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assistance gents please

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by mr.jay, Apr 17, 2009.


  1. mr.jay

    mr.jay

    Apr 17, 2009
    hi guys,
    i'm a bit of a novice from the midlands, england and i need advice on strings....
    i've got a 3/4 beat up stentor with steels on but i've been gigging with a rockabilly trio for about a month pretty regular and they're eating the finger board.
    i need a set that that sound like steels but play like guts!
    a friend in oz suggested innovation rockabillys but surely they're gonna be just as flubby as guts?
    is there anything?
    help me guys!!!!!!!!!!:help:
     
  2. sXeMike

    sXeMike

    Jan 22, 2007
    Scottsville, Va
    try the Innovation Ultra Blacks they're higher tension and really easy on the fingers. (Similar tension to a lot of medium steel sets)

    What kind of steels are you playing?
     
  3. Eating the fingerboard?
    Its a black-stained white wood one?

    What strings do you have on ?
    (please provide the silk colors at both ends if you don't know)
     
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    +1 on the Ultra Blacks. The regular Rockabilly set is easier on the hands and isn't too floppy either.

    And they are made in England! :)
     
  5. My experience is that only gut plays like gut , only gut sounds and feels like gut , and in turn steel sounds like steel , maybe youd like Jargar Dolce , a very dark sounding steel ,
    Or Steel E&A with Roto D G , spend some money its the only way ,good luck.
     
  6. mr.jay

    mr.jay

    Apr 17, 2009
    cheers mike, jake and simon, i needed that. francois, black threads and yep it's a black stained white wood f/b. appreciate the help chaps. now to my next problem.......
     
  7. I can't but recommend you get a real fingerboard.
    Even rosewood is nice.

    As for you strings, black threads at both end, on all four strings?

    They may be Thomastik Precision, but if they came stock on the bass, they're probably extra-cheap no-names.

    Velvet Blues may be something worth investigating...
     
  8. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    As far as I'm concerned, Thomastik Precisions ARE extra-cheap no-names... :)
     

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