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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Philonius, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. That’s right. Free Strings.

    I won a voucher for a set of Circle K strings at this past weekend’s Seattle GTG. Awesome!

    But…. I’m pretty much a dedicated flats user (which Circle K doesn’t make) and hardly ever change strings. Much as I appreciate Skip’s generosity and am impressed with his approach to string building, I just don’t need ‘em. So… Contest Time.

    We need rules? OK. Demonstrate why you deserve a great set of strings for free.

    You might be a needy young musician, sporting a broken G.
    You might be a touring pro, using six sets a week.
    You may be a slave to GAS, searching for that perfect tone.
    You may be a Metal God, laying on the Doom.

    But you’re gonna have to make it entertaining.
    Yeah, you’re gonna have to entertain me.
    You may write a haiku, or you may post a GIF,
    But you’re gonna have to entertain me.

    You might be a rock ’n’ roll addict, prancing on the stage.
You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage.
You may be a businessman or some high-degree thief.
They may call you Doctor or they may call you Chief

    But you’re gonna have to entertain me, yes indeed.
    You’re gonna have to entertain me.
    You may show a funny pic, or even a youtube link.
    But you’re gonna have to entertain me.

    Clear enough? Basically, anything goes, but don’t take up too much of my time. Soundclips? Thirty seconds or less please. Bribes, flattery, diagrams connecting the Global Warming Alarmists to flight MH360 via the International Banking Conspiracy, etc.? Sure, but make it short. I already waste far too much time here. Cluttering up my PM inbox is an automatic DQ.

    Contest ends Midnight PDST (not the same thing as PTSD) Tuesday April 8, 2014. Judge’s decision (that’s me) shall be final. I’ll PM the winner the secret voucher code and you can order any(?) set you want through the Circle K website.

  2. VixCosmicHippo


    Dec 15, 2010
    I am an endorsed musician who would be interested in trying these strings as I've never tried them before! I play just about every style, so I'm always looking for new sounds. I'm not going to post anything crazy, I would just be very appreciative. That, and I replied first... :)

  3. From the deepest bowels of hell, us bassists were given a gift. This gift could shake the earth and the booty with one mighty growl. This gift was the Circle K balanced tension set.

    I am one of the gifted ones, but unfortunately my gift rejects me. The acid in my heart and in my sweat is at eternal war with the steel power bestowed upon me, and I'm afraid it's not much longer for this world. Since September my finger acid has slowly neutralized the growl. I fear I shan't hold out much longer in the middle of the battle if not for some much needed relief... I don't know what will become of my sanity if I have to bear the dying thudding sounds the growl makes as it's slowly neutralized.

    TL;DR Circle K strings rock and it's been too long since I changed mine.
  4. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    The money I could save on strings could be used to pay my child labor. Cabs don't make themselves ya know! Also after plating Skips Quake I now have string envy......I need bigger strings...:ninja:

    Attached Files:

  5. You've got that orange 12/6 right? Extra points if you made the kids huff Krylon while painting it.
  6. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Or if he makes them get him a frosty from the fridge and pop the top with the front baffle opener.
  7. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    I found that after a few beers that the paint fumes didn't seem to bother the little guys as much while they were painting the cab.:D
  8. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    I need a new job -
    I would rather play Circle
    K than work there
  9. Ironbar


    Aug 24, 2013
    Portland, Oregon
    I don't need new strings. I would donate them to a local music program.
  10. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    well...just lost my job of 12.5 years...Have to sell my house and relocate
    Its April 5th and its snowing...
    and to cap it all off...
    my wife is really mean to me!!!!...
  11. And the winner is:

  12. Just kidding.

    I ended up literally picking a name out of a hat. Everyone got an equal chance, even the guy who PM'd me in direct contradiction of The Rules and the guy who posted the creepy youtube links.

    This wasn't quite as entertaining as I'd hoped, or as overwhelming as I feared. 'Surprising that there were only nine entrants. Go figure. Anyway, enjoy your new strings GK Growl and everyone else, go buy a set yourself. Or something.