#1
I've been playing a lot of funk shit recently and I was wondering what your opinions were on the best brand and model strings for funk playing. I'm looking for something that will work with some of the old jamiroquai lines as well as old-skool funk such as Sly and the Family Stone, The Meters, and some old Bootsy Collins shit. I've been looking into Some DR sigs (Bootsy and Miller) mainly but I am looking for opinions on these as well as suggestions. Also I was wondering where the best (cheapest and most reliable) place to pick up strings is? Links please?
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the strings shouldnt make much of a difference, seeing as the tone comes from you as a bass player, and your gear.
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the strings shouldnt make much of a difference, seeing as the tone comes from you as a bass player, and your gear.


Strings make a large difference in tone.

DR High Beams are great for slap, as are the Miller sigs.
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the strings shouldnt make much of a difference, seeing as the tone comes from you as a bass player, and your gear.


I realize that much of the funk sound comes from personal playing style and gear however strings do act as a large factor in overall tone. Also I am a fretless player and for some types of funk, flatwounds don't exactly sound right.

And to CanadianPunk, I was looking at the millers and the high-beams. In your opinion are the high-beams or the low-riders better for jamiroquai type lines?
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just go for elixirs, they work fine with any genre and last for ages
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I know they are good all around but how well do they hold up as far as slap. Do you get a deep tone or a tinny metallic one.
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Strings make a large difference in tone.

DR High Beams are great for slap, as are the Miller sigs.

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I would have said flatwounds would be best for most funk, but then roundwounds would sound better for more modern stuff
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I would have said flatwounds would be best for most funk, but then roundwounds would sound better for more modern stuff

The ones I'm playing are Warwicks and they have a great deep tone which is good for some funk but the slap and pop tone is very different than that of rounwounds. I'm just looking for suggestions on the best set of roudwounds for funk.
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Roto's!!!!!!!

What model specifically?
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I'm using Roto Swing 45-105 on my bass atm as well. Damn sexy slap tone. Little bit bitey, a tiny bit harsh. Cuts through the mix quite well, if that's what you're looking for...

Very nice strings though.
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flatwounds are great for any genre to me. I actually have 4 extra sets on my computer desk
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#16
I've always found GHS Bass Boomers to do the trick for slap.
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