#1
well.. i'm looking for an advice for my bass-playing mate, who just broke his first e string lol .... (he has played in our band for like 1 year and he's pretty good... eventually he became a badass and that's how the e string broke xD)

so i'm asking YOU , fellow UGers ... which brand of strings should he buy... we're mostly into rock.. (some punkrocking too.. and some rhcp too... basicly... rock) ** he owns this Ibanez passive bass


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#6
lol 4 different answers.. os i suppose it doesn't really matter, eh?... what about the ernie ball strings? are they any good?
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contested subject, for me if i have the money its elixir, but far more commonly rotosound
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#8
I'd pick d'Addario but to be honest the best way is to try a few brands of strings and see which sounds best...then do that all over again with your next bass.
#9
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#14
I use Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkies, their pretty nice. I hear that the Dean Markley Blue Steels are great as well.
#15
To be honest it is personal preference there is really no "best" string youe friend should try a range of them and see which he likes, I can recomend Ernie Ball and Rotosound.
#16
Warwick do very nice strings as well.

Essentially, I would start with a nice set of stainless steels (either rotosound or Warwick), then, depending on how you want to change the tone, go from there.
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#17
DR Hi-Beams are good, bright enough and still with a nice bottom. Ernie Balls are good for the first week but go dull real fast.
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#18
Rotosound.
The British know how to make a good string.
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#19
Rotosound. it's the only string brand i recommend, because it's the only brand i use.
handmade in England. they invented the roundwound bass string in 1962. i'm thinking they must know what their doing. check-out their website, it has sound samples of their strings. www.rotosound.com.
#20
depends, he should play whats comfortable and what gives the tone he wants. Personally I use D'adddario medium nickels first because I was having horrible blister problems, but I ended up loving the tone
#21
It's preference. I recently strung up with some Rotosounds tho, after using D'Addarios for a while. I like the Rotos. Keep in mind that from every brand, there's still different gauges and such. Rotosound makes a ton of different sets - I use the Swing Bass 66 set, great tone.

Also, if he plays slap at all, roundwound is basically the only way to go. Flats, in my experience, don't have the tone to do slap well, but whatever you want.
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Warwick do very nice strings as well.

Essentially, I would start with a nice set of stainless steels (either rotosound or Warwick), then, depending on how you want to change the tone, go from there.


I never knew warwick made strings, what sort of sound do they give I might have to try a set.
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