U Bass strings for Latin music?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by CauliColin, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. Hi,
    I'm in a Latin band, for which I use a U Bass for, but I'm wanting some new strings to get a sound more like an upright bass. So far I'm looking at Thunder Reds.
    Any of you guys have experience in this or have any ideas with U Bass strings? Thanks!
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  2. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    In my experience, the closest sound you're gonna get to an URB with a UBass is with the original black strings. They seem to have the most thud and thump on that small bass. Anything else, I've found, takes that away in favor of it sounding more like an electric bass.
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  3. I play Ubasses and agree with Jon about the original strings. I have used just about
    Every type of string they sell for them, and they sound the best for what you play.
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