#1
I was wondering what the difference between regular slinkys and power slinkys. Just wondering cause i am getting new strings and want to know the tonal difference.

Before anyone asks, i cant just go try them out. The only guitar store near me only one brand of bass strings.
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#3
The biggest difference is the gauge of the strings, which is how think they are. Larger numbers indicate a thicker string. And obviously, thicker strings produce a thicker tone. Past that, I'm not sure if there are any more differences.
#4
oh yeah in terms of tone they will sound a little thicker and will be better for downtuning.
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#5
they are very bright when you first put them on but they die withing a few weeks(EB bass strings in general)

If you like the brightness though, have a look at rosotound 66s and stadium elites
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#6
well i play rock, metal, dont down tune a whole lot much. I would like them to be somewhat flexible tonewise though. What would you guys suggest?
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#7
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they are very bright when you first put them on but they die withing a few hours(EB bass strings in general)

If you like the brightness though, have a look at rosotound 66s and stadium elites


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i put a set of EB strings on my bass for a recording session (it was a last minute deal my local shop didn't have rotos) and i was literally putting the strings on in the car on the way to the studio. we played the session and it all went well. i got home went to bed and woke up to completely dead strings
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#8
get rotos.

if you are using the interwebz to buy, look up the Roto 99, I hear from very reliable sources that they happen to be sexier than hell.
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#9
i use EB 50s on my bass and they've sounded great since....november......im to poor to change the strings, but it doesnt sound dead at all.
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#10
EB strings aren't that bad...they're kind of like Fenders though. They do lose their initial brightness fairly quickly, and they can lose quite a bit of it, but they're not dead...they actually last quite a while before becoming truly dead. (I would know, I've played on a set of each for at least a year each, 1.5 for the EB's.)
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