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Prosteels Initial Impressions

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Tunaman, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

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    Great strings, bring a ton of life to my Bongo 5HH.

    I was using some Elixir Nanoweb Nickels... and for the price I paid felt obligated to keep them on longer. Not sure how long they were on, maybe 9 months.

    Prosteels have brought back the zing, aggression, clarity. Even out of the package the Elixirs were a tad scooped & not that aggressive at the high end as you would expect for nickels. If these things have a good amount of life I may stick with them. Not as grabby as the Rotosounds. I like Dean Markley Helix SS but they dont fit that well on the B string on a 34" scale non-body thru. Cobalts are great but twice the price as the Prosteels. My next strings to try are Elixir Nanoweb SS. It will be interesting to see life vs these

    Also have DR highbeams on the docket

    Prosteels have a big edge to start !

    :bassist:
  2. Precision101

    Precision101

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    I love prosteels. Best piano tone out there. They last a while too.
  3. Toptube

    Toptube

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    As someone who loves SS strings, but also really likes nickel Elixirs: don't waste your time/money with Elixir's SS strings.
  4. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

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    I have one set I'm about to try sitting at home.

    Thanks for the heads up

    These strings can also get warm on a warm bass which is cool as well. Really diversifies a warmer wood like basswood or mahogany to bring the zing but retain the warmth
  5. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Endorsing Mofongo! Supporting Member

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    I gave pro-steels a try instead of DR Hi-Beams, thought they sounded ok for soloing and slapping but I found that they didn't cut thru fingerstyle with a full band playing.
    I'll stick to DR's.. YMMV of course.
  6. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

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    I have DRs coming... what bass were you using?

    A Bongo 5HH with a 4 band EQ has these things cutting through no problem, especially with GK NEO cabs & thats DESPITE a Streamliner 900 pillow tone!
  7. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Endorsing Mofongo! Supporting Member

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    I was using Squier Jazz V with MIA deluxe electronics.
  8. FaithNoMan

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    Sorry to wake an old post but I'm liking these a lot more than my DR Lo-Riders, which I have used for a long time. Much more aggressive in the highs, with great overtones. And they also seem to have more bass, too.

    On my Ric:
    http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=12758914&q=hi&newref=1

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