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D'Addario...Flex Steels?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Hamlet7768, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    I was browsing round bassstringsonline, when I noticed D'Addario appears to have a new type of string coming out soon. "Flex Steels." Behold.

    Nothing on D'Addario's site about them. I am, however, intrigued.
  2. CapnSev

    CapnSev Supporting Member

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    I'm intrigued. I'll be awaiting reviews.
  3. SoVeryTired

    SoVeryTired Endorsing nothing, recommending much Supporting Member

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    Roundcore Pro Steels?
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    They are a Hex Core string but feel quite different from ProSteels.
  5. Lorenzini

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    Woah... Must learn more! I like D'Addarios but would love if they were closer to DR style tension.
  6. chilliwilli

    chilliwilli Supporting Member

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    So less tension than ProSteels?

    Would like to see tension charts
  7. Jensby design

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    No probably just their Circle K imitation, like LaBella with their RX series.
    But if you want the real thing http://www.circlekstrings.com/store/
  8. bunkaroo

    bunkaroo Supporting Member

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    Circle K are fine but are not the be all end all of strings. I'm quite sure string manufacturers who have been around for decades don't need to copy them to stay successful. I used them for a while and they had their pluses and minuses like any string. Given the challenges involved in getting them sometimes, I'm happy to see more easily available brands try something new (and I can get them through BSO which is a BIG plus).

    I do wonder how CK fans would like it if others posted links to different string companies in their thread. Food for thought.
  9. jacojbass

    jacojbass Supporting Member

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    go to the page the tension is on the package...
  10. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

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    Arent Circle Ks nickle or do they make Stainless too ?
  11. InsaneBassninja

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    Do they make them it made in .145 and as low as .25? Thats the only thing I only thing I care about.
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Circle K's are nickel, so these are hardly an imitator as someone stupidly said. D'Addario probably sells more strings in a day than CK sells in a year so they don't have to imitate anybody.
  13. LowB-ing

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    Too bad they're so unbalanced. Once they become available in singles and with a heavier B I'll all over them.
  14. chilliwilli

    chilliwilli Supporting Member

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    Are you confusing gauge with tension?
  15. bunkaroo

    bunkaroo Supporting Member

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    You can see the tension on the picture of the back of the package at the link provided.
  16. Maiden Bass

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    Gotta try these (will order from BSO)!

    When are they going to ship???
  17. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Middle of the January most likely.

    NAMM
  18. Jensby design

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  19. chilliwilli

    chilliwilli Supporting Member

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    Sure, your link clearly says circle k builds a hybrid of nickel and steel (probably Nickel plated steel) D'addario pro steels and flex steels are stainless steel. Even if it was balanced tension and available in the ridiclous guages that circle k offers it wouldn't be an imitation because its not the same kind of string.

    If D'addario is trying to imitate anything it would appear to be DR's Hi beam strings, but we don't even know that for certain because we haven't heard what flexsteels sound like.
  20. Maiden Bass

    Maiden Bass Supporting Member

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    Well, if Flex Steels end up being better than Pro Steels then these strings are going to be a HUGE hit.

    Pro Steels are the brightest, punchiest, most consistent strings on the market right now IMO, and if they can improve an already great string, then bass players will be loving them for sure!

    Circle K string talk should be in a different thread. This thread should be about DAdarrio strings!

    :bassist:

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