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The deader the better, especially when new.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by icecycle66, Feb 4, 2013.


  1. icecycle66

    icecycle66

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    What are the dullest deadest sounding new strings out there?

    No flats, I hate the way those feel.
     
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    If not flats, Pressurewounds maybe. Or half rounds.

    Do tapes feel like flats? I've never used them.
     
  4. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    They're both smooth to the touch. Labella flats are the only I've ever liked cuz they're super smooth. Pressurewounds are fantastic. As smooth as roundwounds get. Really the best of both worlds between rounds and flats. Halfrounds always feel sticky to me. If you're looking for dull and dead but brand new, I think tapewounds are the winner.
     
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  6. Lowactnsatsfctn

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  7. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta

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    GHS and Ernie Ball make the deadest strings I know of.
     
  8. icecycle66

    icecycle66

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    Thanks for the tapewound tip. I'll check it out.
     
  9. Duckwater

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    Lol
     
  10. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

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    Ernie Ball flats (which are identical to Chromes, btw) are very bright and clanky when new. GHS Precisions, on the other hand, are pretty mellow even right out of the pack.
     
  11. matante

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    If you want dead roundwounds GHS Boomers die pretty quickly. So do Ernie Ball nickels.
     
  12. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

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    Fender Original Nickels are really warm sounding strings.
     
  13. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

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    Out of the pack... Dunlop nickles.
     

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