#1
^^^Topic.
Originally Posted by bassmanjoe08
back in '76 i pried the frets off of jaco pastorius's bass hoping he wouldnt play as good.................damn did that backfire
#3
I use them every time i re-string, and mine come from Wal-Mart. If you play about 2 hours a day and your hands arn't horribly sweaty (sp) they should last you around 3 weeks until they sound like they have no more life. Never had one break either and I use 9's
#4
I dont use them because a) Elixirs are the best strings IMO, and b) they dont last a long time at all i dont think...

So yes and no really. They are decent strings if you wanna change them every couple of weeks but i think there are better strings.. I know Elixirs are expensive but they are worth it i think!!
#7
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I use them every time i re-string, and mine come from Wal-Mart. If you play about 2 hours a day and your hands arn't horribly sweaty (sp) they should last you around 3 weeks until they sound like they have no more life. Never had one break either and I use 9's



9's huh? Pretty small bass strings.

Personally, I've never used them, I haven't heard many great things about them, until now obviously, I prefer Dean Markley Blue Steels, for now everytime I get new strings I'll try a new kind, this way I find my absolute favorite, I suggest you do the same Killa.
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#8
i REALLY dont understand how guitarists just pop in the bass forum and post random things and not REALIZE they're in the bass forum :S
#9
i've tried the ghs bass boomers but i hated how they played and how they only lasted a few weeks. definately try the ernie ball regular slinky strings 50-105. they've been my favorite set of strings for a long time now.
#10
I am actually in my first experiment with trying all the different strings I can (since I now change my strings about every 2-3 months). And I'm currently on GHS Boomers.

The nickel plated steel certainly gives them a nice smooth soft feel to them. I've only ever tended to use Stainless Steels before, so I can't really comment when comparing to other nickels plateds.

I guess in a few months time I might do an almighty review post of all the strings I've tried and tested.
#11
I think the DR fat-beams are pretty nice.
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#12
I used to swear by them, but I dont anymore because they're really a one-tone pony and are quite short lived. And sometimes because of how much clearer their high end is, they sound much crappier if you play hard or play with a different gauge. I still support GHS, but Im no longer a "slap string roundwounds" guy.
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#13
^Have you tried DR's yet??? I think you'd like them...

I swear by DR. They last forever, and have great tone... they just take a little while to break in... As everyone else here said, GHS keep their tone for a while and then go dead... and the ones I have played have a more rough feel to them.


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#14
Incubus, do the Bootsy ones flake like I've heard? I use the Marcus Miller ones on my J Bass 24 and they sound pretty nice. Which ones do you use?
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#15
I use the Hi-Beams... My bass teacher had Black Beauties on his Modulus (the ones with black coating) and they lost a lot of coating after only a week of use. I don't know if that's what you mean by flaking. I've never used the Bootsy ones.


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#16
Well, losing their coating, that's what I meant.
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I live by the Ernie Ball Slinky 50-105s. Boomers don't last very long.
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#19
Quote by Clay Treznum
I use them every time i re-string, and mine come from Wal-Mart. If you play about 2 hours a day and your hands arn't horribly sweaty (sp) they should last you around 3 weeks until they sound like they have no more life. Never had one break either and I use 9's


wow, me too!
but i use 45's

actually, i use Rotosound Swing Bass 66's, 45-105. very happy with them, still.
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