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Boy, was I wrong about ProSteels!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Flatwound, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I got a bass from a TB'er a while back, and it had ProSteels on it. I didn't really care for the sound, and I characterized them as very bright and deep but lacking in midrange. I'm thinking it's the sound of the bass I didn't like, 'cause I just put a new set on my Tobias, and boy howdy, what a sound! Bright and deep, yes, but with great midrange character as well. Waaaay better than those miserable (and free) Elixirs I had on there. My testing of Elixirs is finished. Didn't take long, either.
  2. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    This brings up an interesting point: a string set that sounds fantastic on one bass might sound weak/dull/thin/whatever on another.

    So, I suggest hanging on to your Elixirs... maybe you could try 'em on another bass sometime. (Easy for me to say: all my basses right now are 34" with a 4+1 tuner configuration!)
  3. +1 pro steels
  4. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    x2 Pro Steels
  5. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Dissent on pro steels. I tried 'em and thought they were SOOOO bottom heavy, I couldn't hear anything else useful. I'll stick with Thomastiks...both superalloys and jazz flats.