Strings for rosewood boards only

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by dlloyd, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Stainless Steel

    13 vote(s)
  2. Nickel

    8 vote(s)
  3. Nickel plated steel

    4 vote(s)
  1. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    I've noticed a tendency in myself to string basses with rosewood boards with stainless steel strings (usually Rotosound) and maple boards with nickel plated (EBs)

    My guess is that the brighter string compliments the warmer board and vice-versa.

    What strings do you use with your rosewood boards...
  2. EB steels, when their mid way dead theyve got the best tone EVER. ive tried some Dean Markley nickels and hated them, they started off okay then just turn to muddy mess. mever tried neckelplated steels. i might try them next.
  3. ubersam


    Oct 12, 2000
  4. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    The same strings I use on every [well almost] bass pinky: Cromes to take over the world......yes :rolleyes:
  5. I can't explicity give you the name of the brand of stainless steel strings I use on the rosewood fingerboard of my Musicman Stingray5, but I can tell you the initials are "D" and "R." :D
  6. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Ive used steels but prefer nickels (Elixir) on my Godin and on my spector , nickels are good..
  7. dmaki


    Apr 29, 2000
  8. Mongeaux


    Apr 14, 2004
    James Jamerson used flats with his rosewood fingerboard. He didn't seem to sound to muddy :D