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Broken In Against New Flatwound Strings

Discussion in 'Bass Strings' started by Jay2U, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. Jay2U

    Jay2U Good Vibe Sponsor

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    In this short video broken in Ernie Ball flatwounds are compared with a brand new set.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I’m sure that my flatwound Chromes had a bit more zing when they were new 10 months ago, but they still sound great after lots of play.

    Earlier this year I bought Peterson’s iStroboSoft tuning app and the harmonic IAP. With it I can see that the strings are still rich in harmonics, which agrees with what my ears are hearing.

    I also found a huge improvement in tone, clarity, sustain, and lack of noise after upgrading to the SS1 from the Rockbass Corvette (as one would expect). It’s an interesting comparison because I transferred the 10 month old chromes from the old bass to the new one.
     
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    The Ernie Ball flatwounds I use are almost indistinguishable from Chromes. I use them because I can buy single strings, in order to tune B, E, A, D. I always write the date of installation on the package. Right now they've been on the Ibby for almost a year. They still hold tuning very well, as well as intonation.
     
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