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Thomastik Infeld - yeeeaaahhhhhhh!

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

  1. TheBogart

    TheBogart

    Oct 1, 2008
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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

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    are you top loading or STB?
     
  3. TheBogart

    TheBogart

    Oct 1, 2008
  4. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    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 ...
     
  5. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2009
    Southern California
    Superalloys aren't flats. FWIW I prefer top-loading whenever possible.
     
  6. birdie num nums

    birdie num nums Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    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?
     
  7. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    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
     
  8. daniva

    daniva

    May 15, 2009
    IMO the best roundwound string, not too bright, nice mid tone, good bass, very flexible
     
  9. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    Do these have a green wrap?
     
  10. TheBogart

    TheBogart

    Oct 1, 2008
    No. It's red. But they sound amazing. I think i found my strings.
     
  11. ljazz

    ljazz

    Dec 10, 2002
    Cookeville, TN
    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!
     
  12. TheBogart

    TheBogart

    Oct 1, 2008
    This strings are amazing. They are still "fresh" in my bass.

    They last a lot!!!!

    ;)
     
  13. 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
     
  14. TheBogart

    TheBogart

    Oct 1, 2008
    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!
     
  15. Harpo61

    Harpo61

    Dec 15, 2000
    Tampa Bay
    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.
     
  16. jongor

    jongor Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2003
    Maine
    what are the super alloy's like? They're all nickel, right?

    As flexible as the flats?
     
  17. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    Green are jazz rounds.
     
  18. 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.
     
  19. JehuJava

    JehuJava Bass Frequency Technician Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2002
    Oakland, CA
    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.
     
  20. Harpo61

    Harpo61

    Dec 15, 2000
    Tampa Bay
    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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