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Strings for Sterling Sub Ray 4 Bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Trayster2, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    (I apologize in advance if this thread already exists).

    I recently got a used Sub bass from eBay & would like to replace the factory strings, which are pretty beat up.

    I LOVE the sound & feel of flatwounds, but understand they would be a waste on this bass(?). I would like to venture away from them for this bass.

    On other basses, I've tried D'addario nickels (they're ok...)

    Tried Ernie Ball Cobalts (too bright- didn't like them)

    The steel strings I loved the best were the factory strings from my Ibanez gsr200.

    So anyone have any string success stories for this type of bass?
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Pressurewounds are great. I had them on mine and they worked very well. The pickups are hot, and the pressurewounds help tame what would otherwise be super bright and zingy.
  3. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    Yes, I thought the pickups were hot also. Thanks so much! Sounds like a good answer. :)