Strings for your G&L

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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby Cue Zephyr » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:29 am

I bought Rotosound Dropzones for my Tribute L-2000... 65-130 to be tuned to B-E-A-D. :D
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby Mr. Mom » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:06 am

I've got a set of GHS Balanced Nickels coming my way.

Anybody else here use them?
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby bassclef83 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:04 pm

I have D'addario Chromes on my Tribute L-2500. I get a really round "thud" w/ these. Excellent for fingerstyle/palm muting. I love the feel/tone of the DR Pure Blues and that's what I use on my US L-2500 which has the "SCM"(single coil mode), great for slapping
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby TDR1138 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:42 am

I put some broken-in Chromes on my '89 L2k about a month ago, and I'm really enjoying them. Very punchy and focused, full sounding across all strings. I don't find them to be muddy at all.
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby bigtone23 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:06 am

TDR1138 wrote:
fatherska wrote:I 've never played with flatwounds on my own bass. I love the nice deep growl I get with roundwounds on my L-1500.

Yet, the time seems to have come when I really ought to have a bass with flatwounds, to get a James Jamerson tone more easily. I've been contemplating ordering another L-1500 or another SB-1 (parted with a beloved '89 SB-1 a few years ago) to return to having a second bass - with flatwounds.

I've come to believe that La Bella Deep Talking Bass flatwounds (gauge 45-65-85-105) would be the right strings to ask for, so that the dealer would install them and set up the bass with these strings before I get possession of it.

I mainly play ska-rocksteady-reggae-dub plus some soul-Motown-funk. I always play fingerstyle. I describe my favourite roundwounds in this thread above.

The matter of ordering a second G&L bass aside, who can verify this set of La Bellas as a good string choice? Suggest better?



I had Chromes on a 1500 once. Frankly, I like flats, but Chromes aren’t my first choice – I think they tend to be a little honky sounding and a little rubbery feeling – but I thought they actually sounded pretty good on the 1500. I don’t think it gave it a dubby tone, by any means, but I did think that they reduced some of the overtones that I was getting with rounds.

If I were going for a dub sound, I’d lean toward something like the SB-1 or even an L-1000/L-2000, and I’d probably keep rounds on it. Flats will definitely thump for that Mowtown sound, but (IMO) tend to have a quicker decay than rounds do, and with a dub sound, I think the notes tend to sustain more.

If you want flats, I’d say flats on the 1500 and rounds on the SB-1. But that’s just my $0.02, and it’s worth half of what you paid for it. :D

La Bellas are great. I do like Chromes a lot, as they do have an old school tone, which is perfect for a SB1/P type bass for that old Motown sound. I have a set of them on my P bass.
I put a set of EB Cobalt Slinkys on my Peavey Foundation and really like them. They took a little longer to break in (were quite brighter than Chromes) but settled in nicely.
FWIW, I have an old, brown Boss LM-2B on my pedal board. It's set to not add volume or enhancement, but it does make my plunky flat wound basses sustain like rounds, when needed.
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby Jefflaserfist » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:18 pm

Has anyone used the dr Jonas Hellborg signature strings on you’re L2000 or asat. Was wanting some input on how they sound.
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby Band Mom » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:30 am

DR Fat Beams for both my L2K and ASAT bass. Roto flats on my JB-2. If I'm feeling saucy, I'll occasionally throw on some DR Pure Blues. Yeah, I know, not very adventurous.

And hi all to bassesbyleo! I'm over on talkbass as well, but decided to join up once I realized that all of my current basses are G&Ls and I don't see me parting with them anytime soon.
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby mattrudy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:40 am

Does anyone know what strings come stock on the new USA L-2000s?
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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby Ken Baker » Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:09 pm

mattrudy wrote:Does anyone know what strings come stock on the new USA L-2000s?


Right up at the top of this thread:

Current G&L fretted 4 string basses ship with D'Addario EXL170 strings. Nickel. Regular Lights. 45-65-80-100. Long scale. Includes Tribute.

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Re: Strings for your G&L

Postby mattrudy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:41 pm

Ken Baker wrote:
mattrudy wrote:Does anyone know what strings come stock on the new USA L-2000s?


Right up at the top of this thread:

Current G&L fretted 4 string basses ship with D'Addario EXL170 strings. Nickel. Regular Lights. 45-65-80-100. Long scale. Includes Tribute.

Ken...


Thanks. Wasn’t sure if that was still up to date.
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