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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 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. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
  4. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    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.