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Need bass strings for recording
Old 19th June 2009
  #1
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Need bass strings for recording

Hi everyone!

I need a recommendation for bass strings. I have a 4 string G&L Tribute L2000 that sounds great live with TI Jazz Flats but the sound is too mellow and doesnot project well in recordings (mp2nv>lavry blue AD>PTLe8). I was checking older recordings I had made with the bass with the original strings and noticed that the sound was more defined, which is what I'm looking for. Unfortunately, I don't remember what the strings were, although I'm almost positive that they were roundwounds.

Any recommendations?
Old 19th June 2009
  #2
Roundwound strings will definitely give you more punch than flatwounds. I personally really like DR bass strings, but any decent manufacturer will get you there.

For even more brightness, go with stainless steel strings.
Old 19th June 2009
  #3
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Thanks for your reply, Bluelight. Any model of the DR in particular?
Old 19th June 2009
  #4
I use DR Hi-Beams, .45-.105 and love em.
Old 24th June 2009
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Try rotosound.
Old 24th June 2009
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Try rotosound.
+1 for the Rotos. Swing bass 66's for me all day
Old 27th June 2009
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+1 for the Rotos. Swing bass 66's for me all day
Rotos don't work for me at all. Been using EBS Northern lights recently.
DR nickel Low Riders are great also.
Flatwounds are great if you are looking for oldschool tone. Been using Ghs Brite Flats (half/round/flat) with Mustang for 1.5 years.
Old 27th June 2009
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I've been a huge fan of the DRs lately. Skeptical but now a convert.

If you have a decent player, d'addario steels can be REALLY excellent. They require a good touch however.
Old 28th June 2009
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+1 for the Rotos. Swing bass 66's for me all day
I'm not a real bass player, but it's RS66LD's for me.
Old 28th June 2009
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Slappers love DR Strings Lo-Riders and Hi-Beams but you can play conservatively with them too. The latter are brighter, the former have more tension and low end.

You may find this helpful: Bass Guitar String Reviews Reviews: TalkBass Bass Gear Reviews
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