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Similar styles similar strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by danshee, Jul 8, 2004.


  1. danshee

    danshee Banned

    May 28, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I play all different kinds of styles on a 5 string. Love a great slap tone and I do a lot of tremolos and bending. I usually get boomers because everyone stocks them, but they burn out so quickly and when bending require a lot of effort even when my bass is set up right on. Any recommendations on strings I should try? Gauge? brand? life? tone? Thanks guys -Dan
     
  2. DR Hi-Beams. Good tone, last and very easy to play/bend due to the round core.
     
  3. Asaf

    Asaf

    Jun 9, 2003
    Israel
    check out Dean Markley nickel steel - great for bending, or ken smith burners.
     
  4. danshee

    danshee Banned

    May 28, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    I've heard those are good. I said this in another thread, but your banana picture makes me insecure.
     

  5. :eek: now I'm starting to feel insecure :bag:


    You should still try the Hi-Beams or Fat-Beams if you want more punch. Blue Steels are nice too. :bassist:
     
  6. Asaf

    Asaf

    Jun 9, 2003
    Israel
    hi carl, blue steel suck ! but the nickel plated steel and blasters are really great.