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what kind

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by godsmack, Jun 26, 2001.


  1. Hey everybody, i have been playing for about 6 to 7 months now and i have never changed my strings, now that i have some extra money i want to get some... what do you think is the best kind for a normal 4 string fretted? and about how much would different kinds cost?

    Thank you ~ Godsmack
     
  2. ATLPUNK246

    ATLPUNK246

    Jun 26, 2001
    I like Ernie Ball strings. Iv'e only used two kinds before(GHS and Ernie Ball) but I think they are much better strings. There usually like $19 for a set.
     
  3. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, You can go with the super deluxe models, Thomasic Infleld (sp?) which can be about $60, or go with something a little cheaper.

    People seemed pleased with DR strings, as well as Rotosound, D'Addario, and Dean Marklys...if you haven't changed strings, chances are, you're playing on "medium" strings. With the following gauges:
    E= .105 A=.85 D=.65 G=.45
    or something very close. Anyway, strings can run you anywhere between about $12-19 for Fender strings, which are pretty decent, and then upwards. Here is a good place:
    http://www.juststrings.com/electricbassguitar.html

    If you're into rock/metal (godsmack IS you name...) I'd say give Ken Smiths a whirl. I hear they're not to shabby in the rock department. For a good lowdown on strings go here: http://www.bassplayer.com/gear/industry.shtml

    and, for changing strings:
    http://www.bassplayer.com/gear/install.shtml

    ...after reading, you'll see why there's a whole form dedicated to strings. Good luck...
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Appears I spoke to soon: the Thomastik Infeld strings are only around 30...heh, it's 60 for a set of Sixers...anway...