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Half-Wounds with "Fatter" tone

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


  1. Chico16

    Chico16

    Apr 2, 2012
    Yuma, Az
    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

    Sep 1, 2007
    Arizona
    I haven't used them enough to recommend wholeheartedly but Ken Smith Slick Rounds might the ticket.
     
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  4. Chico16

    Chico16

    Apr 2, 2012
    Yuma, Az
    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
     
  5. Philonius

    Philonius Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    2k W of the Duwamsh
    Become a supporting member and sell 'em used here. ;)
     
  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

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I would give La Bella Deep Talkin' Quarter Rounds a spin.
     
  8. Chico16

    Chico16

    Apr 2, 2012
    Yuma, Az
    LOL well thanks for that!
     
  9. Chico16

    Chico16

    Apr 2, 2012
    Yuma, Az
    I would, but they only have 4 string sets :(
     
  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
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    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    They do make others... Just not readily available... I'm working on changing that...
     
  11. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    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

    JB36 Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2010
    Albany, NY
    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

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Earth
    Surprising. I think the D'Addario Half Rounds are very fat sounding.

    What gauge were you using?
     
  14. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Earth
    I wouldn't be too inclined to categorize pressurewounds as half rounds; they're not the same thing.
     



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