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What Bass Is Everybody using? Strings Included.

5 string guy
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So, I'm wondering what everyone is using for a bass. brand string amount and scale length. I use an Ibanez Gio 5-string with a 34" scale length.
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My own that I built myself, Fender strings, 34" scale, two MusicMan Humbuckers, active pre amp
Backup: Fender Jag, 30“ feels like a toy, D'Addario Medium strings, P/J pickups My baby: the gloss black Tbird, 34” my favorite, Ernie Ball heavy hybrids, stock humbuckers that sound amazing but upgrading them, any suggestions?
May be getting a 5 string Tbird
Neck = Fender jazz master.
Body = Hondo.
Pick ups = Bass Lines.
Tuners = Samick.
Tail Piece = ? Cant remember the brand
It is full adjustable and was ~$150.00.
Strings = D'Addario flatwound 135's. Top four strings only
Tuning = BEAD

Also an Ibanes AEB with Fender 105 flatwounds
LoudLon [moderator]
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Four-string Austin BC100 (34") with Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings.
Posts: 125
Fender Precision
Fender medium light longscale strings
mid 90's squire p bass with emg pickup 34'' scale length strings are ernie ball super slinky
Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazz Bass; GHS Flea signature strings; 34" scale; Alnico V single coil pickups (stock). I love this bass. I've had it for over 3 years now; the longest I've had any one bass.
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First choice: 1977 Ibanez Silver Series long scale (34") jazz bass moded with EMG HZ pickups, D'Addario nylon tapewound (black) strings.

Second choice: 2011 Fender American Special Precision bass (long scale), with Rotosound Steve Harris monel flatwound strings.

If I need to play something lower than the E on a 4 string in standard tuning, I use an Ibanez SRA 555 with D'Addario Half Rounds.

And my ten-year-old uses an Ibanez Mikro (short scale) 4 string bass with D'Addario nylon tapewounds. (And this explains my tabbing some One Direction and Miley Cyrus - songs that interest the kid!)
Gotta get the kid on the right track early.
DANNYBASSMAN93 [top submitter]
Posts: 510
Well i use the following:


(The first Bass i Ever got, the one i used to write the 200 bass tabs)

1 Fender P Bass (Squier) Affinity Series (Red):
-White Pickup Guard
-Factory Pick Ups and Knobs
-XL Nickel Wound Bass Strings
-Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickup
-Standard Split Single-Coil Precision Bass
Pick up
-with stickers: Gears of War 3, Limozeen (Band Logo), Skull Candy (silver) and No Fear Brand Sticker
-20 Fret

1 Fender P Bass (Squier) Affinity Series (Blue):
-Custom Made Black Pick Up Guard with Blue Entity
-Standard Single-Coil Jazz Bass Pickup
-Standard Split Single-Coil Precision Bass Pick up
-Ernie Ball Slinky Bass Strings
-with stickers: Hot Topic Heisenberg & White Decal Gears of War Logo Sticker
-20 Fret

1 Ibanez Ergodyne Edb600 (Gloss Wood)
-Neck Pickup: DXH2N
-Bridge Pickup: DXH2B
-Factory Knobs
-24 Fret


1 Ibanez SR Series (Maple Brown)

-Bartolini MK1 Pickups
-24 Fret
-LaBella SS45-B Super Steps Strings


1 Music Man Bongo (Black:
-Humbucker Pickups
-Standard Pick up Guard
-Standard Knobs
-24 Fret
-Ernie Ball Slinky Bass Strings

I also have separate strings for each bass:

DR Neon strings for 4, 5 & 6 String bass, XL nickel wound for 4 string, and Ernie ball Slinky for 4 & 5 String.

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