Roundwounds with HUGE low end.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jamersonburton, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    right now i have roto flats on my pbass with spb3 pickups. solid, meaty, huge ballsy tone. Great for rock and fits the band i'm in. I am NOT looking to change the strings atm, don't get me wrong. but I wish to know if there are rounds (yea, i have tried rs66) that exist with a huge meaty low end to them.
    I've tried ernie ball nps, d'addario nps, rotosound rs66 and possibly a couple other sets.
    Out of these sets, the roto's had the strongest low mids (big surprise :bassist: ), is there anything that sounds beefier than those rounds?
  2. BigOkie


    Nov 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    I have been satisfied with DR Sunbeams and GHS Boomers. I'm sure some of the pricier strings may be "better", but these mainstream brands have been workhorses for me.
  3. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Des Moines, Iowa
    The huge low end you expect from some strings is likely still there, it's just hidden under all the mid and high frequency information that rounds bring. I like d'addario nickel rounds for a beefy low end with a decent amount of the round wound high end. I prefer my rounds a little dead, my interpretation of your post leads me to believe you may also fall into that category.
  4. Fineformeow


    Jul 12, 2013
    I would definitely check out La Bella Deep Talkin' round wounds. Tons of low end and an amazing, balanced tone all around. Be careful while stringing, however. They've been known to break, though it's never happened to me. Knock on wood.
  5. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    Need low end beef while retaining high end sizzle.
  6. Bass_Nishi


    Jul 14, 2013
    GHS Boomers are real good for that
  7. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    As always, the answer is Boomers, and leave them on the bass for as many decades as possible.
  8. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Dean markley blue steels have a heavier crack of thunder like bass to them compared to roto swing66. Might give them a try.
  9. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    For massive low end with chainsaw like mids and highs, Rotosound did it first and best with the SwingBass 66 strings. Dean Markley SR2000s are the second best in terms of sound for me.
  10. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    infeld supperalloys have a huge boom on all my american deluxe and 70s jazz.....lowest boom I have tried!
  11. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O))))

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yeah, I can't say I've found anything beefier sounding than my Nickel Swing 66s. How long do you normally keep them on? I'll often keep a set on for up to 6 months, which is way longer than most people would keep rounds on. After the fresh ZING wears off, I find them generally more balanced, but still more than capable of the crunch and high end presence while letting the lows come through more.
  12. chaosmic


    Feb 6, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    DR Fat Beams are ALL about huge low end beef and high end sizzle IMO....and probably a lot of other people's opinions too.
  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    +40 on DR FatBeams
  14. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
  15. Ian_Flash


    Jan 17, 2013
    GHS Boomer OR Super Steels, Ken Smith Rockmasters and LaBella Stainless Steel.
  16. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    sarcastic asnwer - any rounds and turn up the bass on your amp.
    serious answer - i like ghs boomers and dr hibeams quite a bit. i remember someone relating the tone of hibemas to that of a medicine ball hitting concrete, lots of impact with some high-end zing.
  17. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Boomers here.
  18. in my experience roto 66s have huge everything, from there you just EQ it how you like.

    They're like the everything louder than everything else string.
  19. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    So you are saying Roto 66s go to eleven?
  20. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011