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string dilemma

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bu4bb2ler0, Jun 25, 2001.


  1. bu4bb2ler0

    bu4bb2ler0

    Apr 18, 2001
    Hamilton NY
    I seem to have a small problem with getting the perfect sound out of my rig. I am pretty sure I am using the wrong strings. Right now I have 5-string slinkies from earnie ball. I play a Ibanez EDC-705 and I want good strings for Jazz, blues and funk. If there is not a good set for all three then I wonder what the best string for funk is? Is there anyone out there that can help?????
     
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    No string will get you "the perfect sound" since that has more to do with your playing.

    But DR Lo Riders are a very good bet.
     
  3. Well, the question is: what kind of funk?

    If you slap, DR Lo-Riders are a good choice.

    If you don't, Flatwound strings are a must.
     
  4. I've got an EDC705 too, normally i use Snarling Dogs's, but since the store i visited didn't have them in stock, i tried other strings instead..

    Currently my EDC is equipped with D'addario EXL170-5 ( .045 .065 .080 .100 .130 )

    and they sound great, they give a nice full sound and by tweaking your equaliser you can get pretty much any sound you want..