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Ken Smith Slick Round Dead B string?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bassman8416, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

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    I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I love these strings, but the last couple sets I have received had very dead sounding B strings. meaning the B sounded more like a broken in flat wound string, very different from the rest of the set.
    I went to D'Addario Halfs, and they are decent, but I like the Slicks a little more...when the set is happening. anyone else?
    Maybe I just had really bad luck?
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Smith will probably replace them, did you contact them?

    Other than that, you can order singles from www.bassstringsonline.com
  3. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

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    Jason from Bass Strings Online helped me out in the past, I just ordered another set, so hopefully all is good with this one.
  4. Tim Bishop

    Tim Bishop Supporting Member

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    Make sure Ken is aware of this. He will take care of you.
  5. TigerInATrance

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    There's a lot of discussion about the slick rounds in the rukind.org community and more dead B strings than not from what I've read. It seems as though getting a set with a good B comes down to luck. It was about half good, half dead for me while I was using them. If you contact Smith they will make it right, but for me it wasn't worth the hassle every time I came up on a string change. They are really great sounding strings though. From what I can tell, GHS Brite Flats are essentially the same and the few sets I tried had no problems.
  6. Bassman8416

    Bassman8416 Supporting Member

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    I just got a set for my Q6 and the b turned out fine!!!!

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