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chromes and active jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by solitario, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. solitario


    Oct 13, 2011
    hello, anybody using chromes and active jb? will they work for rock? will I loose the growl and grunt of the jb?

    should I pass them thru the body or just from the bridge?
  2. HuntYouDown


    Jan 3, 2012
    Tampa, FL
    I would try half rounds or similar. The roundwounds on a jazz bass, really growl, but can be harsh on fingers, and sliding. I think flats kind of defeat a jazz of it's true, character.
  3. Robus

    Robus Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
    Can't comment on active but they sounded pretty good on my passive jazz. Maybe a little thin in the mids. I eventually ditched them for Fender flats. I strung them through the body, no problems.
  4. Turxile


    May 1, 2011
    I use chromes in 2 active basses, one of which is a Jazz. You will loose a bit of growl, not much. Worth a try.
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