Coated Warwick String

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Berten, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Berten


    Jun 6, 2002
    Does anyone has any experience with these? How do they sound, feel, etc...

  2. LPpt


    Sep 13, 2005
    Porto, Portugal
    I've recently bought a set of those string to put on my thumb BO 5, as I needed tapered strings badly, and those were the only ones available.
    I was not impressed at all, i think they are quite sterile sounding, even after being broken in (for reference, I had been using d'addario XL nickel wounds), they sound quite "scooped", as if I were cutting the mids somewhat. They might be good for slap, or to get a clanky kind of sound, but for fingerstyle, they just won't cut it for me.

  3. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Well, the D'addarios are quite middy (imo). So maybe it was just a big change. I dunno. I didn't even know warwick made coated strings. :confused:
  4. Berten


    Jun 6, 2002
    Well, I use black labels on my thumb NT because I really love the .135 B (We tune to Bb, so I kind of need the 135 B) and the warwick website says the coated strings are like Black labels, but they live longer.
    And since they cost only a bit more, I was interested!