What Should I Put on a Thunderbird Bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by hpkbass, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. hpkbass


    Jul 29, 2009
    Hi, I'm new to the forums, and this is my first post. I was wondering what the best strings are for a Thunderbird Bass, if I was looking for a solid rock sound? Opinions/Suggestions would be awesome!
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Roundwounds for sure. Try a set of Slinky's, make sure you put the same guage on that's on now, to avoid set up isssues.
  3. hpkbass


    Jul 29, 2009
    Thanks man, I'll let you know how it turns out.
  4. brachal


    Jan 7, 2006
    New Orleans, La
    I keep D'Addario EXLs on mine. Everybody's happy.
  5. Thorsoundcore

    Thorsoundcore Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    i have a TB as well,and yes,you definatly want to put roundwounds on it.ernie ball's sound the best IMO,but if you don't like bright tone,then you might wanna go with something else.i'd also suggest rotosound 66's or just plain D'addario rounds.
  6. Mr. Ray

    Mr. Ray

    Feb 20, 2009
    I have DR Hi-beams on mine....you will be very happy!
  7. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab HELIX user & BOSE Abuser

    Feb 11, 2004
    Roundwounds of your preference.
    I use Rotosounds.
    I believe others have too(Martin Turner-Wishbone Ash, John Entwistle-The Who, etc.).
    Takes about 6~10 years to eat most-used frets completely to the point of needing work.
  8. Ramstien


    Aug 19, 2007
    I'm not good with terminology, but what size (gauge?) are the strings? Are they 40-60-80-100?
  9. emblymouse

    emblymouse exempt Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Look no further, everything else is a facsimile. Rotos, preferrably into a HiWatt :bassist:
  10. Definitely Rotosound Swing Bass 66s Stainless steel
  11. jbrew73


    Dec 24, 2006
    i love ernie bass stainless steel slinkys. these are easier on the fingers pro steels.

    ss round wounds have that extra bite and harmonic content that really cuts thru in a rock band environment.

    some people dont like the brightness of ss strings but i figure that you can roll off the top end with the tone control but you cant add some thing back that was never there to begin with.