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  • Acoustic bass strings Q

    Hey y'all,
    I don't want the bright tone most acoustic bass strings have. I'm looking for more warmth less attack and brightness. Most everything I've tried isn't warm enough. What would you suggest?
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  • #2
    Thomastik-Infelds, but they are not cheap.

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    • #3
      If I remember correctly, there used to be a cloth/felt wound string, that ring a bell with anybody? You got nothing but bass from those, but that was a long time ago.
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      • #4
        La Bella tape wounds. Carvin site should have them reasonably priced.

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        • #5
          ahhh thank ya!
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          • #6

            ****************e...somebody put a set of DR Black Beauties on my Club unit. They were on the bass when I bought it and I really like the idea of coated strings on an acoustic.  Sure wish they would make some coated strings exclusivrely for acoustic basses. It kind of has a fretless feel and sound but it's not really loud enough when I want to amplify the instrument.  I like them...they are bright and I really like the idea of a coated string for protection from corrosive persperation, salts and oils.  I think I will put a set of them on the Ric the next time the set needs to be changed.

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            • isaac42
              isaac42 commented
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              I have Fender tape-wounds on one of my Rics. It's a good sound, but it's definitely not a Chris Squire sound. More of a Paul McCartney sound.


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