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Thomastik Infeld - yeeeaaahhhhhhh!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by TheBogart, Apr 19, 2011.


  1. TheBogart

    TheBogart

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    Yep. Infeld Superalloy IN344 on my Fender Jazz Bass MIA. Low end and a lot of a good tone. I'm falling in love again with my bass. Thank you Thomastik. These are the best strings i tried so far.


    Who share with me this joy?:hyper:
     
  2. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    are you top loading or STB?
     
  3. TheBogart

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  4. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    just curious, as all mine are top loaded, and many flats are not recommended to be STB .. TI's the exception it seems ... I have been contemplating going back to a STB bass and would possibly use these there ... glad you are enjoying them, I am a bit less enthusiastic of mine, and have moved most of my TI's to homes with more love, but holding on to one last set just in case ...
     
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  6. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    Superalloys aren't flats. FWIW I prefer top-loading whenever possible.
     
  7. birdie num nums

    birdie num nums Supporting Member

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    I used them on my Marcus Miller in the past. I agree with you. They are very nice indeed and last a long time. Btw, does a 5 string Superalloy set exist?
     
  8. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    oops, so much for being old and half blind .. I saw the TI and the 344 and .. well, I guess I had flats on the brain .. sorry about that
     
  9. daniva

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    IMO the best roundwound string, not too bright, nice mid tone, good bass, very flexible
     
  10. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

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    Do these have a green wrap?
     
  11. TheBogart

    TheBogart

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    No. It's red. But they sound amazing. I think i found my strings.
     
  12. ljazz

    ljazz

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    I have them on my G&L SB1, and I think they're the best sounding roundwound I've ever had on it. However, like many strings, they compliment the bass you have them on. I really don't like them on my MIA Jazz Bass, and they're just "Ok" on my MIA P.

    They last for friggin' ever!
     
  13. TheBogart

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    This strings are amazing. They are still "fresh" in my bass.

    They last a lot!!!!

    ;)
     
  14. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    Yes, I have a 5 string set on order.

    Hope they sound how you guys say. I´ll put them on a G&L L2500
     
  15. TheBogart

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    It's a very good tone! after a few weeks they broke in. And then it's just tone after tone improvement. Almost a year after they still have a good bite.

    I recommend them to everyone. I now that i found my strings!
     
  16. Harpo61

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    I used to use Superalloy's when they first came out then I and I really liked them but after some time I moved to other strings . I just picked up a set I and put on my Jazz Bass and wow that's what I was missing.
     
  17. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

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    what are the super alloy's like? They're all nickel, right?

    As flexible as the flats?
     
  18. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician Supporting Member

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    Green are jazz rounds.
     
  19. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    I took them off of my L2500. The low-B sounded awfull after maybe 8 months and the above 5th fret sounded too tubey. Though I really liked them when I first putted them on.

    Now I´m back to Sadowsky blue nickels wich sound pretty good. The low-B is tapered and is more articulated. On its own sound diferent from the other 4 strings but in the mix sound good.
     
  20. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician Supporting Member

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    What the? Hold on a minute...

    [performs thorough intensive ear cleaning procedure]

    Did you just say too tubey? According to my brain washed understanding, the scale actually goes from: NOT TUBEY ENOUGH all the way to STILL NOT TUBEY ENOUGH. Only one person has ever reached 11 on the tubeyness scale, and that is JimmyM. I think he may be the only one authorized to declare anything TOO TUBEY.

    Or did you mean TOO MUCH TB?

    Possibly. Woof! I need another down time already.
     
  21. Harpo61

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    Superalloy's are mix of Nickel and Iron and they have a red wrap but not the ball end.
    I forgot how much I like these strings just the right amount of tension for me and no clanking.
    I stopped using them because back in the day when I read the Bassplayer String Shootout showing a very low bass output on them and there Powerbass strings.
    So I have chasing the String Dragon for years and now have come back to Superalloy's
     

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