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Half rounds the next logical step?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jaxom, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. jaxom


    Aug 31, 2008
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    I have been using flat wounds. Recently received another bass for Christmas. It has round wounds on it. Took it to rehearsal and everyone said that I am cutting through more. I hate the highs that come from rounds, but I like the mids. My question is would a set of half rounds give me the best of both worlds?

    Basses used:
    Squier VM Jag SS
    Squier VM Mustang

    Type of music:
    Southern rock, Blues rock, Classic rock
  2. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
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    Ken Smith Compressors.
    GHS Pressurewounds.

    Both the above will give you than midrange without the high top end.
  3. lokikallas

    lokikallas Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2010
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    D'dario half wounds ftw
  4. Britbonic

    Britbonic Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2002
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    Roll back the tone control? Just a suggestion.
  5. JB36

    JB36 Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2010
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    I've tried the strings nmentioned above and they will do it for you. I would also consider a nickel strings like DR Sunbeams or Sadowksky Blue Nickel. I like the tension better with Blue Nickels which is stiffer than the Sunbeams, but not as much as most half or flat wounds.
  6. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
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    Yup, if you like the little bit more broken in sound this is best for new strings. Rounds will allways sound better to me then flats or halfround.
  7. OzzyGreg

    OzzyGreg Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2008
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    +1 for D'Addario half rounds.

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