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Which strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by LiL BaSS DuDe, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    I've been trying to get a new sound from my bass.
    Just like Mike Dirnt's (Green Day). I've tried lots of settings on my amp and on my bass (but it was pretty cheap and doesnt have much option with tone) so I was wonderin' if anyone could recommend a set of strings that may give me a better comparison. (Too give an exact sort of sound that I want, could you please download "She" and perhaps "Warning(live)") These two have got the best that are easy to spot.

    And, P.S. any ideas on what maybe I should set my tone and amp too?

    TY in advance.
  2. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Oh, and my budget is anything between cheap to mid price.. ($0.00:D - $30 )
  3. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    If it's any help, Mike Dirnt uses D'Addario Slowounds in gauges of .105 .085 .065 .045.
  4. Pea-NUT


    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    i have a cheapa$$ amp, but i turn low to 6-8, mid 0-2 high 3-6
    I works for me
  5. Yay! I'm using the exact same strings as Mike Dirnt right now. They're quite nice.
  6. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Thanks guys. I'll also try that AMP setting when I get back.

    I somehow snapped my G-string yesterday so that means I've been able to bribe my mum into buying me a new set :D I didn't even mean it !! :)
  7. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    i HATE when that happens... :eek:
  8. DR strings like low riders or high beams are the best and you can get them for about 25 dollars on ebay or other online sites, another option would be Ernie Ball super slinkys !! Gaging is a personal choice but 105 thru 45 are the norm is there is a norm!

    And remember if its not groving, then the crowd's not moving!!
  9. gaging sheesh !!!!!
  10. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Well, Im waiting...

    The guy in my local music store said that they normally only come in a box of 4-5 sets.. (about 100 bucks).

    He said he'd clal his suppplier, and see if he can get me one set. Im waiting on HIM calling me.. :(

    Gah. Im using Ernie Ball's just, super slinkys, they are ok, but dont sound good as what they did.. 4months ago. :p They feel quite nice tho..

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