What rounds?

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Postby no4mk1 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:26 am

TI Powerbass.

I've got D'Addario chrome flats on my converted fretless Peavey, but I'm not to happy with them.

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Postby abngourmet » Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:54 am

DR Hi Beams on all my basses, .40-.100.
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Postby ClarkBass » Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:54 pm

i had been using d'addario for years until a couple months ago i tried a set of rotosound swing bass set and i really like them alotand pretty much plan on using them exclusively
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Postby Armybass » Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:25 pm

DR, Lakland (GHS), Smith.

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Postby spideyjg » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:42 pm

Superalloys for me currently as well.

Tried a set of DAddario XL's awhile back and there is some funky reaction and my fingers get some icky looking black stuff when I use them but not the Superalloys. [smilie=confused-smiley-013.gif]

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Postby mrdak » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:29 am

TIJR364, with the 118b from a set of JR345..
or TIJF344 for mu P bass. Also Blue Steels ML 45-128
I would use RS66's if I could get two sets in a row that were good. RoTo's QC is pretty lame IYAM
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Postby Armybass » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:25 pm

II just put my first set of DR's on in almost two years. These are once again at the top of my list. I did not realize how much electric strings could effect playability. I guess doing the URB string search over the last year has opened my eyes to just how much of a difference that strings can make. I just changed strings on my Stingray and it is like a whole new bass with a set of DR Lo Riders. I used only DR's for years and forgot how much I liked them

Postby cloneskin » Mon Apr 23, 2007 3:21 pm

DM Super Rounds in medium (50-105) for me, thanks! We live 2 1/2 miles from the factory and cannot find these in this area--had to send to NH to get them. The price was good and the strings rock!
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Postby PeppermanL2K » Mon Apr 23, 2007 4:08 pm

Ken Smith Rockmaster Mediums on both my L2000 and SUB5! Luv em! [smilie=cool-smiley-030.gif]

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Postby jefbar » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:54 am

DR Nickel Low-Riders on my G&L. I wish D'Addario still made Slowwounds - they were my favorite on my Yamaha BB800. My fretless Jazz copy is currently wearing Chromes, but I've got plans to change them to DR Sunbeams.
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Postby Aragorn35016 » Tue May 15, 2007 11:42 am

Ive been using Daddario prosteels for about a year now and really enjoy them. Theyre really bright and seem to last that way for about 2 and a half months of constant play before I change them. They're alittle rough feeling new but after about a week you get used to them.
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Postby Armybass » Thu May 17, 2007 4:21 am

I just put a set of DR Sunbeams on my fretless. These have been the strings that I have always used on fretess basses and I totally dig the feel and warm nickel tone.

Re: What rounds?

Postby groovyw53 » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:09 am

i still haven't found my favorites.
i tried fender and they sounded pretty good, also d' Addario were good
i put on a set of DR Marcus Miller Fat Beams last christmas but they sounded like shit
couldn't get a good tone on my Jazz Bass, low volume , and i found like some string were louder than others and i got mad with my amp EQ but they still sounded bad. finally after a couple weeks i changed 'em. maybe it was just a bad set [smilie=fun_84.gif] think i should try Low-Riders or Hi-Beams
so far the ones i liked more were Ernie Ball Slinkys and GHS Boomers

i think i'm gonna try some Rotosounds or Low-Riders, since i've seen lots of you love 'em

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Re: What rounds?

Postby bnyswonger » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:45 am

I use Ken Smith SS taperwounds on pretty much everything. They're bright, but it's a lot easier to roll some treble off then find harmonic content that isn't there.
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