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compare and contrast

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by wrench45us, Oct 22, 2013.


  1. wrench45us

    wrench45us

    Aug 26, 2011
    Is there much difference between Ken Smith slick rounds and GHS pressure wounds

    regarding feel and tone?
     
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    EDIT..OOOPS I'M INCORRECT! I was thinking of Ken Smith Compressors.
     
  3. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Ken Smith compressors are pressurewounds. The slick rounds are groundwounds/halfrounds. They'd be comparable to GHS brite flats.

    The slickrounds sound like brighter than normal flatwounds and ghs pressurewounds sound like subdued roundwounds with less fingerboise but they're still pretty bright.
     
  4. wrench45us

    wrench45us

    Aug 26, 2011
    thanks

    is there any sort of tonal side effect with a tapered B String

    never mind that question, I find plenty of discussion already on that topic

    one of these try it and see for yourself scenarios

    thanks for the information
     
  5. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Yah I couldn't comment on the B, but GHS pressurewounds are great. Jason from bassstringsonline likes the Ken Smith pressurewounds. If that's his preference and he has easy access to every bass string on the planet, they must be very good strings.
     
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    You are right, I was thinking of Compressors.
     
  7. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Logically, strings called "slickrounds" do sound like they'd be pressurewounds, especially considering every halfround I've played was sticky and awful. But "compressors" works too since they are indeed compressed.
     
  8. wrench45us

    wrench45us

    Aug 26, 2011
    after a little research
    Ken Smith compressor wounds only come with a tapered B string at bassstringsonline
    while their slick rounds have 36.5 and 38 inch standard and one tapered B string

    GHS no tapered option among these mentioned

    and to review
    KS compressor wounds are comparable to GHS pressure wounds
    KS Slick Rounds are comparable to GHS Brite Flats
    KS purple GHS black
     

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