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want the silky feel of boomers but longer life

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by pacojastorius, Nov 9, 2005.


  1. pacojastorius

    pacojastorius Guest

    May 21, 2005
    usa
    want the silky feel of boomers but longer life,
    i tried Dr and they just go dead too quickly and cost a bomb, Rotosound are really god but i love the ghs boomers feel , they do dead fairly quickly, anyone got any ideas?
    thanks
     
  2. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Maybe try the Rotosound RS-55 "Solo Bass" they're "compression wound" and have a very smooth feel, plus they last and last...They come in the green package and in various guages.

    Good Luck
    Slug
     
  3. How about the GHS Pressurewounds? Do they last a long time?
     
  4. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    Try Elixir NanoWebs. They are a bit $$ though. :)
     
  5. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    I use boomers on my P basses, and recently tried a set of B52s - and ended up taking them right back off... The B52s WERE significantly brighter than standard Boomers, but I lost too much bottom end with them, and a significant amount of volume as well... Think I'll just stick to Boomers - I like a bright, punchy tone with LOTS of bottom end, and for the most part, Boomers have provided me with that... I end up getting between 2 to 3 months out of a set, before I lose tonal quality - of course, YMMV...



    - georgestrings