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strings for a Fender Jazz 5 and P-Bass 4?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by harpuajimi, Apr 11, 2003.

  1. harpuajimi


    Apr 9, 2003
    any suggestions :bassist:

  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    That's a pretty tough question to answer, in large part because we can't tell what you're trying to achieve. I checked your profile, but there's no info there :meh: , so you've got to let us know what music you're playing, the sound you like, and so on.
  3. harpuajimi


    Apr 9, 2003
    my fault ...

    i have a Warwick Corvette 5, a Fender American Jazz 5 and a Fender P-Bass 4

    my Warwick does plenty for me ... that's my primary instrument

    i would like to find some strings to put on the Jazz 5 to give me a mellower tone on the low end ... something to get a more standard sound

    thanks and sorry for the lack of info ...

  4. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    Ummm still not enough... Mellower than what? Sorry, but its hard to suggest what to use, when you use comparitive terms like "Mellower," and don't tell us what kind of strings are on there now.
  5. Well, you could try some flats on the Jazz 5, that'll give you a thumpier more upright sound. (mellow enough?)Thomastik Infeld Jazz 5 flats will fit your bass, and they are supposed to be amazing. Look up Thomguy on here...he'll hook you up with those.If you go with roundwounds, try the Fender Superbass 8250-5M Nickels. That's what it left the factory with and my baby loves em'. I'm going for a brighter sound right now and going with the DR Longnecks (a taperwound Hi-beam). Those are stainless...not what you want.
  6. harpuajimi


    Apr 9, 2003
    thanks for the help whamonkey

    for the others, i meant mellower low end than the Warwick growl (for lack of a better term)
  7. harpuajimi


    Apr 9, 2003
    awesome info ... i'm new to this board, so i'm still feeling it out ... i'm also new to taking my bass playing very seriously, but i'm trying to get into it ...

    thanks again!
  8. Well awright! Tip #1: ALWAYS practice with a metronome or drum machine. :) See you around!
  9. BoiNtC


    Nov 25, 2002
    NYC, USA
    I'd say d'addario exl170 but the 5 string version on the jazz and maybe d'addario chromes on the p.. just got the chrome flats on my p-bass kinda like that thumping sound
  10. Heard lots of good about the Chromes......cheaper than Thomastiks but not quite as good. How about Fender stainless flats, anybody try those?

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