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Advice needed: Bass-strings for recording

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Macke/Crystal Light, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Macke/Crystal Light

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    Hi,
    Will record an album in Nov and need advice on good bass-strings for 5-string bass. The main bass will be a Ibanez SR305 (rather cheap bass, but I like it). Music style is heavy/powermetal. Tuning is Eb


    Any suggestions?

    This will be my first serious bass recording (I am mainly a guitar player) and my knowledge of good vs bad bass-strings are a bit limited.
     
  2. MIAnn

    MIAnn Juniors Member

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    d'addario pro steels
     
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    wutzington massive member

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    I like the Rotosound Swing Bass. Avoid the Dunlop steels like the plague. Duller than fucking flatwounds.
     
  4. Macke/Crystal Light

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    Thanks for the advice!
     
  5. The-Zeronaut

    The-Zeronaut Mixing..Y U SO DIFFICULT?

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    +1 best strings ever.
     
  6. egan.

    egan. daylightdies.com

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    DR Hi-Beam Stainless Steel are my fave. The Pro-Steels are nice strings too.
     
  8. punkrockacademyfightsong

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    If you like the "zzzing" in the highs instead of the "click" go for steels. If you prefer click (who on earth does?) to zzzing go for nickel.
     
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    I just got some steel bass strings from Hong Kong through Ebay for £5 and honestly I'm REALLY surprised by how great they are! Don't think I'm going to bother spending 3-4 times that on brand name strings in the future tbh.
     
  10. Macke/Crystal Light

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    Seems to be lot's of votes for the d'addarios. Will try those. Thanks!
     
  11. Charlie E.

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    lol wish I had read this before I recorded an albums worth of bass. Oh well. It didn't sound too bad ;)
     

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