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Rotosound Drop Zone 66 - 4 (5) String Set - F# B E A (D) Ideas

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by InsaneBassninja, Feb 1, 2014.


  1. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    I saw this on Sanpinfunks site so has anyone tryed these strings yet? Am Thinking about throwing it on my 5 string bass. Good Idea or Not so much? Am not sure what my used for low F# but Now i want to try to get to the low F# tuneing.
     
  2. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    :rollno: Nothing musical happens down there :rollno:
     
  3. Junk420

    Junk420

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    There is music everywhere
     
  4. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    :rollno: nope :rollno: just going to make your amp fart.
    :rolleyes: What song are you going to play with that "Classical Gas"?
    Besides you've been using D'Addario strings you put Rotos on your bass is going to pee itself.
     
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  6. Junk420

    Junk420

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    To each his own, sir. I just ordered a Dingwall specifically for F# playing. I was hoping some people would chime in on these strings because the only ones I know off the top of my head that will fit the NG2 are the sets from Dingwall and they also recommend Circle K's.
     
  7. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    I've been tuning my 6-string F#BEADG (sometimes lower)for 14 years now. I have tried many different strings. Circle K is by far my favorite, they make amazing strings for sub tuning. The best part with Circle K is how many gauges you get to choose from.

    I liked Rotosound 66 strings they're great for when you want an aggressive tone but I was looking for more versatility (did not try the .175 this was before it came out I'm old).
    As for :ninja: Rotosound's drop zone sets seem a little unbalanced, singles might be the way to go if you're picky.
     
  8. Junk420

    Junk420

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    Thanks for the tips! I'm shopping around for 5 string sets and I have heard lots of good things about Circle K's. I will take a look at what they have to offer.
     
  9. InsaneBassninja

    InsaneBassninja

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    They have my 140 stirng but not sure if thats going to meat it up which am thinking about geting a 182 from curvy k those.
     
  10. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    Pardon my friends he is from India, English is not his first luggage, and his spell-check is broken.
    What he meant to say was,
    "They make a .140 gauge string but I am not sure if that's going to ???? ?? ?? ????? I am thinking about getting a .182 from Circle K Strings."

    To that I say, that .182 makes a great F# string, that is what I used for years. I am currently using a .142 for my F# (this will not work well on most basses, my bass was designed for low tension strings) this gives me a tone somewhere between Fieldy and Claypool (think Korn shaking hands with beef). If you don't want "that tone" I suggest balancing the tension on your F#,B, and E-strings.
    To get the most mileage out of your low notes you have to be able to walk down an octave and have it still sound like the same instrument. Circle K does this very well not only in tension but in design (string formula) as well.
    I once heard a demo of the Dark Lord bass tuned F#BEA :meh: maybe it had a bad set-up but I did not care for the sound of the F#-string.
    Adam Nolly's Dingwall with Circle K Strings on the other hand has a F# that makes me jealous
    http://youtu.be/lMxbP1V3WBo (7:55)
     

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