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drewphishes

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best strings recommendation
« on: February 14, 2018, 05:14:49 PM »
looking for a roundwound that isn't super bright.  I like to slap and play fingerstyle, but I dont love super bright rounds, but I feel like flats arent bright enough, any idea?

Twocan

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 07:02:28 PM »
GHS Pressurewound Bass Strings
Alembic Strings
Elixir Strings (Nickel)
1996 Elan 5 (Signature Elec)
1996 Essence 5 (Rogue Elec + LED)
1995 Essence 5 Fretless
1998 Epic 4

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 07:22:31 PM »
TI Jazz Rounds.

*...and Congratulations on the bass, by the way.   :)
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edwin

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 07:57:39 PM »
I know I'm a broken record about this, but DR Sunbeams. They go on all my basses with rounds.

Full disclosure: I'm an endorser, although I don't get them for free.

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 08:37:39 PM »
I'm with Edwin. Sunbeams for me, but I normally throw on a set of chromes every 3rd or 4th string chamge.

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 04:29:38 AM »
I like Alembic strings on my Alembics. You might also want to try a ground round wound string. I played GHS Brite Flats, which are GRW strings, for years on my Jazz Bass (and still do). I also played Dean Marlky's GRW and while I liked the tone the feel wasn't for me.   

moongerm

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2018, 05:12:59 AM »
DR Sunbeams for fretless are very nice. D'Addario EXL180s on my fretted Alembics are my current go-to strings. Alembic strings are nice too.

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 09:45:16 AM »
Aren't nickel strings going to have less high end than stainless steel? I use nickel rounds on my Stanley Clarke - they might have a bit more tension though too.

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 10:27:34 AM »
I have been using Markley Blue Steel strings for a long time but a few years ago finally tried the Blue Steel Nickle, like them a lot and don't plan to go back to pure steel strings. The nickle strings definitely have a more mellow high end than the steel strings and the windings feel a lot smoother and more comfortable, too. I got a set of DR Hi-Beams for cheap and tried them but they were too bright, may try the Sunbeams at some point. I don't tend to do much experimenting with bass strings due to the cost. I prefer strings with a tight core tension. The TI Jazz Round Wounds sounded great to me and the windings were the most comfortable of any strings I have tried but I could not get used to the low tension.

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Re: best strings recommendation
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 02:03:59 PM »
You might want to give stringjoy a shot.I find them to be not overly bright but a decent reasonably priced string.

https://www.stringjoy.com/