Originally Posted by 3234718
Care to expound? What do they feel like? Sound like?
They feel relatively smooth and don't tear up my fingers too badly, but I have ~45 years of calluses...
The tension isn't too stiff for me
I'm probably not too good at describing the nuances, but they are fairly zingy round wounds.
If I cut a bit of high end at the amp they're just right for my style and my semi-homemade fretless bass
Originally Posted by 2string1
How long does the gold color stay gold like when they where new?
The set I have now is a couple years on the bass and is still fairly bright gold, but I can tell it is fading from new when it was really bright.
I'm convinced that the plating keeps finger crud and other cooties from collecting in the wraps and killing the sound.
That and really good metal in the strings...
I almost went with gold hardware to match the strings, but I would have had to have a few pieces plated and it was too much of an ordeal for the esthetics