Strings for less growl

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jdtrbn, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. jdtrbn


    May 11, 2009

    At the moment I'm using 40-120 DR Lo-riders on my 5-string. I'm looking for ways to get a smooth tone and was wondering what kind of strings I should try (obviously the basic sound of my bass plays a role). I was thinking about nickel-plated heavy-gauge strings. I'm not sure if I'd be ok with the "flapping" sound of flats, although I've never played those. So, any suggestions?
  2. classic57


    Jul 14, 2009
    Plymouth, MA
    Try some half-round, groundwound, pressurewound, etc. They're in between rounds and flats, soundwise.
  3. scrunks11


    Aug 1, 2009
    i think you should try flat wounds (acoustic strings)