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strings for decent harmonics

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by superbassman2000, Jan 14, 2004.


  1. hello, i know this probably has been covered a million times over again, but i notice that when i listen to victor wooten play harmonics, and they sound a lot cleaner than mine. i know many are thinking "its all in the technique", but i have the technique, because when i go to the guitar store, i can play harmonics as good as anybody else. does anybody have any suggestion as to a set of strings that bring out the harmonics better than others? i don't even really know if strings have much to do with it, but i am guessing they certainly help!
    Thanks,
    Charlie
     
  2. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Light gauge stainless steel roundwounds are what you are looking for. I recommend Ken Smith Rock Masters or Slap Masters.
     
  3. Asaf

    Asaf

    Jun 9, 2003
    Israel
    a good bridge is one factor, i replaced mine and got lots of harmonics.
    and try hex core strings - i found them very good for harmonics.
     
  4. armybass

    armybass Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2001
    Exactly....the Hex Core String is your friend if you like crystal clear harmonics. I like the Dr Lo Riders for this.