#1
hey guys i just wanted to ask what kind of bass strings should i get because im unsure which strings are for what type of music... i play METAL rock punk etc. you know heavy stuff, what strings do you guys recomend????
#2
flat wounds are amazing. and elixir is good for guitar not sure if they make bass but if they do, try to find elixir flat wounds. or just elixir.
#3
Ernie Ball hybrid slinkies?
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#5
I mainly play metal too, I use Elixir and think they're fantastic, very good tone and feeling, and you can use them for many months!
#6
Rotosound Swing 66s.
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#7
Most un-answerable question i have yet seen. Go out and buy a couple of sets of strings and see what you like. Any string can do for anything. Its how you apply it.
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#8
can't go wrong with Rotosound Swing 66
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Most un-answerable question i have yet seen. Go out and buy a couple of sets of strings and see what you like. Any string can do for anything. Its how you apply it.


Buying a couple of sets of bass strings is quite expensive.
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#10
So then just order a load of a strings of the interent for however much stick them on see which feels best and gives you a good sound. Then buy that set and see if it does the job. If not start again.
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I use D'Addario XL nickel wounds. I've never had a reason to try anything else since.

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#12
1. find artist that sounds good no matter what bass hes got
2. see what strings hes swinging
3. buy a pair
4. if you dont like those strings, repeat.

alternatively, rotosound is sexy.
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#14
If your in Australia get some Warwick: Reds, I usually get Dunlop's for around $60 but I decided to go cheaper and go with Warwick Strings (I wouldn't understand why they are cheaper), they give a clean thick tone which is good for the music I play ("Extreme" metal and Jazz).
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#15
Well. I try to stay away from Ernie Ball strings, I've had many problems with them in the past. Flat wounds give off too warm of a sound for Metal. Steve Harris can pull it off because he's...Steve ****in' Harris. I play Deathcore and I use Dean Markley Blue Steels because they last me a long time and they feel very nice to play on. You don't want to play weird strings because your fingers are going to be on them. But it's all personal preference. Rotosound Swing 66s are nice from what I've heard and Dunlop makes some decent strings too.
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#16
DR Hi-Beams or Lo-Riders might work for you. Stainless Steel strings will usually give you a brighter tone which should work well for metal music.
#17
I use Dr Hi-beams for metal they do have a lot of clank in the beginning though they mellow out quite nicely.
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