what strings... ?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Fliptrique, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. Fliptrique


    Jul 22, 2002
    Szczecin, Poland
    Endorsing Artist: Mayones Guitars&Basses, Taurus Amplification

    i have a MIJ Ibanez SDGR 5er with EMG J`s in it.

    I`ve tried DR`s lo-riders - i LOVED the tension, but not the sound - it`s a bit too smooth and dark for me.

    So, I`m looking for high-tension stainless steel strings with bright, early faith no more type of sound.

    Any recomendations? Will Dr Hi-beams do it?
  2. Hi-beams are brighter than lo-riders, but they also have lesser tension. fat-beams are somewhere inbetween. I don't know if they're brighter than lo-riders though. EBS nothern lights strings should be really bright from what I hear, and so should D'addario Prisms - both are hex-core like the lo-riders, so they might have a more similar tension than the roundcore hi-beams and fat-beams.

    Good luck!
  3. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I have to say, I love my prisms but if you want the punch and brightness with a bit more growl, checkout the Rotosound Swing 66's.