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Strings for Alt rock

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Scott Sauna, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. Scott Sauna

    Scott Sauna

    Oct 12, 2012
    I'm going to be using either a Squier Jaguar Bass or a Squier P Bass for an alt rock band. What kind of strings would you guys recommend? I'm currently using Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings and I feel like they are a little too light and don't give enough Bass just a lot of treble.
  2. king rew

    king rew

    Feb 18, 2009
    You can use any strings you want.
  3. jamersonburton


    Jul 22, 2011
    Daadario xl, i find them to have a more baseball bat tone rather than Ernie Balls which have a more knife type of tone.
    For SS, rotosound rs66: muted high end response and tones of mids (can seem dead though... after a week).
    For flats, daddario chromes.
  4. Kingbreaker


    Feb 12, 2013
    "Alt Rock" basically means any rock that isn't blooz-based or metal. What kinda sound are you going for?
  5. Catbuster

    Catbuster Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky. That's where it's at for nickel strings
  6. Scott Sauna

    Scott Sauna

    Oct 12, 2012
    More Psychedelic/Grunge rock I guess. Experimental would also be a good word. Maybe more towards a P bass sound.
  7. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    I am in a hard rock/alternative cover band. I will only use Roto 66 or Blue Steels.
  8. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    i usually use the xl170s on my fender basses too, but when i was in college i used ghs bass boomers

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