#1
I recently bought a Fleabass which came with Flea's signature strings and they sound brilliant for slap and popping, and work with nearly everything else to, but they are fading and are losing the brightness and the punchiness.
Normally when I'd go to buy strings I'd buy anything I could get my hands on (usually end up being rotorsound or ernie ball) and I was wondering if there are any strings out there specifically for slap bass, or give a better sound when playing slap.

-R
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#2
Well, Flea has his signature GHS Boomers, and I think that they are great for slap.
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#3
rotosound swing 66 could be good, i don't play slap primarily but i find they suit it when i do.
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#4
Try GHS super steels. If you keep 'em clean, they stay pretty bright for a long time. I've had mine on for about 3 months and they're still quite bright and really punchy. Also, they're about $10 cheaper than rotosounds.
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#5
Don't know any really that are ''bass-slap specific'', but i'll tell you that you can't go wrong at all with Rotosound 66s.
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#6
DR Lo-Riders are great for slapping.
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#7
Quote by dark Mass
DR Lo-Riders are great for slapping.

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#8
Ernie Ball super slinkies, they stay bright fairly long, and are comfortable to play on. Honestly string preference is so personal that everyone here is pretty much just going to post their favorite strings. There aren't really strings that are the best at anything.
#9
Quote by Pandawithapick
Ernie Ball super slinkies, they stay bright fairly long, and are comfortable to play on. Honestly string preference is so personal that everyone here is pretty much just going to post their favorite strings. There aren't really strings that are the best at anything.

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Currently tormenting: FleaBass Street bass, Dean Edge 10A PJ, Wesley Acrylic 5, Fender Strat, Ibanez GRG250, H&S 6.
AMPS: Kustom Defender, Laney 300

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#10
Thanks for all the replies guys, I think I'll just play it safe and get some more GHS boomers first then try different strings at a later date
-R
Currently tormenting: FleaBass Street bass, Dean Edge 10A PJ, Wesley Acrylic 5, Fender Strat, Ibanez GRG250, H&S 6.
AMPS: Kustom Defender, Laney 300

Officer: How high are you?
My buddy: No officer, it's 'Hi how are you?'
#11
DR Hi-Beams - fantastic strings if you can afford them!

If not, Rotosound Swing 66s are the next best thing (imo of course)
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