strings for slapping

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Cat, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. Cat


    Apr 5, 2000
    Penn State
    What is a good brand/type of string to use for slapping? My main problem is that when I slap the d and g strings I hardly get any sound out. Should I get a heaver gauge or are other brands better for this? Thanks.

    p.s. Right now I have medium ghs boomers. I loved the sound of them when i first put them on but they lost it in about 2 weeks. Is there a brand that has the same type of sound but lasts longer?
  2. Nickel GHS boomers go flat real fast.

    Try a Stainless Steel String.

    *For Slapping I use Warwick Black Label.
  3. Ernie Ball Slinky's 2836 ( .45 - .130 ) are nice for slapping & metal, they have real good low ( and i mean LOW ! ) and nice mids + highs, perfect for slapping :D
  4. DR Marcus Miller Fatbeams have the best slap sound of any strings I've tried. D'Addarrio Prisms sound pretty nice as well.
  5. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    i have light gauge dr highbeams on my 78 jazz. great slap sound
  6. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    GHS bass boomers are great for slap + Flea uses 'em but I HATED them so I switched back to Ernie Ball cuz I use pick or fingers mostly.