Well I found the right strings for my Modulus!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Scott Cutrer, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. Scott Cutrer

    Scott Cutrer Guest

    Aug 21, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    I have been buying and trading Basses on a whim for 15 years and I finally learned something this past month. I have been wanting a Modulus Q6 ofr years and I finally got one, but I have not been digging it at all. It has been real whimpy and not the robust funk and groove machine that I was expecting. I could tell that there were some good tones hiding in there but I could not get em out. I have put three sets of strings on it and none of them have been what I wanted and they have had no life to them. All have been good strings, DR's, Ken Smiths and Laklands, but they just did not groove. I was getting depressed and kinda loosing my feelings for the bass but I decided that I should try another set of strings. All of the others have been a little on the light side but did not have the right feel. Well I tried a heavier set, Ernie Ball Slinkys with a 130-32 guage and a 37" sclae, and bang the bass came to life. I love Stainless Steel strings and this bass is made for Stainless Steel strings. The strings have a much tighter feel and they make the bass sound so much bigger and they even stay in tune better. I have been reading Bass Player for over 10 years and over the past few months I have been rereading the special strings issue from 96, man there is a wealth of knowledge in that one issue. I have been playing for quite a while and I am only recently realizing how much diffference a set of strings can make. I wonder how many basses I got rid of because I did not like the strings!Ernie Ball Slinkys Ernie Ball Slinkys
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I don't use Slinkys, but I love stainless steels.
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Congrats! Moduli are definitely the most string sensitive basses I've ever owned (or played). Drive me crazy trying to find a really GOOD set of strings.

    That said, though, I hate Ernie Balls. Just don't like em. However, I believe the SS EBs are what Phogchris used on his recently stolen :)mad: :mad: :mad: ) Modulus. I stick 100% to nickel on mine, though, because SSs are just too bright. Congratulations, though!