favorite bass strings?

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  1. takis

    takis Member

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    a friend of mine plays blues/rock/funk and he has one ernie ball sting ray 5.
    he is currently looking for a nice set!whats your favorite?opinions about dr black beauties?
    thanks!
     
  2. mybusinessmy

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    I would say D'addario XL or DR. I have not tried the black beauties, but I have tried the Low Riders and they were long lasting and excellent.
    I like the feel of D'addario strings more, but I have found that they don't last as long, but still great for a non-coated bass string.
     
  3. Unburst

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    I have used Rotosound for years and always liked.

    I have a set of Snake Oil Brand bass strings but I haven't tried them yet.
     
  4. Fuchsaudio

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    Markley Blue steel rocks my Alembic to the core..,
     
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    Can't beat SIT Power Wound nickels.
     
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    I'm a fan of the D'Addario orange packs- I think that's XL.
     
  7. James Hill

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    DR Low Riders work best on my Modulus. I also use Rotosounds on most other basses. The DR strings just seem better to my ears on the graphite neck.
     
  8. NuSkoolTone

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    I love the DR High beams! Though they die kinda quick. I've tried the coated ones and they seem to work well.
     
  9. Clorenzo

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    Tried the D'Addario Half Round ones (called ENR now) about twenty? years ago and never looked back (except for a brief spell of Elites, which I didn't like much). They sound great new, not over-bright, last ages and are easier on the fingers. They're just a little bit warmer sounding than round wound ones but that's fine with me and besides it seems to me that they take longer to lose their sparkle so your tone is more consistent over time. The only problem is that things like Super Long 5-string sets are more difficult to find, especially in Europe (Musician's Friend has them though).
     
  10. PaulM

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    Pyramids. Read pinkstrat's review of them he published (ten?) years ago.
     
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    I converted from Rotosounds to DR strings years ago. High Beams or Low Riders, depending on the bass.
     

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