Favorite brand of bass strings?

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Cheri
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Favorite brand of bass strings?

Postby Cheri » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:49 pm

As of late, this is my fav!

D'Addario ETB92 Black Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings, Medium, 50-105, Long Scale

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Re: Favorite brand of bass strings?

Postby TobiasMan » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:53 pm

Depends on the bass I'm using. One size/type does not fit or work on all.
DR Black Beauties on my Tobias, old Fender flats on my P bass, T-I jazz flats on my MTD fretless and NS traditional strings on my NXT upright.
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Re: Favorite brand of bass strings?

Postby grimjim » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:49 pm

Always just been a boomers guy.

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Re: Favorite brand of bass strings?

Postby grimjim » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:57 pm

Haven't had to change the strings yet on my EUB.

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Re: Favorite brand of bass strings?

Postby rinos88 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:39 am

I used to love the Blue Steel or D'Adario Prism, but have found myself buying the Ernie Ball Slinkys the past year or three.
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Re: Favorite brand of bass strings?

Postby RipVanDan » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:09 pm

Let's see. In 1966 I was using Fender flats on my '65 Jazz (there were no round-wound bass strings yet). Then in about 1971 I put Fender black tape-wound strings on it and that lived on my '65 until it was stolen in '76. In '85, when I bought my current Jazz, I put some Dean Markley Blue Steel strings on it. I replaced them twice and then in about 2014 I put a set of DR Black Beauties on it. I like the better balance of sound across the strings on the DR Black Beauty strings but miss that little extra bit of zing I got in my Blue Steel set.

I'm seeing a fair amount of wear on my Black Beauty's now as the tops of the round wound strings are losing their black coating. I am considering putting some LaBella Black Nylon tape-wounds on it. If I don't like those, I'll probably go back to the Blue Steel.

I have a set of GHS Bass Boomers on my 5-string. I rarely use it with the group I'm playing in now, but it definitely sounds better than the strings it came with.

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Re: Favorite brand of bass strings?

Postby Goldhawk » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:15 pm

I would highly recommend Elrick Nickel strings. Best I've ever played. Sadowsky nickels are a close second.


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