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(@slejhamer)
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Found this article from bp comparing a few dozen strings of all types - nickels, steels, rounds, flats, and others.

It's more expensive to experiment with bass strings than it is with regular guitar strings, so this might help you make a more informed purchase decision while searching for "your tone."

The article is a couple years old, but seems to have most of the popular strings listed.

http://www.bassplayer.com/story.asp?sectioncode=21&storycode=4037

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(@spino)
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Thanks for that seems I made a good choice... Daddario 165 Exl Nickle 8)


   
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(@slejhamer)
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Yeah, their comments on the D'ad 1/2-rounds are spot on, in my opinion. Wish I had seen that before I bought. I'm going to get the DR Sunbeams next.

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(@danlasley)
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Well that was a pretty complete list.

Too bad they didn't include the various wrapped strings, those can sound better than some flats...


   
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 Oric
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I don't know what I'd do without BP...


   
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(@classic_rock_kid08)
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wow, that just proved to me that the first strings I bought were exactly what I was looking for. D'Addario XL Chromes (Flatwound) I just love the tone you get on passive basses with them.

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