Half-Wounds with "Fatter" tone

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Chico16, Feb 17, 2013.


  1. Chico16

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    Out of all the Half/ground/compression-wound strings that you've tried, which have delivered a fuller, ballsy bass tone? I played GHS pressure wounds for about 6 months until it was time to change them. I switched to DR fat beams since I read they had one of the best low ends, but then I realized it was nothing I couldn't achieve with the GHS. Now I'm back on the market for Pressure wounds and was wondering what else people have experienced!

    I play in a Reggae-rock band. Even though the drummer rapes his set with rock crashes, my bass lines focus more on reggae one drop patterns.
  2. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    I haven't used them enough to recommend wholeheartedly but Ken Smith Slick Rounds might the ticket.
  3. Chico16

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    Hmmm I looked at the compressors but not the slicks.. And well the description does say that it delivers a fat bright tone. Don't like the bright part but the fat part sounds tempting lol since these are still roundwounds though I'm not sure I want to take another chance and spend $40 dollars again just to throw the strings away like the FatBeams... Dammit! Lol
  4. Philonius

    Philonius Supporting Member

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    Become a supporting member and sell 'em used here. ;)
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  6. OzzyGreg

    OzzyGreg Supporting Member

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    I have D'Addario Half rounds on one of my Jazz basses.
    I wouldn't say they are particularly fat sounding, so I'd suggest avoiding them.
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I would give La Bella Deep Talkin' Quarter Rounds a spin.
  8. Chico16

    Chico16

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    LOL well thanks for that!
  9. Chico16

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    I would, but they only have 4 string sets :(
  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    They do make others... Just not readily available... I'm working on changing that...
  11. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    I had labellas on one of mine and they were thumpy and low....but a little too much. I found pressurewounds to be just right for that thumpy yet a little bright.
  12. JB36

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    I think the slick rounds would do it as well. I used a set for a month or so and they were pretty stout in the low mids with not much on the top end. I liked them, but .106 set was a bit much tension for me.
  13. Root 5

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    Surprising. I think the D'Addario Half Rounds are very fat sounding.

    What gauge were you using?
  14. Root 5

    Root 5

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    I wouldn't be too inclined to categorize pressurewounds as half rounds; they're not the same thing.

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