Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by bcarll, Feb 8, 2002.

  1. bcarll


    Oct 16, 2001

    Do you find that special strings are needed to play in the chordal style that you do. Seems like I get a lot of squeaking when I slide my fingers on my strings. What strings do you use? This will be the first time I have changed strings since beginning to play so any info would be helpful.

    Bob C.
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    I use round wounds in a medium light guage. I have experimented with a number of strings, most are great, some I disliked a great deal. I prefer Nickel Silver over Stainless, the sound is abit warmer (less skeaky, perhaps). Currently I am using up my stock of Fodera's in guages .040 - .010. I then will be using the MTD strings as I am now a product specialist for MTD. Both brands of strings have served me well.