Poll: What brand makes your favorite strings?
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View poll results: What brand makes your favorite strings?
Ernie Ball
21 20%
D'Addario
30 28%
Dean Markley
2 2%
Elixir
7 7%
Fender
3 3%
GHS
4 4%
Rotosound
27 25%
DR Strings
13 12%
Dunlop
0 0%
Warwick
0 0%
Voters: 107.
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#2
why is there 2 threads?
Starting bass or just looking for a new one? Here's a suggestion: Go to your local music store and try some out.
#5
I string my Jazz with Rotosound Swing 66's
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#7
Always Roto's of some sort, 66's on my Yamaha and some Red Boxed ones on my Stinger.
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#8
Woop woop GO ROTO'S
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#10
Wheres Elites?
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#11
Ernie, Roto's, and Black Beut's are the best in my experience
You stole my Overture
#12
i havent changed my basses strings ever, all my basses have never popped one, and my bass right as i thought it would, i sold it and traded it XD weird!
Try adding more delay.
#13
Quote by telecastrmastr
i havent changed my basses strings ever,


arent they deader than elvis??
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#14
"suprised" everyone around me that plays bass chooses DEAN MARKLEY - BLUE STEEL ... the next time i string up im gonna grab the top 3 from this poll to try em out....
#15
Quote by CaptainJack666
arent they deader than elvis??

no clue how to tell, they sound fine to me, i was gunna change them in a week...its crazy tho, cuz i do liek at least 1-2hrs of slap bass a day for months and they jsut wont die!!!
Try adding more delay.
#16
I've been using Blue Steels for a while, but soon I might test out some D'Adarrio pro steels.

For now I'll vote DM
#17
I prefer DR over Rotos but both are great!
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Is there such a thing as a heavy riff with out chugging on the e string?
#18
D'addario Pro Steels here...actually the same specs that Troy Sanders uses...I'm such a stalker
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#19
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Elites. Best damn strings on the British market as far as I'm concerned. Sound great alive or dead.



hahahahha british markit FAG!
#22
Hey Delirium, I can't find Stadium Elites anywhere. Where do you get yours? I wanna try these.
Quote by breakdown123
Is there such a thing as a heavy riff with out chugging on the e string?
#23
Quote by CLIFF_BURTON
Hey Delirium, I can't find Stadium Elites anywhere. Where do you get yours? I wanna try these.


You need to get them shipped in because they're British made and distributed. I'll send you some over in October or so in exchange for money and/or lucky charms.
#24
The magically delicious cereal?
Quote by breakdown123
Is there such a thing as a heavy riff with out chugging on the e string?
#25
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The magically delicious cereal?

hearts, stars, horseshoes...
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#26
DR strings hands down... too bad theres no option for that
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#32
Quote by ThatGuy177
Is it possible to get Elites in America?


See just a few posts above, this one...

Quote by Deliriumbassist
You need to get them shipped in because they're British made and distributed.


There is this post.


Try reading the thread next time.
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#34
I voted Ernie Balls. I really love the feel and tone of those strings, but they die way, way too fast. Roto Swing Bass 66 are a distant second once they're broken in - 2nd favourite tone, fantastic lifespan, but horrible rough feel.
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#35
How much could I expect to pay for a set of Elites, I wanna try them out on my Yamaha.
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#36
How are Swing '66 strings? i use Ernie Ball super slinkies now, i was thinking of stringing my jazz with swings...
#38
Right now, D'Addario Pro Steels.
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#39
I can't help it. Even though they die frustratingly quickly, I can't get enough of the EB Slinkies.

Call me stubborn I guess.
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#40
Only Fender do cheap Taperwounds that are the right size for my bass, so I'm saying Fender.

+ They sounded great when I first got my bass, these EB's sound ****.
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