Dismiss Notice
Join The Good Vibe Zone today, and hangout with the nicest bass community in the world :)

Your Favorite Strings

Discussion in 'Bass Guitars' started by RIP, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Hardy

    Hardy Good Vibe Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    4,399
    Likes Received:
    1,654
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    South-Bassmania
    I should have trusted on the strings, this would have spared me a blister... o_O
     
  2. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    17,400
    Likes Received:
    1,175
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Or play with a f***ing pick like real men do :)
     
    jester and Bassist4Eris like this.
  3. Jay2U

    Jay2U Good Vibe Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2018
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    22 ft below sea level
    Favorite strings...
    On my Ibby I've been using Ernie Ball flatwounds for a long time. I tuned it B, E, A, D, using gauges 0.130, 0.105, 0.80 and 0.60. It's my thunder stick.
    On the other two basses I used Dunlop Nickel Wound strings for quite a few years. Recently I switched to Ernie Ball Super Slinky. Those are a tad brighter.
     
    jester and Florin like this.
  4. Hardy

    Hardy Good Vibe Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    4,399
    Likes Received:
    1,654
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    South-Bassmania
    Real men finger what they can finger!!!
     
    PaulS, Jay2U and Bassist4Eris like this.
  5. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    17,400
    Likes Received:
    1,175
    Trophy Points:
    113
    ...if they don't have a pick...
     
  6. Jay2U

    Jay2U Good Vibe Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2018
    Messages:
    231
    Likes Received:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    22 ft below sea level
    Fingers are picks too... nose picks. :D
     
    jester likes this.
  7. kimgee

    kimgee Wenge Taste Tester Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Messages:
    581
    Likes Received:
    499
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Florida, USA
    I usually pluck with my fingers, but I have noticed that some guitars definitely sound better when played with a pick. I have a Baldwin/Burns Vibraslim semi-hollowbody that sounds MUCH better when played with a pick. In fact most hollow body and semi-hollow body bases I have played sounded better when played with a pick. In fact, what I discovered is that blondes prefer men who play with both!;)
     
    Hardy and jester like this.
  8. PaulS

    PaulS Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Messages:
    820
    Likes Received:
    417
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New Jersey USA
    :eek:
    Booooo!!
     
  9. Saved

    Saved

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2018
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Tuned BEADG like any normal 5-string

    [​IMG]
     
    jester, Hoggles and Florin like this.
  10. jester

    jester Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,128
    Likes Received:
    805
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Man, I'm so curious how this things sounds. Light strings, heavy scale. Should be something like a piccolo but BIG. :)
     
    Hoggles likes this.
  11. Madmaskbass

    Madmaskbass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Australia
    Used to use all kinds of strings and none stood out. I found prosteels and never looked back. Absolutely love them!. I order them in singles for a more balanced set and also use a .145T for the B string as I tune it in Drop A. It is a perfect combination. Live in extremely hot Australia and only replace when they are not snappy which is around half a year.

    So Good..Think I want nickels on my Spector though so no idea what to use.
     
    Hoggles and Florin like this.
  12. jester

    jester Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,128
    Likes Received:
    805
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    @
    @Madmaskbass , have you tried the balanced tension string sets D'Addario makes nowadays?
     
  13. Saved

    Saved

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2018
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    13
    I have no experience with picolo basses.
    This sound extremly clear.The harmonic content its very big,and thats was the reason to go so big scale.
    The .110B has the same reaction like a .80A string on a 34" bass.
    I wll upload later some frequency charts and an awful recording (i am better in building basses,than playing basses)
     
    jester, Florin and Hoggles like this.
  14. Madmaskbass

    Madmaskbass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Australia
    No I haven't but I think balanced tension is excellent! I use the .145 string and doubt they'll make a set that balances that one. I have just a normal set of Prosteels on one of my basses and I can tell the difference between the balanced set and the normal. I love the feel of extremely low action that Prosteels that are balanced give especially when string jumping with right hand. I'm sure there's many other strings that achieve the same thing but these work for me. I'm too scared to change it lol.
     
    jester likes this.
  15. jester

    jester Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,128
    Likes Received:
    805
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    @Madmaskbass, I dig ProSteels too, because of price and availability. But nowadays, I seem to return to them no matter what "better" string I play, so I guess they must be good themselves. :) I 've never played a balanced tension set but I do obsess about string tension, looking at their tension charts etc. when choosing strings. What are the exact strings you use to build your custom set?
     
  16. jester

    jester Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,128
    Likes Received:
    805
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    @Saved, I think a piccolo bass sounds very clear tuned one octave up. I just imagined a very big version of it, a big clear piano like tone. Can't wait for your clips. :)
     
  17. Saved

    Saved

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2018
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Oh!!
    Whell..this is tuned like a normal bass.
    Picolo basses are 4string guitars :p
    Big scale needs thiner trings to get the same pitch.
    So,a .110 E string with some more inches buger scal becomes .110 B string.
    The main idea to this build was to add 5 frets in the scale.A 34" with 5 more frets becomes 45"
     
    jester and Hoggles like this.
  18. Madmaskbass

    Madmaskbass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    33
    Location:
    Australia
    0.145t, .105, 0.075, 0.055, 0.040 that's good to hear that youv'e tried "better" string and come back.
     
    jester likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page