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#3
On my 4-string: GHS Bass Boomers.

On my 5-string: Currently, Ernie Ball Power Slinkies (I think), although I want to get DR Black Beauties.

(Are the Black Beauties the same as the Hi-Beams, but different color, or are they a different string altogether?)
#4
Quote by Scourge441

(Are the Black Beauties the same as the Hi-Beams, but different color, or are they a different string altogether?)

They're the same, just differently colored.
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#11
i just realised that after the year and a few months of getting my bass i still forgot to change two strings.
#12
To use Paul McCartney's famous reply; "Long shiny ones."

It's true though...no clue. I got my bass nine months ago or so, and I haven't bothered to change the stock strings...with guitar I get pretty anal retentive with string again, but on bass, I can't really hear it...lol.
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#14
DR Hi-Beams
D'Addario Nickels
D'Addario Flats

On fretted basses my favorite is without a doubt DR Hi-Beams
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Aren't those the ones with the crazy-ass 125 guage E string?
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#16
fretless: Rotosound Pinks
5: Ernie Ball Slinkies
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#17
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#18
I have GHS strings on my bass. But, I want something that's more trebly and doesn't sound as flat as them. Would Rotosound strings give me what I want?
#19
I only use D'Addario Chromes flatwounds and Rotosound Jazz Bass flatwounds. I play a lot of jazz and they fit well.

I started on GHS Boomers and then I moved to Rotosound Swing Bass Stainless Steels. When I saw the grooves they were eating into my frets I decided to permenantly switch to flatwounds.
#21
Quote by MX4Life
Aren't those the ones with the crazy-ass 125 guage E string?


125 is a B string.

My strings are 50-110 so the E's guage is 110.
#22
ghs bass boomers 40-95.

i like the tone more than heavy gauges, and it lets me bend easier.
#23
Quote by 83lespaulstudio
i use Rotosound SwingBass 66's (45-105). their website has sound samples.
www.rotosound.com

I use the same. I love them, between the strings and my EMG-HZs/active electronics, I can get everything from a sound almost reminicient of Rush when Geddy played a Ric (its the closest I've ever heard any bass come that's not a Ric, but even then its just not the same. nothing but a Ric sounds like a Ric.) to deep boomy sound that sits perfectly in any metal band. I love those strings.
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#24
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#28
used to have ernie ball slinkies, custom gauge, 45-130 on my 5
now on the 6 the only set available when i looked up a store was a yamaha med. light 32-125 (i'm on a budget)
#31
Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys.
I want to get some strings with a jazzier tone.
does anyone have any recomendations?
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#33
currently on my ESP i have DR Black beauties. I'm planning on getting a set of Ernie Ball strings, 55-115. Should be easier to get Rex's sound now.
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#34
I havent played that many different brands in my short years of playing bass...

some strings I've used are DM Blue Steels (didnt like em), EB Super Slinkies (they're OK), Musicians Friend Brand Strings (you get what you pay for I guess), Heavy Gauge GHS Bass Boomers (died quickly but I liked the sound of the worn-in heavy strings for some reason), and Rotosound Flats on my Fretless (pretty good)...

My next string purchase will be a set of these Ken Smiths
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Ken-Smith-RMM5-Rock-Masters-Medium-5String-Bass-Strings?sku=102775
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#35
DR Hi-Beam on my Italia and cheap Warwicks on the Ibanez (will replace them with DR's soon 'cause they play very good)
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#37
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DR Hi-Beam on my Italia and cheap Warwicks on the Ibanez (will replace them with DR's soon 'cause they play very good)

Nothing beats Hi-Beams. They are what I am using right now. The best strings I have ever played


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#38
Ernie Balls 105 or 100 on bass regular slinkey are about 24$ and there awesome. Elixers are maybe 40 45$'s. You can try Ghs there cheeper and same tone as ernie balls just dont last as long.
#39
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Nothing beats Hi-Beams. They are what I am using right now. The best strings I have ever played


hey incy what kind of tone do you get out of hi beams and whats the best kind of music to play with them?
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