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Do any sets have even tone across all strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by biscuit, Aug 30, 2000.

  1. biscuit


    Mar 6, 2000
    Virginia, USA
    Is there a brand of strings that has an even tone across all the strings? Every set of strings I have tried has large tonal variations between the strings when played acoustically and these variations are magnified when actually playing through an amp. Usually the E and A strings sound similar and the D and G strings sound similar. Sometimes the E, A and D strings have the same tone and then the G string sounds like an acoustic guitar string. I have never been able to find a set of strings that has the same tone across all the strings.

    I have tried D'Addario XLs and Chromes, Fender taperwound and standard nickel, GHS Boomers and Brite Flats and several others. The problem is the same on all of my basses (Jazz, P-bass, Guild Acoustic and a Starfire). Whenever I walk up a scale you can definitely hear a difference when crossing to certain strings.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
  2. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    Try a set of Thomastiks, I can't guarantee that they'll be to your satisfaction but I think their string sets are well matched.

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