#1
What are the best bass strings for an Ibanez GSR200 bass, I play mostly classic rock and metal. And if amp matter to you answer I have a Peavey Max 158. Thanks.
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#2
well what sort of strings do you want/like?
Bright/dull?
Flat/round/half/tape?
extra long lasting? (sometimes sacrifices tone)

Could do with more info
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well what sort of strings do you want/like?
Bright/dull?
Flat/round/half/tape?
extra long lasting? (sometimes sacrifices tone)

Could do with more info

Bright sounding, and something that will last a while and wont get out of tune easily.
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#5
off the little you've given me and my fairly limited explorations with strings all I have to say is:
Elixir strings are bright and coated so they stay even brighter for longer. Plus they sound good.
They're what Ibanez prestiges come with, so that can't be that bad

and seeing your edit, I'd say elixirs sound perfect
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#6
Umm...well...I know you're looking for something specific here but the reality is that the "best strings" are the ones which you personally like the best.

So that being said I imagine you haven't experimented too much with your strings so I'll recommend you look at either DR's or D'Addario, those consistently seem to be the best rated.

On winding, since once again I assume your knowledge of warm vs bright and your preference to them is lacking I recommend you go with something moderately bright rather than a warm tone (for now, you may later change your mind).
Edit: NVM slow post

Ultimately DR High Beams or D'Addario EXP or a Nickel Wounds should be good choices for now
#7
I'm not sure if these are "the best" string but my favorite strings are Peavey Element Strings. They give a tone that I don't even know how to describe. They sound great for Metal and Hard Rock. They cost around $22.50 (CND$). I suggest you try them out.
#8
I'm trying to decide between D'adarrio and elixir. Which one do you guys think i should go with?
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#9
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I'm trying to decide between D'adarrio and elixir. Which one do you guys think i should go with?

scratch that. I think im going to go with Elixir. Thanks for your help guys.
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#10
D'addario are really best value for money imo. Nickel Wound series gives me the best tone in the world. I'll upload a sample.

EDIT: check it out here - http://yourlisten.com/channel/content/27598/Aample_of_my_bass_tone
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#11
um, Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies are bright, and last a good time. You should give them a try, and they won't cost you an arm and a leg like elixir's will.
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#12
I can get elixirs cheaper than EBS
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scratch that. I think im going to go with Elixir. Thanks for your help guys.

a steel string set is cheaper, lasts about as long in many cases, and is far brighter.
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#15
rotosound, carvin, and DR all make them. I'd suggest rotos.
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#16
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off the little you've given me and my fairly limited explorations with strings all I have to say is:
Elixir strings are bright and coated so they stay even brighter for longer. Plus they sound good.
They're what Ibanez prestiges come with, so that can't be that bad

and seeing your edit, I'd say elixirs sound perfect

This right here. They're a bit pricy, but last about a half a year (for me anyways).
#17
^ I get all Scroodgey with my money and make them last closer to a year
I've had my current ones for about 15 months now and they only really died a month and a half ago.
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^ I get all Scroodgey with my money and make them last closer to a year
I've had my current ones for about 15 months now and they only really died a month and a half ago.

I'm too picky with my strings to let them last that long...If they start dying at all they're being replaced. I'll probably just replace the E multiple times while the rest of the set holds fine.
#19
I usually use Ernie Ball strings, but my ESP came strung with SIT [Stay In Tune] Strings, and I've liked them a lot, and I might even be switching to them instead of Ernie Balls. =]
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#21
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I think other people might have a different opinion of that 'perfect' tone.


I love this one. I'm just showing my oppinion on what tone would fit "Bright sounding, and something that will last a while and wont get out of tune easily."
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#22
i play the same sorta music as you and i always go for dean markley blue steel bass strings. they sound great, lovely bright tone and last for AGES.

look for them on ebay or something.
#23
I'm a d'Addario fan myself. Not sure why, I think it's a feel thing. They don't last the longest or sound the brightest but I like 'em. But you have to find what strings work best for your fingers on your bass.