String Forum Rules: 1. If you're going to ask what kind of strings you should buy, make sure you FIRST look through all the links below, then do a search. If your question isn't answered, then make sure you include your bass, your playing style (pick, slap, finger, etc...), what kind of music you play, and what/who you want it to sound like. 2. DO NOT POST A POLL unless you have a darn good reason. 'What strings should I buy' isn't a good reason. 3. USE THE SEARCH. there's only so much ground we can cover in the strings forum - so no question is a new question. If you search, you'll find the answers RIGHT AWAY, whereas if you post, you have to wait for someone to answer your question. Ok here's a good starter collection of links - (updated 5.7.07) Bass Player review of a billion strings, dated 2004 How To Install Strings Differences Between Kinds of Strings String Boiling Stainless Steel vs Nickel (differences in the two) DR (LoRiders/HiBeams) Do You Prefer Your Strings Old or New Bass Gear Review Archive feature on different strings! KILLER! It's a little out of date now but is still very relavent. Please look through this before asking what kind of string you should buy!!! How to get rid of that 'new string' sound. Funny B-string length discussion & poll Mod Edit: All links fixed and updated 12/2014.