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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by iceblinko, Jan 25, 2005.
... everyone! and what style (fingers, pick, both)?
Chromes or TI's
Finger and Pick.
Ash with a maple board finger style. D'Addario EXL 160s. Nickel wound .050-.105s.
I like the TI jazz flats, but the chromes are nice too.
I also liked the Fender 9050ML's too. But TI jazz flats are what I use.
GHS Bass boomers Med 45-105
Finger & Pick
I don;t know what is on my pbass now as I bought used. but I am thinking of trying LaBellas Deep Talking that comes with the Bassics magazine subscription.
Fender 9050 ML's or TI jazz flats. Currently it is the Fender's. Actually not my P any more but family has it and I play it from time to time.
Only reason the Fender's are possibly better is not quality but a mere tension desired.
TI's are not as tight as the Fenders. That doesn't mean they aren't as playable nor does it mean they are more desirable it is just a personal preference.
If you kind of like rounds then for sure the TI Jazz flats are going to be the flats for you. They have a touch more mids than the Fender's will.
Currently have on a set of Labella Deep Talkin' Flats standard. Not sure if I like them. I may go back to Chromes regular.
I also like the Fender 9050M Flats.
Oh, and I play fingerstyle.
Fingerstyle, and I alternate between D'Addario Slowounds and TI Jazz Flats.
DR High beams 45-100. Finger or Tortex .60mm orange pick.
Medium gauge La Bella Deep Talkin' Rounds.
On one bass, I currently have GHS Boomers 45-105 rounds. I like 'em A LOT. The tension feels right for me.
I keep flats on another bass. Currently Fender 9050s the 50 - 100 set. Best flats I've used.
On another bass I have a set of Markley's that is ground wound overthe frets and roundwound over the pickups. I like them too. 50 - 105.
I have to say that at the moment I'm enjoying the Boomers the most.
Today, I don't know. I bought mine used also. Tomorrow, LaBella Deep Talkin Flats - I just picked them up and am going to string them tomorrow, after my lesson.
I just set mine back up to play with a roots-rock/blues band... Fingers with D'Addario Chromes gives me the sound that I and the guys are looking for...
D'Addario Chrome Flats or TJ Jazz Flats. I found the D'Addarios to be tighter and stiffer. The TJ's required a softer touch or adjusting the bridge up for a slightly higher action to keep them from clanking on the frets. If you have an aggressive playing style I would go with the Chromes.
I'd been using the TI flats and they sound nice, but I got tired of that loose tension. Right now I'm experimenting with rounds for that 70's rock tone. I want big booty and fundamental, good growl, and not too bright or clanky. Any recomendations? I've got some DR Fatbeams on the way as I heard they're a bit more growly and less bright than LoRiders, so we'll see. If I can't find what I'm after I'll just go with Chromes or back to heavy Fender nickels.
How do you play (fingerstyle, pick?) I've found I can get a really nice, deep growl from my P with Chromes if I pluck hard (not popping) fingerstyle.
I mainly play with my fingers and those slowwounds get a wonderfull rubbery feel and fat tone when they mature.
I do play fingerstyle. I'm probably just wasting my time and money on rounds, but it's fun and cheaper than new basses.
Fingerstyle only - I used to use Slowounds (light guage), but since they've been discontinued, I'm trying to find another brand that sounds and feels as good.
I have some Dean Markley NickelSteels on right now, and they're pretty good. I have to shop around, though, and find what works best as a replacement.