strings that don't have silk @ the end

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by carlo3874, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. carlo3874


    Jan 25, 2007
    San Diego CA

    Can you guys & gals give me holla if you know any basss string brands that don't put that silk / felt crap @ the end? I hate that stuff.


  2. D'Addario. Killer strings. I played them for many years on the guitar and now that I saw the light and moved on to the bass... same thing. Very nice... no silk.

  3. RAZubieta


    Feb 9, 2008
    Like Ox said D'Addarios no silk and great strings but if you play more rockish stuff (punk,metal,etc.) then I'd recommend Ernie Ball. Their hybrid slinkies don't have it for sure and I'm assuming their other stuff doesn't, but they die kinda fast but the tone is worth it, providing its one you like.
  4. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    Ernie Ball Flats have blue silk ends

    DR strings dont have it at all

    Dunlop also comes to mind
  5. I always found the EB Slinkies too "loose". The guitarist in my band now plays them and my brother (a guitarist) plays them too. I gave away 10 sets of them...

    Keep in mind that this is guitar experience that I am talking about but if it translates to bass: If you like a looser string, they may be fine... but the Dads have good tone and are a bit more "snug".

    I have not tried EBs on bass yet. I did try Hartkes (got them free) and GHS Boomers... just call a pass on those and go to the Dads.

    Me, I am sticking with D'Addario 165s.

  6. Connor


    Jun 21, 2007
    what is it that you don't like about it?
  7. optikhog


    Apr 2, 2007
    St. Peters, MO
    My Cleartones are bare metal, sound great, and have lasted forever.
  8. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    If you hate it that much, find strings you like most importantly and then just take the silk off.
  9. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    Im going to try some

    do they work ok with a pick?
    since i like to play with a pick too

    because with elixers the coating wears off
  10. Warwick is naked, but I don't mind the Pedulla black wrap.
  11. optikhog


    Apr 2, 2007
    St. Peters, MO
    I haven't done much pick work with them but they sound somewhat similar to the D'Addarios IMHO - not too bright but still plenty of top end.

    They definately do not suffer from the issue I also have with Elixirs' coating scrubbing off.
  12. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    I can see why he doesnt like it, sometimes it frays and starts sticking out and stuff

    doesnt look too good and can get messy on a headstock (which is ironic because its there to prevent that)

    And that sounds good optik

    Ill try a set out once my Elixers die
  13. D'Addario+1

    check out DR strings too
  14. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician

    Oct 15, 2002
    Yorktown, VA
    I like silk...even though I have no idea what it is there for. Well, I have ideas, but nothing from the guy that invented silk wrappings.
  15. RAZubieta


    Feb 9, 2008
    To me all guitar strings are too loose they cant take much pressure without being bent to god knows where, guess its just the power of being a bassist:D But I got my knock off P strung with EB Hybrids and I use it mostly for metal since the action is so high the strings are not that lose at all IMO even at C tuning they just arent that loose so if your bass' action is fairly high I'd give em a try. Like I said before awsome rock tone with a pick.