#1
need to decide between nickel plated and stainless steel strings, i need something that'l do pretty much any genre since i play metal but also a fair amount of funk etc, so your recommendations would be greatly appreciated
Guitar
Ibanez - S5470F
Epiphone - Les Paul Black Beauty
Line 6 - Spider II 210 - deceased :/
Blackstar HT studio 20
Farida D-8

Bass
Fender MIM Jazz
Ashdown ABM C115T-500 EVO II
#2
Nickel is more warm and mellow, steel is more harsh and punchy/twangy. it's preference, but steel strings probably cut through better, which is good for both the genres you suggested.
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#3
Quote by wouldyakindly
Nickel is more warm and mellow, steel is more harsh and punchy/twangy. it's preference, but steel strings probably cut through better, which is good for both the genres you suggested.


by twangy do you mean like tinny twangy or good twangy like when you pop
Guitar
Ibanez - S5470F
Epiphone - Les Paul Black Beauty
Line 6 - Spider II 210 - deceased :/
Blackstar HT studio 20
Farida D-8

Bass
Fender MIM Jazz
Ashdown ABM C115T-500 EVO II
#4
The steel ones also tend to last a bit longer than the nickel ones.
From experience, both types of strings work well for all genres, but if you want a brighter sound compared to your nickel ones, the stainless tell ones do the trick.
It is not a massive difference really, but it is noticable.
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#5
Quote by !!NICK!!!
by twangy do you mean like tinny twangy or good twangy like when you pop

depends on what strings you buy, but any good steels should sound beautiful slapped.
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"I hope I die before I turn into Pete Townsend"-Words of Kurt Cobain, 1967-1994

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