Strings that sound like an upright?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Zoroaster03, Mar 22, 2003.

  1. I know this has been posted before, but I would still like to know about the stings that sound like an upright. Hoping to get a Fender Jazz one day, so what kind of strings would be best for Jazz gigs? I know one would have to move up to an upright one day, but for now (while I want for a teacher to show their face) I'm sticking to my axe.

    Any suggestions?

    :bassist: Nathaniel.
  2. Flatwound


    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Rotosound 88 tapewounds. They're not as bright as the LaBella tapes, and they're very thumpy and thuddy. Strong attack, quick decay, kind of URB-ish. All IME, of course, YMMV, etc.
  3. Somehow a Jazz doesn't seem right to me for this tone.

    For thump and the upright sound, I'd put flats on a Precision bass.

    Fender 9050, TI Jazz, DA Chrome Flats.