Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

DR Longnecks

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by virtual.ray, Sep 11, 2001.


  1. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    No one in my area has these in stock yet,and I've tried and liked tapered strings by other makers and liked them.Has anyone used them enough to have an opinion?
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    I tried`em (briefly :( ) on my Yammer 260 fretless -
    "Frankenstein". I've got a DiMarzio Split P on it and at
    the time, it was sportin' a Badass II bridge. I recall
    they had a clear, rich "bell" or "piano" like tone and
    sustain for days.

    The Split P is a pretty hot pup, and I ran the afore-
    mentioned set-up through an Ampeg B-15 dialed for
    some sweet tube overdrive (volume=9 & master=3).
    Oooowee! There was still a "piano" tone, but it was
    like a beat-up, honky-tonk pi-aner in a B-Western :p...
    crunch-crunch, clank-clank.

    They are pretty versatile - clean and clear to downright
    nasty. I didn't have`em long enough to comment on how
    their "brightness" fades (gave`em to metalarch69 :) ).
    I thought it best to wait until I had sealed the Yammers
    rosewood board, seein's how LongNecks are stainless rounds.

    DR site

    Just Strings has 4's, 5's, and a 6 string set ($23.93,
    $34.43, and $40.05, resp.) for sale.

    SheetMusicPlus seems to have only 4's at $22.89 / set
     
  3. $34 for a 5 string set! do you know how much the DR's are here? $102. A packet of Ernie Balls are $75. The cheapest non-brand name ones start at $50.

    What a joke.

    Merls
     
  4. US Dollars? It can't be the shipping, b/c strings are really lightweight. What's up? Can you order them by mail from the US? :confused:
     
  5. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Hell's Bells Adele! :eek: Thar ya' go! Git yo'self an entrepreneur
    and start-up "Unkie Merl's Oz Brand Satanic Strings" :D.
    Put a pic of Daisy (the agro) on the package, but give her
    beady red eyes and have smoke comin' out her ears :) .
    Betcha' it'd make Charlie Stringer spin a time or two ;).
     
  6. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    Thanks for the input and the links,I'm gonna try 'em soon.
     
  7. virtual.ray

    virtual.ray

    Oct 25, 2000
    P.S. I've got a Yammie 260F as well.What are you gonna use to seal the fretboard?
     
  8. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    I was thinkin' of givin' Stew-Mac's "Fretboard Finishing Oil" a whirl.

    ...after a good cleaning (of course :) ) with some Naphtha.

      :eek: NO SMOKING ! :eek:

    Can't wait to start futzin' with the "new" 270F. Like a
    `260F, but with a J-pup at the bridge. Wish it came in
    more colors than Death Metal Black and Exorcist Green :p