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Post by anaerobe on Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:01 pm

Bought a light/medium set on the weekend... they seem great. Any opinions on other bass string brands? On the cheaper side were Fender, d'Addario. OTOH, flat wound stuff is pricey.

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Re: Rotosound bass strings

Post by grogg on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:33 pm

Nope, I always buy Rotosound bass strings.

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Post by anaerobe on Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:37 pm

Hey grogg. These Rotosounds are MUCH brighter than the strings that my bass came with. (I bought a well used BC Rich Mockingbird yesterday). My son likes Rotosounds because the package had a picture of Entwhistle on it.


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Post by Warrn on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:16 pm

The strings were probably very old. Fresh roundwounds are far too bright for my tastes and need worn in. And I typically use Ernie Ball Super Slinkies, but that's because that's all the guy in my tiny little town stocks...

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Re: Rotosound bass strings

Post by boutjp97 on Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:28 pm

I am no bassist but I string my Kramer bass with DR Extra Life Black Beauties. I like the way they sound (slinky) better than tape wound. I love the way the tape wound strings sounds for clean or Jazz guitar, almost like a standup bass.

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Post by corsair on Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:00 pm

boutjp97 wrote: I love the way the tape wound strings sounds for clean or Jazz guitar, almost like a standup bass.

I agree; my sister in law is a very good jazz electric bass player - she also plays classical bass; you know... with a bow, and tuba!! - and for the jazz combo she uses an Ibanez Sounndgear with flats which even I can make sound good; she makes it sound spectacular!!

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Re: Rotosound bass strings

Post by anaerobe on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:04 am

Boutjp97 -

"All your Westones are belong to me!!!!!"

This iteration reminds me of a weird anime vignette I saw somewhere...<shaking head> ...what's the source??


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Post by boutjp97 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:42 am

It is from an old video game called Zero Wing "All you base are belong to us".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icVy7Ve6y6A&feature=related

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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:40 pm

Engrish which is broken so is the pleasure!

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Post by Warrn on Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:27 pm

Zero Wing wasn't a bad game, surprisingly.

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Post by boutjp97 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:58 pm

Ahhhh yes, Engrish.com. One of my favorite sites. I bought a yo-yo a few years ago just because the choking hazard stated "Do NOT put string around neck and play with in a happy fun manner". And to somewhat get back on subject...I just bought a case of 12 sets of DM Blue Steel for my guitars. I bought a pack last week and strung up the Paduak II, love the sound and feel. Got the case on eBay for $59.99 + $8.95 shipping. They do make a bass string but I have never tried them.

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Post by anaerobe on Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:18 pm

Thanks Boutjp97 - its all coming back to me.

Now I are to play happy fun day.

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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:57 pm

boutjp97 wrote:...I just bought a case of 12 sets of DM Blue Steel for my guitars.

...ahhhh; another convert!! They're a great string; I can't believe it took me so long to cotton on to 'em!! Laughing

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Post by grogg on Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:02 pm

Warrn wrote: Fresh roundwounds are far too bright for my tastes and need worn in. And I typically use Ernie Ball Super Slinkies, but that's because that's all the guy in my tiny little town stocks...

They are a bit lively to start with but doesnt take long to mellow down a bit.
Must try these DM blue steels for the 6 strings, bought a load of Ernie Balls a while back and am not that impressed but have been using them up experimenting with my crappier guitar's setups and pups.

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Re: Rotosound bass strings

Post by umpdv5000 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:25 pm

I have a couple of basses, a 70's Fender Precision and a 70's Yamaha SB-35 (the bass version of the Yamaha SG guitar). I have to say that I am a big fan of fresh roundwound strings that give a nice metallic ding. Rotosound are good bass strings but I buy and use Rosetti Bass Strings from a seller on ebay.co.uk the sellers ebay name is reddansette

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ROSETTI-BASS-GUITAR-STRINGS-45-105-3-X-SETS_W0QQitemZ360211187726QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Guitar_Accessories?hash=item53de42880e

They only seem to come in the one gauge 45-105 but they are really cheap and ding just like a Rotosound string. I love 'em and I love the price even more.

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Re: Rotosound bass strings

Post by anaerobe on Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:19 pm

umpdv5000,

Please post a pic of the SB-35 on the non-Westone section of this board. I have a '74 SG-35 - interested to see the similarities.

Thanks for the tip on the nicely priced strings.

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Post by umpdv5000 on Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:05 pm

Not the best picture but it was already in photobucket...



It has 20 frets, 31.5" scale, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, Katsura body, made sometime between 72-75 & I am told they are as rare as rocking horse poo.

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