Sunday, October 13, 2013

What Strings Do You Use And Why?

What Strings Do You Use And Why?
Recently we received an email asking to poll the audience (you) on what strings you use and moreover why, so before continuing, the goal of this article is simple: Please comment with what you use and why you use it.

Tips on making a good comment that’s useful here:

1. Do you prefer new or old strings? Some players like the piano-like twang of new strings while others prefer the old (and there are even some players who play 40 or even 50-year-old strings out there).
2. What type of string do you use? Roundwound, half-round, flatwound, tapewound, etc.?
3. Is the string you use easily available or hard-to-get?
4. If you buy strings in sets, is it for 4-string, 5-string, 6-string, or greater?

5. What type of bass do you own? Those who read this would appreciate knowing the kind you’re installing your strings on. It doesn’t matter whether it’s an inexpensive Squier or a high-grade Spector. Go ahead and mention what you have.