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GHS Pressurewounds on Yamaha TRB 5P? Anyone tried that?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DSBass, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. DSBass

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    I have just got a Yamaha TRB 5P. I have always played with GHS Boomers but have been curious about trying the Pressurewounds.
    Have anyone tried those on the TRB 5P? I play mostly rock. I dont like harsh sounding strings.
    Would these be good or should I keep playing Boomers?

    Thanks for answers.
    Best regards/Daniel
  2. GHS Official

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    To my ears, Pressurewounds start tonally where Boomers are broken in, and then mellow a little more from there. They retain that sound and feel for a lengthy amount of time.

    Here's a video (with old and new string audio clips) that I made, well before joining the company in this capacity.

    Pressurewounds Demo: Used & New
  3. DSBass

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    Thanks for the quick answer. How would the tension be vs the Boomers? I play pretty hard a lot and wouldn't want the strings to be to floppy.

    Best regards/Daniel
  4. bassman blue

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    I had pressure wounds on my trb 5p and loved them... you won't find them low tension at all... probably pretty similar tension wise to the. Boomers.... besides, if you don't like them, I will buy them from you! :)
  5. GHS Official

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    They should be fairly comparable to the Boomers, maybe even a little more stiff feeling, given the materials used.
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    I agree. They are very close tonally, but not as bright, and they are stiffer feeling.
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    Thanks for all answers everyone. I think Im gonna try these out then. Just one more question. How do they feel? I hope they are not sticky feeling.

    Best regards/Daniel
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    They are not. They have a smoother feel than a regular roundwound, but not flat.
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    Thanks a lot. Well, I will order the Pressurewounds then :)

    It sounds like I will love them.

    Thanks for the help all of you.

    Best regards/Daniel
  10. soulman969

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    I don't think you'll be at all disappointed with them. If there was only one type of string I could choose for both my basses those would be it. They have a tremendous amount on tonal versatility and they're easy on the fingers.

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