#2
Use whatever you like and whatever feels good to you. Many people will say certain strings are the best but it is all preference.
#3
Not saying they aren't any good, but I replaced a standard Fender E string with an Ernie Ball Super Slinky and haven't been able to slap since.
#5
IMO the Dr Lo-riders are absolutely awesome strings for slapping... Although I admit my experience is REALLY limited.

I think I'll move this over to Bass guitar for you since you'll probably get a better response there.

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#6
I've found nickel plated strings give the best sound for slapping..

Labella Slappers are good
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#7
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#9
^really?

I find that nickel (plated) strings die after playing for like 4 days...then they sound like dead flatwounds (I.E horribly dull, but then again so are fresh flatwounds, imo)...thats just me though, I think steel is the way to go...then again I'm not a frequent slapper..
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#10
Fender 7250's on my Jazz have been working nicely too (40 Gauge). Still can play toneful finger-bass too.

What have people experienced with Bass Boomers and Elixirs?
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#11
DR Hi-Beams or Low-Riders are great. They last a really long time, though they do take a little bit of time to break in...


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Quote by power freak
IMO the Dr Lo-riders are absolutely awesome strings for slapping... Although I admit my experience is REALLY limited.

I think I'll move this over to Bass guitar for you since you'll probably get a better response there.



deffinitly i love my dl lo-riders
#14
My D'Addarios on my Cort are pretty nice for slap.
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#15
i play the same strings as you, and i slap insanly sometimes, haha, yah i think there good
#16
They're good for slapping, if you have the budget to keep on belting out moolah for new strings. O.o Given, they're cheap, but, eh...nickel...

I have them on my six string at the moment, and, although they aren't as brilliant as they used to be, I guess they're acceptable for the time being, because they have just enough brilliance for a slap tone (and they've been on since April). I was looking for a stainless steel six string set, but they didn't have one, and I'm kind of glad, because even if they had one, it would've been bloody expensive. O.o
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#17
Any DR strings, I love DR Black Beauties, my dad has one on his old Fender fretless P&J bass (eboney fingerboard, don't worry), and I have them on my Vantage, they kick ass.
#20
Quote by MustangMan311
Not saying they aren't any good, but I replaced a standard Fender E string with an Ernie Ball Super Slinky and haven't been able to slap since.

you haven't been able to slap? uhm ok... your right changing one strign will completely F*ck up your entire technique on slapping..... i am using GHS boomers atthe moment... not sure wha tia m getting next... might try DR hibeams
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#21
a heavier guage gives better tone , but is harder to play. a lighter gauge is easy to play and fine for slapping. i use a 45 atm on my ibanez EBD-400. thinking bout changing the gauge could anyone recomend a good brand for 45.'s


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#22
Quote by power freak
IMO the Dr Lo-riders are absolutely awesome strings for slapping... Although I admit my experience is REALLY limited.

I think I'll move this over to Bass guitar for you since you'll probably get a better response there.



I agree, I like Lo-Riders too...which reminds me, I need to change my strings...grrr.
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