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Things you need to know about strings

Discussion in 'Bass Strings' started by DiMarco, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Finally got a file and filed:

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    Now I could use any sting I want. 8:
     
  2. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    New string day! ;) image.jpg
     
  3. DiMarco

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    Haha. Extra lights even. Eeeeeeeeeeep! :eek:
     
  4. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    It´s my "Speedy" bass! Training difficult parts on this one, later on the long necks.
     
  5. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    First impression: good strings! Smooth feeling, good tension, lively sounding, very clear tone. Only G string is a bit glassy atm. Does not really disturb, but there is a audible difference when playing double stops to the D or A string. Nothing you would hear playing in the band.

    Now let´s see and hear how long they last!
     
  6. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    Are those guitar strings? ;)
     
  7. Gnermo

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    ♣♣♣♣ the haters Hardy!
    I use .95 nickelwounds on my Maverick bass too, because that bass has insane high string tension for some reason.

    Good stuff.
     
  8. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    Indeed the strings sound "big". On my longscales I play regular gauge. At the beginning I played heavy gauge, but taste has changed.
     
  9. Hardy

    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    That was the first idea for our new song "SiKSplosion", which will be played (WORLD PREMIERE!!! :lol:) at our November gig. So yes, sometimes I play "guitar" with this bass.

    [video=youtube;u2lCDb6IkiU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2lCDb6IkiU[/video]
     
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    Short scale bass has come up pretty close to me & at a good price, this is making me want it!

    & I use 40-95 or 40-125 on all my long scale basses...
     
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    Hardy Supporting Member Good Vibe Sponsor

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    P.S.: in the vid there where cheep strings installed. Low tension, that´s why the disturbing clacks all the time. Doesn´t happen any more with the Fender strings. Big improvement.
     
  12. Henrythe8

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    Flats on a p-bass... dat bliss. It's like it's meant to be.
    It almost made me buy an Ampeg :)

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  13. Gnermo

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    Sometimes you have to deal with stubborn guitars, with maybe a broken (or in my case there isn't one at all) trussrod, or just stuipid design.
    Now I have this Zon bass here that has no truss rod, but also the worst bass bridge ever made in the form of a Schaller 3D bridge.

    Now this is the before situation, with .105 strings, I was able to get a perfect action after a lot of adjustment.
    Also a thing with this design is that you get a lot more string tension then you would with a normal bridge.

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    Now I've searched quite a while for a set of taperwound strings for a four string bass, to try and get a better setup and even string tension across the board and these Dean Markley Helix strings seem perfect for it.
    As a bonus i've also gotten a little bit more sustain out of it aswell.

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    I have a feeling these would be good for Warwick's too, will put a set on one when I need a new set on those and I'll post back here.
     
  14. Nachobassman

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    Dean Markley Helix... interesting. Gotta try ´em.
     
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  16. Nachobassman

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    Thanks for the info.

    Weird thing (from my POV) is that at Dean Markley´s web there is no mention about this Helix strings being exposed core.
     
  17. Nachobassman

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    Tonight I´ll try some Dunlop Super Bright on my Streamer LX. Later I´ll let you know my thoughts.

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    So... how about the Dunlop strings Nacho?
     
  19. Nachobassman

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    Thanks for remind me about this:

    After more than one week with them, 3 bands rehearsals, and two 2+ hours gigs in between, I must say I´m very impressed about their tone. My LX growls A LOT with them and they still keep most of its bright.

    Feeling under fingers is slightly rough, very slightly, nothing bad to be honest. I still have Warwick´s Red Label steels as the worst strings on earth on that aspect. ;)

    Will report more about them in a couple of weeks.
     
  20. Henrythe8

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    Me no likey those Dunlops Super Bright. 'cuz they were, uhhh like... SUPER bright.
    I tried the Dean Markley Helix also, and I like them, I liked the touch and feel about it, and sound was snappy enough.
    I navigate between Skull strings 45/110 and Dean Markley Blue Steel Custom Gauge (46/63/80/102). I chose the Custom Gauge because the ref number is 2673 and ends like my birthyear so I can remember the reference.
    The Helix were nice, though, maybe I'll switch from the Blue Steel.
     
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