Steve Harris P with Rounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Peace Cee, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Peace Cee

    Peace Cee

    Feb 9, 2011
    I just purchased the Steve Harris P. Great instrument. It came with Those SH signature "tension wire" flats. I took them off after the initial "out of the MF box" jam. I installed EB Super Slinks. I usually like flats on a P but I'm feeling rounds. The Slinks are okay, but I find myself back in the market for a good round (For my P. It's a little punchier than the avg. P). Most importantly, one that sounds good on a P.
    Disclaimer: Sorry if this thread has been done (I searched)
    I know, "its subjective."
    I know, Slinky's suck. (Not really)
    I know "it's what sounds good to my ears."
    Anyone have any suggestions? I'm actually excited to match strings for this bass. P Lovers...Asssemmmmble!
  2. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I usually play Chromes flats on my Pbass but did try DR Sunbeams for about 6 months and loved them.
  3. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    In order least bright to most bright, in my experience:

    Fender Pure Nickels

    GHS Boomers


    Hi Beams


    La Bella Steels

    Can't go wrong with any of them, just a matter of preference. All sound great on a P.
  4. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    I bet Sunbeams would be killer on a P.
  5. odin70


    Dec 26, 2007
    Its a matter of life and taste
  6. klaus486


    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    Try the Rotosound RS66 set. Let the bass sit out on a stand for a few days as you play the strings in. Mine last forever too. The tone knob is your friend.

    As always YRMV.

    I think you'll be happy.
  7. klaus486


    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    But then I always wanted my P bass to sound like this -

  8. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I really like D'Addario nickels on my P's. They sound great, they last a long time, and they're dirt cheap.
  9. My PJ will never have anything but DR Hi- Beams on it, nothing else hits the right balance of aggressive/smooth/nice.


  10. Hahahaha totally digging the Maiden reference :bassist:
  11. cfsporn


    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Try some Rotosound SB66 strings for that John Entwistle roar.
  12. rolleharris


    Nov 10, 2002
    Falun Sweden
  13. Elites stadium
  14. Mike Sorr

    Mike Sorr "Play I Some Music" Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2012
    Brick, NJ
    Rotosound pressure wounds. They don't eat your frets like the Swingbass and sound good out of the box and really, really good after about a year.

    By the way, does anyone know why Harris uses flats in the first place? Seems an odd choice for an aggressive metal bassist.