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Strings anyone?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by waylon79, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. I have a Lakland 55-02, the only strings that I have ever used on it are the Lakland brand in which I have to order off of their website. I tried Elixers one time but because of the 35' neck, the winding on my B string ended in the middle of the first fret. Just wondering if anybody had any suggestions?:meh:
  2. Kinda vague, what tone are you after bright and metallic, warm and fuzzy ? Do you prefer nickel or stainless steel ? What is your budget ? Roundwounds or Flatwounds ?
  3. Roundwounds, not to bright,i'd like to keep it under $70.
  4. Ok I would suggest Nickels as they are alot warmer sounding than Stainless Steel. I would look at:

    Ernie Ball Slinkies
    DR Lo- Rider Nickels
    DR Sunbeams

    These are just the first 3 that came to mind that you could have a look at.
  5. I have a 55-02 that came with Elixirs. I took them off and replaced them with MTD Nickel Custom mediums. I have them strung through the body, and they fit fine. You may have to remove a little of the fuzz at the end, but the wire wrap itself is fine.

    I have found these strings to be not only very comfortable, but also extremely accomodating tonally. With the 55-02, I have been able to get a nice, mellow tone as well as a dialed-up, crunchy tone.

    They're around $30-35 online, and are also available in Stainless.
  6. kalle74


    Aug 27, 2004
    oh... I was going to say DR Long Necks... but they´re bright, and I´m not sure of their price.

    They´re the only strings to go on my 55-02. Bright and long-lasting. And long enough to string thru body...
  7. Fretlessboy


    Nov 29, 2007
    St Augustine Florida
    Endorsing artist GENZ BENZ/HERCULES STANDS/XSonics
    I use DR coated Xtra life and love them. They are not as bright as high beams out of the package but they stay there for a good while. I believe for 5 string they are around $45
  8. actually you can get them at $40.39 at theperfectbass.com or $40.43 at justrings.com
    I was thinking them for my 55-94s. Never tried them myself though.
    The question is, there was one post in the Strings section of the TB saying that DR's were inconsistent: you would get an unperfect string every now and then.
  9. Elixir make low Bs in Extra Long Scale. It fits my 35" Schecter fine.

    They also make regular 4 string sets in Extra Long Scale.

    Put the 2 together and there ya go.
  10. Brim


    Nov 20, 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    DR black beauties

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