GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!!!!!!!!!!!
I just received my first set of Circle K strings and I'd like to post a little review.
Bought them from the website on Sunday Feb. 3rd and recieved them today (shipping time might have suffered from a winter storm we got on thursday-saturday the same week). They arrived in a standard big envelope without being twisted like normal strings seem to be. There were some minor bends in the strings but seeing as they're under high tension, what do these bends really matter? String gauge: .041, .057, .076, .102, .136
Strung up nicely, tapered core is nice on the bridge since the string doesn't sit against any bridge. Should also improve sustain, volume equality etc. I also should mention that I bought the "balanced" set for consistent tension.
Upon playing, DAMN, bright as all hell but naturally I need to break them in. The volume from G to B is rather equal... I've never bought strings like this. Usually the low end seems quieter than the high end. With these strings however, even the lows sound bright! I had to adjust the string height to cool-down the hot B-string.
The most important thing I want to tell you about is the B-string.
I've only ever owned four 5-string basses and I've only ever liked the B-string on one of them (34' scale, fretless, strung with chromes). The B-string on the bass I'm playing now (Ibanez, 34', late 90's SR 305 DX) sounds MUCH better than the 5-string HSBongo (34' early 2000s) I used to play. It pains me even to say that, but it's day and night a difference. It's so full sounding, not clanky or hollow/empty. I'm very impressed by this.
I bought circle k strings and they're intensely bright but the 0.136 B string sounds great.
Best strings I've ever bought. Highly recommend.
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Originally Posted by Sindri907
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