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Black Diamond Jazz Bass Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by zeppfan90, Jan 19, 2014.


  1. zeppfan90

    zeppfan90

    Mar 27, 2013
    Just saying! I don't think I will ever use another type of flat wound string. I have sterling by music man with black diamonds and I can get any sound I want. I have had them on for about 5-6 months now and they still sound great! If I want to get the Good ol blues sound(my favorite) I can get it. If I want to slap my way into funk heaven, I can. They are very versatile strings. If you are a flat wound player and haven't tried them I would definitely recommend them. I do plan on getting a Fender Jazz bass and throwing the black diamonds on them and then putting some rounds on the music man. Point is, black diamonds are great!
     
  2. Interesting. Could you give us a tonal description, as they compare to other brands' flats?
     
  3. zeppfan90

    zeppfan90

    Mar 27, 2013
    If you want a deep blues sound all it takes is a little tweaking on your amp and if you even want to bring down the tone knob just a little it will sound great! As for slap/pop style, a very smooth sound. But you can make them sound pretty bright to the point where you almost think they are rounds. You can get a very vintage 70's sound from them or a new bright sound. I've used D'addario chromes and rotosound flats and while they were both great strings, I just found the versatile perfect sound for me with black diamonds. Whereas the others could be used for slap/pop but I would have to get a lighter gauge for it to sound good, and I don't like lighter gauges personally.
     
  4. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I didn't know that brand was still around! When I was a kid you could find Black Diamond Guitar Strings at the "Dime Store."
     
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  6. Thanks for the detailed insight! I'll try to see if I can get my hands on a set.