what strings are better for Blues

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Flounder102Bass, Jul 20, 2008.

what strings are Better for Blues

Poll closed Aug 19, 2008.
  1. Roundwound

    13 vote(s)
  2. Flatwound

    31 vote(s)
  1. Flounder102Bass


    Jul 6, 2008
    i need to know is it roundwound or Flatwound
  2. ivyman


    Apr 15, 2008
    Sydney Australia
    neither its more what strings do you like the sound of for blues

    try dr sunbeams for a warm vintagey sound
  3. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Personal preference.Whatever you like,is what works best for you.
  4. Hey FLOUNDER,

    Da Blues ain't 'bout da strings!

    Da Blues is 'bout what's in your soul, your heart and your mind!!!!!

    Later, Kirk
  5. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    The cheapest kind!
    and "let 'er EAT!"
  6. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    I'm not kidding..
  7. steve66


    Sep 17, 2005
    South Florida
    I voted Flatwound. no need to explain
  8. RedSubway


    Jul 26, 2008
    I play a lot of blues, I use flatwound right now but before I actually used some tapewound nylons, and they were perfect. Very smooth tone, it was great.
    But that unfortunately isn't an option in the poll haha.
  9. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    I use flats. Even so, you can EQ your bass differently & get a great blues thump from rounds as well. Just make it stop sounding piano-like by dropping the mid range. Oh......and lose the pick.
  10. whatever suits you the best!
  11. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
  12. play4zero


    Dec 29, 2005
    Edorsing Artist: Eden
    Probably nickel plated roundwounds for a darker tone. I have flatwounds on a couple of basses, but they're not very versatile. The nickels still give you a darker sound, but also the versatility to play more styles of music.
  13. Flounder102Bass


    Jul 6, 2008
    is that true :eyebrow:
  14. david fitch

    david fitch

    Feb 20, 2007
    I have used both and both work for the Blues. I take a nickelround strung Bass if I walking into a group I have never played with before. If I think flats would work better I bring a flatwound strung Bass the next time.....If I feel like coming back that is.
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