#2
Try Ernie Ball Super Slinkys. Ideally, any lighter gauge string would work just as well.
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#3
Rotosounds are also fantastic for slap bass.
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#4
I'm a huge Rotosound fan (I think I made the group, I don't recall), but I think nickel strings are much better for slap than stainless - smoother feeling and sounding, it reduces slap harshness and string grippiness. Rotosounds DO come in nickel, but they're primarily a stainless steel string.
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#5
I use to use ernie ball hybrids but now I use rotosounds, I will never buy ernie balls again
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#6
It looks like Rotosound won my vote, but does it matter what kind i get or can i just go with the cheap $16 ones?
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#7
Swing Bass '66's are what you want, if you want Rotos.
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#9
That be them.

Just to throw another contender in the mix, I've recently converted to Warwick EMP strings. Very long life due to the coating, but they also have a very nice growl to them.

Just thorwing another brand into the mix.
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#13
EB Super slinkies or Roto 66 lighter gauge work for me. I tend to achieve a better slap tone with the lighter gauge.
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EB Super slinkies or Roto 66 lighter gauge work for me. I tend to achieve a better slap tone with the lighter gauge.


+ 1

currently got 40-95 gauge swing 66 rotos (or as the man who sold them to me put it, girly gauged strings) but for slap they are top notch, especially now they are a bit worn in and so are a bit less BRIGHT and now just bright

I think rotos last longer than EB's in general
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#15
John Entwistle: Geddy lee: Stanley Clarke: Duff: Billy Sheehan........
All have that punch & growel from their tone. That comes from Rotosound Rs66's.
I love that tone for Slap and use gauge- 35:55:80:105- light top heavy bottom:
#16
I dont know if you guys are aware, but rotosound does have a kind of string called funk master. I convinced my little brother to get some and they're pretty good for a slap sound with proper eq, the gague of course is extremely light though. swings may be better overall.
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#17
Personally I like to roll of the highs and play thick ass round wounds for slapping and popping....It seems I'm the only in the world who prefers that sound though.
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