which "Bass String" you always use?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Pak, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. Pak


    Nov 14, 2004
    which "Bass String" you always use?
    I am using "D'addario EXL170 Bass String (Long Scale)"

    The size is:
    1st String: 045
    2nd String: 065
    3rd String: 080
    4th String: 100

    because i see more more size on bass string...
    can you share your experience which is good?
    Thank you!!! :bassist:
    p.s. i am a beginner of bass guitar~
  2. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I like D'Addario Slowounds and Lakland strings. I also just bought a set of Thomastik Infeld Power Bass, which I like, but they're a light gauge ... the B string is just a .119.

    God (what ever you perceive it to be), has answered your prayers. I don't know where you are, but see if you can get your hands on this month's Bass Player magazine. They review over 140 sets of strings. A very handy resource for you.
  3. Pak


    Nov 14, 2004
    Sorry, i think this topic i am wrong to post, Sorry
    i think it was "String" topic ~ :crying:
  4. MODNY

    MODNY Guest

    Nov 9, 2004
    on my f bass
    i use Labella super steps (.105 E)

    and on my rob allen i use Labella 760n's
  5. they are probably going to move this thread. I just got Bas Player in the mail yesterday. They have a big proforma on 133 different string reviews.
  6. etherbass


    May 24, 2004
    i really like Rotosound stainless steels... deep and bright..
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    D'addario Slow-wound Nickels... now they are called Nickel XLs (45-130).
  8. I use Roto steels, DR high beams, and D'addario XL's.

    And if I were a mod I'd move this into the strings forum. But alas, I'm not.
  9. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I think this belongs in "Strings", but I use SIT's.
  11. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Fretted: DR HiBeam stainless steel. Sometimes LowRider s.steels.

    Fretless: Currently Tomastik Infeld Jazz Flats, but probably go back to pressure/half round nickels. Tried the Labella black tapes, nice, but not sure if I like'm that much.
  12. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    D'addario Prisms and ProSteels (for when my stock of Prisms run out, although I may put a test set on to see if they're as good as word says) for the fretted, XL Nickel roundwounds for the fretless.

    What can I say? They suit my needs perfectly, and I like to support a hometown business. The Farmingdale, NY factory is about 10 minutes from where I grew up.
  13. r379


    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    I have been using D'Addario EXL 160 nickel wounds (.050-.105) on my Precision For a couple of years and like them. I'm currently trying DR Sunbeam nickel wounds (.045-.100) on my Jazz and they sound pretty good. They are a little more "polite" (as the guy in the music store referred to them) than D'Addarios but on my Jazz that's good.
  14. Dean Markley Blue Steel for roundwounds.
    LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass for flats.

  15. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    I currently have a set of DR HiBeams on my Geddy Lee Jazz with Dimarzio Model J pickups and I have gotten tons of compliments on the growl. IMHO, those DR's just make that bass come alive with an angry power that's to be tamed and released carefully... VERY fun to play!!! :)
  16. Spector_Ray


    Aug 8, 2004

    Ditto that!