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Rounds For a 6er Fretless?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bachlover, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. I've got a couple of fretlesses that I have flats on. I'm looking for a growly round for a 6er fretless with a maple fretboard (poly coated). Any thoughts?
  2. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    Yes :D
  3. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    Ok I was just joking ;) Which roundwound strings did you tried? Nickel or stainless steel?
  4. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    IME ss strings growl much better but it depends on how you play.
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Lighter Gauge Stainless Steel Rounds are my preferred on a fretless.
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  6. I have a hard style, pluck strongly with my right. The rounds I've tried on my fretted are D'Addario Prosteels.
  7. Vinny_G


    Dec 1, 2011
    I can advisor you to try other brands if the D'addarios don't do it on your fretlesses, but try this first. Good stainless steels IME are (except D'addario Prosteels which are excellent I think) Rotosound (obviously), GHS Super Steels, Dean Markley Blue Steels, La Bella Hard Rockin' Steels, DR Hi-Beam Stainless Steels, Dunlop.. in no particular order.

    Good luck ;)
  8. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    Pyramid pure nickel roundcore strings. Easier on the fingerboard (and fingers) than stainless rounds.
  9. Oneirogenic


    Nov 10, 2009
    He has a poly coated board, he could use the most abrasive steels made of he wants. DR Hi-Beams have lived on my Warwick fretless for years and have tons of growl.
  10. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    I'm using D'Addario FlexSteels.
    If you like mids (I do) they could be an option.
    They seem to be a love 'em or hate 'em string...

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