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Advice on warm rounds??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bassdude15, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
  2. GHS Bass Boomers or Dean Markley NPS Roundcore. Both break in very quickly; choose based on whether you want round or hex core.
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    DR Hellborgs.
  4. wild4oldcars


    Jan 22, 2012
    Garner, NC
    also may want to look into pressure wounds, which have a compressed winding to produce a smoother touch and darker sound.

    BSO sells GHS, SIT, Roto, and Ken Smith pressure wounds. http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Pressure-Round-Non-Round-Windings_c_254.html

    The Dean Markley Helix are somewhat inverse pressure wounds, as they are compressed side to side, as opposed to traditional pressure winds which flatten the string to allow more contact per wind. The helixes do the opposite, and thus allow for more winds on each string.
  5. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Pure Nickel Fenders
    Nickel Rotos
  6. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    GHS Boomers
    Ken Smith Burners
  7. A Warm Round would be a nickel plated stainless steel wrap for a nice strong warm magnetic field. Plus a nice strong high mass hex core for the good solid sexually thrusting 'umph' you just can't get out of a round cored string.

    DR Nickel-Plated Lo-Riders
    D'Addario EXL-170BT's (also nickel-plated stainless)

    I love them both and give a high thumbs up to the D'Addario Balanced Tension. Fabulous tone that rocks good and hard. :bassist:
  8. Just put a set of Dean Markley Helix NPS on an Epi EB-3. Nice mellow tone, compression wound, smooth surface, nice strings. Pure nickel rounds might do the trick, too.
  9. mmbongo

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

    DR Sunbeams. mmmmmm pure warmth and sweetness.