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Strings for a Warwick Streamer Stage I 5?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Sean Baumann, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. What are you all using on your Warwick Streamer Stage I five string? Just curious. I have no idea what are on my "new to me" bass. I assume they are the Warwick strings. They are a tad bright.
  2. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    *cough* rotosound funkmasters! (I know I have a thumb, but they're still the best strings ever).
  3. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Warwicks with Dr Lo riders are always nice.
  4. bste9


    Jun 15, 2000
    St. Louis
    i second the low riders. Any DR string is a good choice, but the low riders have a little somethin extra on warwicks.
  5. I have a set of DR long necks I was saving for my MTD, but maybe I should try those.

    I'm concerned that the funkmasters (or any really light guage set) will lack bottom. Is this true? Would they be too bright on my already seriously bright maple bass?
  6. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    +1 Low Riders or Marcus Miller Fat Beams.
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    They might have a less full tone, yes.
  8. Nickel or steel? Is the B tappered? If not, will it fit?
  9. seansbrew


    Oct 23, 2000
    Mesa AZ.
    For whatever reason, Rotosounds reacted the best with my Warwicks. They gave my Thumb and my Jazzman a thick meaty rude full tone without to much brightness. I think I used the stainless steels.
  10. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Steel., and im not sure,havent dealt with 5 string sets.
  11. Whafrodamus is one persistent dude, so I went ahead and ordered the roto funkmasters. I'll let you all know how they work out.
  12. Ralphdaddy

    Ralphdaddy Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Chicago, Illinois
    I use Hi Beams and I've never had a problem fitting them into my bridge, once a little crimping action was needed but just a little bit. I actually have been thinking about trying Lo Riders and/or Warwick Black Labels again... so many decisions, so little money :rolleyes:
  13. I found a set of five string DR low-riders (steel) in my closet! If the funkmasters don't work out, those will be next.
  14. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I've been using LaBella Hard Rockin' Steels on my SSI5. I think they sound great.