -as everybody always is -

    Shop on the strings page

    Thank you so much for your time guys, seriously :)
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    DR Marcus Miller FatBeams.
  3. Decent selection as long as you don't want flats.
  4. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Lost Wages, Nevada
    Well, lots of people will say that it depends a lot on what you're putting them on. Generally, I would think nickel strings would work well for blues. Most of my basses (10 out of 15) have the nickel Hybrid Slinkys on them; includes hollowbodys, solids, and all the neck types. I like to play blues, too, as well as rockabilly, and early rock; the Slinkys seem to work well for me. I don't like D'Addarios, as a rule; they're very good strings, but for some reason they feel "creepy" to me. My other basses have different strings to get a very specific sound: Rotosound 66's for the violin bass; Fender strings for the original P-Bass thump (has the bridge cover & mute, too) on the P; etc., etc. From the limited choice you have, though, I would have to agree with mmbongo; the DRs , or (my choice), the Hybrid Slinkys, would seem to be the best choices. good luck, with whatever you decide on.:D

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