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The Chrome hex core flats are very nice too. They have an attractive burnt orange silk. Optima deserve much more love in N/A, great strings.
Great strings and yes, the burgundy silk is gorgeous.
They make two kinds of flats: The RB = pure nickel wrap, round core
Chrome = pure nickel wrap and I believe hex core.
GHS Brite Flats
D'Addario Half Rounds
Both available in extra long.
I always associate him with this instrument the most.
Ric 4003s and Jazz basses have similar tone. 4003s have a 'throatier' and 'smokier' sound to my ear. To me it makes sense that Geddy Lee went from...
Thank you. You described it better than I have.
What's a TI Jazz Flat? :roflmao:
Cost aside, I also think that it's general brand recognition. TI is very highly regarded in the violin...
Get ready to like them. A lot.
We demand pics :)
They're wonderful strings. Nowadays I prefer the white tape wounds in the 60-115 gauge. I was going to mention the nut slots!
Honestly I think it's cost. They're beautifully made strings but expensive. The Optima Chrome flats are superb too and ~ $5USD less expensive than...
Economics. I bet nickel-plated steel sets outsell stainless steel 10:1 or more.
If you desire light feel, string your bass .030 - -080. Seriously. You still have deep., full tone and very light feel. I have even strung up .028...