#1
Which type bass strings do you think give the most of that metallic type of grungy sound when new?
#2
Warwick strings usually give that kind of sound. D'Addarios too.
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#3
Quote by Linkerman
Warwick strings usually give that kind of sound. D'Addarios too.


All strings can give it. I want to know which gives it the most. Im my oppinion D'darrios are horrible, and i really hate those strings.
#4
Almost every brand of strings will sound like that.
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#5
Quote by Noreee
All strings can give it. I want to know which gives it the most. Im my oppinion D'darrios are horrible, and i really hate those strings.

No need to reply like a douche. Just learn to read.

Since you clearly failed to understand, i'll break it down to you:
In MY opinion, D'Addarios and Warwick strings are the ones which give it the most.
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#7
So you're after a harsh metallic tone? Rotosound swing 66. Everyone on this forum has an opinion about them which centres around the bright metallic tone fresh out of the packet.
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#8
Any brand. Stainless steel roundwound strings will best define that tone. Almost all guitar string companies make these. Not that any of you knuckle heads could hear a difference between (Brand A) and (Brand B).
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#9
Quote by Linkerman
No need to reply like a douche. Just learn to read.

Since you clearly failed to understand, i'll break it down to you:
In MY opinion, D'Addarios and Warwick strings are the ones which give it the most.


didn't mean to sound liek a douche, sorry about that. Just stating my opinion.
#10
Quote by skater dan0
So you're after a harsh metallic tone? Rotosound swing 66. Everyone on this forum has an opinion about them which centres around the bright metallic tone fresh out of the packet.


Thanks
Are they long lasting? How would you compare them to elixir strings lets say?
#11
You'd be very hard pressed to find strings brighter than rotosounds. Although you've gotta remember, your strings are just one part of your overall tone. Pickups, bridge, EQ settings are all just as important.

But yeah, Roto's are the way to go for brightness.
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#12
Anything Steel.

Dean Markely Blue Steels and I've heard great things about DR Hi-Beams


Though DR's are pricey.
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#13
Quote by CLIFF_BURTON
Any brand. Stainless steel roundwound strings will best define that tone. Almost all guitar string companies make these. Not that any of you knuckle heads could hear a difference between (Brand A) and (Brand B).

Knucklehead? I've never played a blackheart amp.

On the same gear I think most regulars of the Bass forum would be able to blind hear the difference and a few could name the brands.

With a different player through different amps and different basses it would incredibly hard to tell if there is a different brand of stainless steel strings, near impossible to guss the brand.
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#14
I hear Elixirs are really good strings, and that might be the reason they're so pricey. What do u guys think of elixirs? Can i have a few opinions please?


And about the gear, i play A Schecter Stiletto custom 5 string bass. (Mahogany body with flame maple top and EMG HZ pickups) Through a Bugera BVP 5500 amp and I forgot the name of my cab >_< (I think it's been discontinued, it's not on the website i bought it from. All i know is that its an ashdown cab that handles 450 W X_X )
#15
Elixer strings will last a lot longer, and a bunch of people will say they are amazing because you get that new string sound for months, instead of weeks.

I don't like elixers, they have this coating on them that feels a little slippery, and I think the sound isn't as good new as other strings, not as bright. I personally would prefer a set of Rotosound's that lasted two weeks over a set of elixers that lasted two months. (two weeks would be if you played everyday... with dirty hands)
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#16
Quote by ZaccB
Elixer strings will last a lot longer, and a bunch of people will say they are amazing because you get that new string sound for months, instead of weeks.

I don't like elixers, they have this coating on them that feels a little slippery, and I think the sound isn't as good new as other strings, not as bright. I personally would prefer a set of Rotosound's that lasted two weeks over a set of elixers that lasted two months. (two weeks would be if you played everyday... with dirty hands)



Thanks so much for your opinion !
#17
Rotosound Swing 66 for sure. Also, either lower your action or dig into your strings, you'll get the metallic sound from the strings hitting your frets. Ahh, I love digging so much.
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