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!
  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


    Jun 9, 2003
    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.