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strung on your bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by lyle, Mar 11, 2004.


  1. D'addario

    44 vote(s)
    16.5%
  2. DR

    68 vote(s)
    25.5%
  3. Elixir

    16 vote(s)
    6.0%
  4. rotosound

    22 vote(s)
    8.2%
  5. Dean Markley

    15 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. ErnieBall

    31 vote(s)
    11.6%
  7. GHS

    9 vote(s)
    3.4%
  8. Bass Brand (ex fender, fodera, spector, etc)

    22 vote(s)
    8.2%
  9. other

    40 vote(s)
    15.0%
  1. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    what strings do you guys have strung on your basses and why?

    Ive been a d'addario guy for some time but a while back bought a set of elixirs, sound just as great as the dads and last 3 tiems as long. on month 7 and there just starting to die.
     
  2. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill

    Dec 30, 2001
    Boston MA
    Elixers on my jazz and Ernie Ball on my ibanez
     
  3. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Hah! I've got my Jazz and Ibanez the opposite way around (but I think I might put TI Flats on my Jazz and Labellas on my Ibanez next go-round).
     
  4. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    D'Addario Chromes on essex
    Experimenting with different strings on Godin
    Ernie Balls on the Spector Q5
     
  5. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Thomastik Jazz flats on my Zon.
    Alembics on my Alembic.
    La Bella Deep Talkin' Flats on my Rob Allen fretless.
     
  6. Acepiloto

    Acepiloto

    Aug 25, 2000
    DR Lo Riders all around.
     
  7. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Fenders on my Godin.
    Dean Markley Blue Steels on my Fender Jazz.
    DR Lo Riders on my Peavery Fury IV.

    I think given the sample I am playing now I prefer the DR Lo Riders. I wouldn't mind going back to TI Jazz Flats - those are really nice strings.

    Shouldn't this be in the strings forum?

    Dan
     
  8. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    what kind of strings you put on your babies. babies meaning basses, so i wanna no what basses you put what on.

    my spector has elixirs on then, and my new kubicki will have kubicki factor nickel strings.
     
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    LaBella slappers on the G-bass

    LaBella Rockers on the J
     
  10. My fav's are Elite Stadiums

    45's-105's

    Ive tried lotsa brands but always gone bk to theses...nice tone...not to0o hard and have a wonderful full tone..

    Only thing that i can find that might be a prob..is they sound best after been worn in for about 1hr of playing


    ps...shouldnt this thread be under the string forum :p
     
  11. quallabone

    quallabone

    Aug 2, 2003
    My Fretted's all have John Pearse strings which are so much better than anything else I've played it makes me cry.

    I believe the 2 fretlesses have LaBella flats on them.
     
  12. pistoleroace

    pistoleroace

    Sep 13, 2002
    WI
    SIT strings on all my 4 and 5 string basses. I love them, they sound great, stay bright for quite some time and they last longer than most others I've tried.
     
  13. DR longnecks on my #1 Frenz bass 6
    D'Addario Prism on my other Frenz and my fretless 6
    Labella on the Warrguitar
    Custom set (various) on the Santucci
    Custom set (various) Ibanez Piccolo 6
    Dirk
     
  14. dig'em

    dig'em

    Feb 14, 2004
    Portland
    Super Slinkys on my 'Ray, Rotosound flats for the P-Beater.
     
  15. Roto 66's on the Jazz, 99's on the Rick.
     
  16. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    DR lowriders on everything :bassist:
     
  17. wow, i'm suprised so many people use DR's.. I've got DR Hi-beams on all!
     
  18. I'm glad there's someone else out there who uses Elites. I was wondering if i was the only one as i read down the thread. I do agree about wearing them in...but when you've played them in a bit they sound beautiful on my Yamaha RBX-775!! (There nickles are quite nice too)
     
  19. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    I have been through many types of strings...

    GHS, DR, Fender etc. etc.

    I finally bought Elixir strings last year and I haven´t looked back since!

    They are just starting to wear out now and I have another set which I will put on the bass this weekend.

    Love the feel and tone of the Elixir strings. I was a bit afraid that the tone from a pick would be somewhat lacking, but it is not.

    I like them very much!

    Edit: I use the Elixir strings on my Fender MIA Jazz V.