Your choice of strings on graphite neck basses ?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Deep, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Deep

    Deep Supporting Member

    May 8, 2002
    Which type of strings do you prefer on your fretted or fretless Zon or Modulus basses? Nickel or SS? Why? And which brands do you prefer? The reason I ask this is that many seem to not like the sound of SS (because of the graphite/composite)on these basses and prefer nickel,and some say the opposite. What are your opinions?
  2. The steels tend to be a bit bright on my Zons.

    I'm always experimenting.

    Here's what I've found:

    DR Highbeams - I like the bright sound but somewhat overly bright. Lots of fret clacking and such.

    DR Lowbeams - I tried the nickel. Not very bright sounding. I haven't tried these in steel. They're next on my list to try.

    Sunbeams - Pretty good compromise!

    D Addario - Slow wounds. As above.

    Zon Ultrasonic Nickels - Good compromise but I don't like the "feel" on my picking fingers. Feels sticky to me.