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any users of GHS or Rotosound pressurewounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Mr. Earl, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Mr. Earl

    Mr. Earl

    Sep 13, 2008
    Any fretless players out there tried the GHS pressurewounds with the 106 E or the Rotosound stainless pressurewounds on their fretless basses? If so did they sound close to roundwound sound.

    Thx::confused::bassist: trying to find a non fretboard-gouging good sounding string
  2. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Ken Smith Compressor-wound's for me.
    They have great mwah.
  3. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    I tried the GHS and I was a fan. I broke a string though (my fault) and I'm using D'Addarios an my fretless
  4. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I tried the GHS Pressurewounds with the .106 E on a fretted Stingray, and they do sound pretty close to rounds. I didn't care for the stiffness (they felt really stiff to me), so they didn't last on the bass very long.

    I wonder who makes the Ken Smith Compressors; they are the "flattened round" string that seem to get the best reviews around here. Maybe GHS makes them? Not too many manufacturers making pressure wounds.
  5. I have Rotosound Pressurewounds on my fretted Jazz, and they are what you'd expect of Rotosound - bright! I like them, though - personally I don't think they are too far off DR HiBeams in tone, but maybe that's just me!! :)
  6. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:I've used them both.

    I prefer Ken Smith Compressors.
  7. I haven't tried the Ken Smith compressors, but I have tried the GHS Pressurewounds. I use the .45-.102 set currently, and have used the .106 set as well.

    They sound like a cross beween a flat and a round. They have the darkness (lots of lows and mids, little highs) of flats and the mwah sound of a round. They currently reside on my 96 Fender fretless P. Really smooth feeling, lot smoother than a normal roundwound.
  8. billbern


    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
    Sorry, haven't tried the GHS or Roto's.
    Another happy Ken Smith Compressor user here.
  9. Ken Smith Compressors really opened my eyes. I now prefer Slickrounds, but Compressors aren't far behind.

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