Two basses to restring...help me decide on the best match!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by got_the_bug, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. got_the_bug

    got_the_bug Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    NH
    I have a Fender US Geddy Lee Jazz and a Spector NS-2J to restring, and what I have "in stock" for rounds right now is a set of DR Black Beauties and a set of DR Pure Blues strings.

    Putting aside preferences such as not liking coated strings, I thought I'd poll (without a poll) the collective wisdom of TB. Do you think one string type might be a better match for one of the two basses? The Spector is a bolt-on neck, mahogany body with a spalted maple top and pau ferro fingerboard. The GL is alder/maple, obviously.

    What sez the interwebs? "Get some Nickel Lo-Riders instead" or other similar suggestions are welcomed... :)
     
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  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Two by two and in-line four right? I say don’t trim the strings temporarily, carefully, gingerly, since they’re both round core, and try each set on each bass and see which you prefer.
     
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  3. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    I don’t know about the black beauties, but I just put Pure Blues on my Peavey Jazz clone and they sound awesome. Maybe my favorite strings ever!
     
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  4. Roxbororob

    Roxbororob Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2015
    Montreal
    Got to be Rotosounds on the Geddy.
     
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  5. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    My Preference having used them both before would be Black Beauties on the Geddy and the Blues on the other.
     
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  6. Exactly what Gorn said above.

    I have both of those exact sets on different basses. It all depends on the bass. Try them on both.
     
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  7. got_the_bug

    got_the_bug Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 5, 2007
    NH
    Thanks for the responses so far!
     
  8. Qlanq

    Qlanq

    Jul 9, 2007
    Swansea
    I put a set of D'Addario EPS220 Prosteels. Nice.
    And seem to have very low tension as well.