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worst strings you've played......

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Aug 26, 2003.


  1. Is there such thing as a worst brand?..just wondering what kinda strings you've least liked....

    My least favorite were the DR Lo Riders...at the time my fingers were really dry and I'd been playing them for a week and they were really painfully ruff..sounded great.....felt like crap........
     
  2. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Black Diamonds, without a doubt.

    I guarantee, if you string up with these abysmal pieces of wire, you will contract HIV and herpes.
     
  3. Warwick Red Label, horrible tone ,bad string to string balance and feel as if they were wrapped in sandpaper (Black label feel the same but sound alot better)
     
  4. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    LaBella SuperSteps
     
  5. finger herpes????
    ah man that's brutal......why such a bad review?
     
  6. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    GHS Boomers
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Boomers made me hate Nickel :mad:

    Worst ever was Dean Markley Ground Wounds was like stringing with stripped electrical wire. No noticable tone.

    (this was in the mid 80's and I love the DM guitar strings)
     
  8. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Webstrings.
     
  9. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Boomers. The only string that goes dead the instant it's vibrated.
     
  10. b0nes83

    b0nes83

    Dec 14, 2000
    dr lowriders
     
  11. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Darco by Martin... The Coors Light of Bass Strings. But what they hey... I got 'em for free

    -robert
     
  12. hibeam

    hibeam

    Oct 16, 2002
    USA
    ditto on the boomers. crumby through and through.


    I just strung my stringray with low-riders...

    different strokes.
     
  13. ah, so I'm not alone in disliking lo riders....

    they sounded awesome....just hurt a lot :meh:
     
  14. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Try `em....and let me know a week later when they turn black on you!
     
  15. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Pretty much any Dean Markley is crap to me. The Will Lee customs may be the only exception. I was given 5 sets of DM Nickels to try, and they were flat out awefull. Talk about a string loosing it's life with it's first vibration.
     
  16. Rotosounds.
     
  17. Only

    Only

    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    Another vote for the Boomers.

    I've heard many dead strings, and I even like most dead souding roundwounds...But these go dead badly.
     
  18. pigpen02

    pigpen02

    Mar 24, 2002
    fender flatwounds
     
  19. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Very interesting. I like Fender flatwounds, Lo-Riders, and GHS Boomers. Maybe you guys would like Webstrings ;)
     
  20. NJL

    NJL

    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    boomers don't work for me.

    what i do like are lo riders (ss) for my Jazz and smith (ss) for my warwick 6