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Signature Strings.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by 5stringfindlay, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. 5stringfindlay


    Jan 7, 2013
    Anyone here use them at some point? Do they really make a difference? I've usually been skeptical of anything "signature" since it's not really built for you per se, but I'm especially skeptical about strings. Thoughts?
  2. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much

    Jul 2, 2011
    Milton Keynes, UK
    Most people's basses weren't built for them either (signature models or not). As with basses I'm sure the average signature string is just a slight variation of the standard, with a healthy dose of marketing. In the case of both bass and strings, if it works for you then don't worry about it.

    (written by someone whose strings weren't built for him but whose bass was)
  3. LPswim2009


    Jan 1, 2013
    I've used signature strings before (Steve Harris Rotosounds) to me they're like another string pack regardless of the name... Unless you're a die hard fan of a certain bass player to the point of getting their signature bass with the exact strings they use etc. etc. overall the strings are extremely smooth and are heavier gauge good for a hard rock and metal style IMO
  4. 5stringfindlay


    Jan 7, 2013
    heh. I guess I phrased the question a bit oddly - obviously anyone's bass isn't built for them exactly. that said, my question can be applied to anything, really.

    I thought about this after seeing an ad for GHS Flea Signature strings.
  5. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I think Flea sigs are Boomers with a SS E string. It really is kind of an oddball combination and probably worthy of some sort of unique designation.
  6. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I've used the Billy Sheehan Rotosounds. They are a custom gauge that I happen to like.