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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:47 am 
 

It's becoming more and more of a hassle to find D'Addario 50-135's locally and at this point if I'm going to start ordering strings online, then it's time to start sculpting the tone I really want.

I play an Ibanez BTB 505 and tune to C standard: G-C-F-A#-D#

I've really only played D'Addarios and tried a few of their catalog, liking the nickel wounds the most. I like the variety of sounds I can get from them, usually pretty gritty on the low end and bright and jazzy on the higher strings.

I'm tempted to try out the DR Drop-Downs to get some clarity, but I've only really heard the usual sales pitch from guys behind the counter. Any Death Metal bassists that can vouch for them?

I've got a show coming up soon and I would appreciate some sound advice from a community I can trust.

Thanks in advance.
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infinitenexus
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 am
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:32 am 
 

I'm also a fan of d'addarios, for both guitar and bass. I started buying individual strings and basically made my own set, and I'm happy with that, on guitar. I'm about to start doing it on bass as well, because I can't find any sets I'm happy with. Personally, I would say go that route, just build your own set.
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skull_king
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Joined: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:39 am
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:07 pm 
 

Well I play guitar, but I would say that Ernie Ball strings are good for anything
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