Stainless? Nickel? Chromes? Whats the difference???

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bigcardinal, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Hi. Just want to know how all the different string metals contribute to the sound and lifespan of bass strings. What are your favourites? Thanks
  2. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    Steel - brighter, clankier, more finger noise, rough on frets and fingers

    nickel - warmer, less finger noise, a bit more mellow tone, smoother feel, less fret and finger wear

    Chromes - D'addario Chromes are flatwound strings. the "Chromes" is simply the name, not the metal. They're made out of steel, unless I'm mistaken

    String life differs from brand to brand.

    Do a search, too. You'll probably find a lot of info.
  3. thanks man...good to hear some suggestions here rather than spend $40 and find out its not what I'm after.
  4. paul n

    paul n

    May 6, 2005
    Arden, NC
    Pyramid does actually make chrome plated flats I believe, not 100% sure though.

    ~Paul :)