#1
I just bought a pack or the hybrid strings and wanted to know if any bassist who have them already like them and what they think about em. You might want to know I play mainly punk stuff. Alot like Mark Hoppus.
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#2
Why do damn bass strings cost so much more than guitar... (Unrelated) But I want to know.

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#4
ok that was very unrelated, but they were pretty expensive. $18 for a pack.
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#6
Quote by big_chuck
ok that was very unrelated, but they were pretty expensive. $18 for a pack.

Only $18? That's damn cheap for bass strings. I have to fork out nearly $30 for my Dean Markley Blue Steels. You got off easy there.
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#8
I use ernie ball super slinkys and there pretty good.And wy bass strings costs so much is because they last u alot longer then electric guitar..
#11
I just picked up the regular slinky's this week, I originally going to pick up the hybrid slinky's but I wasent sure about the sound. And I had never actually bought bass strings before and I was suprised about the price.
#12
I have Hybrid slinkies on my bass now, they're pretty good, though I do prefer boomers. I usually just go for the thickest strings possible, which happens to be Hybrids a lot of the time.

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#13
For EBs, I prefer the Hybrids now over the Super Slinkys. I like their playability? and tone.
#14
Quote by Fett13
Only $18? That's damn cheap for bass strings. I have to fork out nearly $30 for my Dean Markley Blue Steels. You got off easy there.


i bought them recently.

how long do they last with that bright tone?

i went from first act strings to them, so i can obviously tell the playing difference, but not life difference
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#15
If you are talking the EBs about 4 - 6 months with daily play. They tend to go a bit dead after that.
#16
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If you are talking the EBs about 4 - 6 months with daily play. They tend to go a bit dead after that.



nah, i was talking about the dean markley blue steel's like fett uses.
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#17
I use the Power Slinkies, I really like the big gauge on them, but I've only had them for like 2 months and their starting to go dead so I think I'm gonna switch to some flatwounds...
#18
I like the tone i get out of EB's, i just dont like how they last about 2 weeks for me and then go thud thud (dead). I just use Round core DR's. though if i ever get an endorsement (dont see that happening just for example though) than i would do a Ernie Ball (NPS) deal or a DR deal (SS)
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#19
I've used EB hybrids quite a bit before. They get good tone and put up with quite a bit of abuse. They do well with picking and finger style. They're definatly a good set for the price.
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#20
I use Hybrids. I really like the versatility of their tone and their feel. They last a good two months at least.
#21
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#22
yh EB hybrids are gd i use them atm used to have some of the stainless steel ones sounded emense for slap
#23
Quote by MLmaster37
nah, i was talking about the dean markley blue steel's like fett uses.

I haven't used them myself, but they're supposed to last a pretty long time. They start off bright, then start to get a more low-end warmer sound as they age, but without sacrificing the brightness.

I use the EB Slinkies on my 5-string (only 5-string set I can find around here). What's the special thing about the Hybrid Slinkies?
#24
I love my hybrid slinky's, i used to swear by rotosound but my EB's are just soooo nice!
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#25
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I use the EB Slinkies on my 5-string (only 5-string set I can find around here). What's the special thing about the Hybrid Slinkies?


They sound brighter than the regular slinkys and the slightly thicker gauge on the lower stings just gives them a nicer sound and like I said previously, playablility, esp. on my active bass.
#26
Quote by MLmaster37
nah, i was talking about the dean markley blue steel's like fett uses.

Well, the ones I'm playing now are going on what, 5 months and I need new ones? But I played them to death when I was still in a band. I had some before I was in the band that lasted in the range of 6-8 months before I decided to change them. I could easily have gotten a few more weeks, if not month out of them if I wanted to, but I wanted to have a fresh set when I first joined the band, so I picked up some new ones.

To put it in perspective, I've had a total (including the ones they shipped with) of 6 different sets of strings on two basses over two years of playing. Them Blue Steels last awhile. They play really nice too, not nearly as hard on your fingers as Rotosounds tend to be.
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#27
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Well, the ones I'm playing now are going on what, 5 months and I need new ones? But I played them to death when I was still in a band. I had some before I was in the band that lasted in the range of 6-8 months before I decided to change them. I could easily have gotten a few more weeks, if not month out of them if I wanted to, but I wanted to have a fresh set when I first joined the band, so I picked up some new ones.

To put it in perspective, I've had a total (including the ones they shipped with) of 6 different sets of strings on two basses over two years of playing. Them Blue Steels last awhile. They play really nice too, not nearly as hard on your fingers as Rotosounds tend to be.

really? hmm when i used blue steels they sounded great for a month but after that the string could not hold tune. they were very good sounding strings though i just wished they would last longer
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#28
Unrelated again, but a single low B string costs nearly twice as much as a normal pack of guitar strings. Arg!
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#29
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I have Hybrid slinkies on my bass now, they're pretty good, though I do prefer boomers. I usually just go for the thickest strings possible, which happens to be Hybrids a lot of the time.

No I don't downtune, Yes I break strings, Thick strings for thick groovin'


I used to play Hybrids then i switched to Regular. And just to let you know the Regulars are thicker than the Hybrids.