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Kalium Steel Bass Standard .148″ Balanced Five String Set

5/5, 5 from 1 review
Balanced tension 5-string set in Stainless Steel
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  1. taketwo
    Bright and loud
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Aug 5, 2022
    Sound:
    5.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    5.00/5,
    Features:
    5.00/5,
    Feel:
    4.00/5,
    Value:
    5.00/5,
    Pros
    • + Even tension and feel across strings
    • + Taper means no nut slot adjustment needed
    Cons
    • - Very, very zingy when new
    These strings *just* fit on a 35" scale neck. The taper at the bridge was right at the saddle, and the taper at the nut meant I did not need to alter the nut to fit the .148 B string.

    The tension is about 49lbs per string, and feels very even across the strings. They have a lot of output and lots of harmonics. On the flipside, the tension and brightness means they have a *lot* of zing when new, which was hard to handle. They are mellowing out, and using some FastFret helped them break in and be a little less noisy. No issue with holding tuning.
    Price Paid:
    68$ US (with shipping to Canada)
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