#1
So I'm looking to try out some new strings. Ever since I've started playing, I've been using Alice 0.40 strings.

What kind of strings would you recommend that give a bright crisp tone when playing slap/pop style and gives a nice warm tone when playing fingerstyle. Also strings that should last quite a while. I play about 3-5 days a week for up to 3 hours.

I'm thinking of either some ernie balls or some rotosounds but which one? Thanks.
#4
Straight from the DR website:

Hi-beams: Highly flexible, musically bright (not harshly so), durable, long life. Lowdown: Bright, and easy to play.

Lo-riders: More depth of tone, stiffer than Beams, great for slapping/tapping, high end depth, accurate harmonics, durable, long life. Lowdown: Deeper tonality, great for slapping.

THose are the basic differences stated on the site.
#5
Aren't Alice strings $7 a set eBay strings? You'll be amazed; any string would be better. Although I would recommed pretty much any stainless steel string. Nickel is for girly men. I guess nickelplated steel fits in the transvestite catagory.
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I guess nickelplated steel fits in the transvestite catagory.


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#10
Try some DR's. I'd say to decide between high beems or lo-riders check what kind of music you listen to and what type of tone you like. If you like in your face bright bass go hibeam if you like low rumblin bass go for lo-riders....just watch out cuz i bought some dr's and they taper at both the bridge side and the nut side....so i had to alter my action on every string to eliminate nasty fret buzz...if you know how to adjust ur action well enough though then don't worry about it.
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#11
I use DR strings, Hi-Beams to be exact. They are by far my favorite strings I've ever experienced. I put a new set on my bass the other day, and my two friends instantly turned around and told me my bass sounds amazing. Unfortunately I snapped the G string when I was putting it on. Wasn't paying attention, unfortunately.
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#12
Damn dude, .40s? I'd break those in an hour.

I suggest DR Lo-Beams or GHS Boomers, both of which will having you groovin and booming crisp and powerful for a long while.
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#14
Alice strings here cost like 5$ for a whole set.

Thanks for the suggestions, gonna start hunting for them now.
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DR lo-riders are your friend, or DR hi-beams. They are THE slap strings. (Marcus Miller uses them). They also last forever it ain't even funny.



Yeah, I have them, expensive though.
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