Black Diamond Jazz Bass Strings

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


  1. zeppfan90

    zeppfan90

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    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. SasquatchDude

    SasquatchDude

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    Interesting. Could you give us a tonal description, as they compare to other brands' flats?
  3. zeppfan90

    zeppfan90

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    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

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    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. SasquatchDude

    SasquatchDude

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    Thanks for the detailed insight! I'll try to see if I can get my hands on a set.

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