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Elixer Nano vs Rotosound 66 vs Chrome Flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bluesman2514, Oct 27, 2013.


  1. Bluesman2514

    Bluesman2514

    Jun 2, 2013
    I'm having trouble deciding which of these i like the most. I created a guitar/drum track and then I tried them all on my 2010 Am Std P bass and went direct into Garageband to create a sample of each that is cleanish and then one that is overdriven.

    I think I like the Daddario Chrome Flats the most for their thumpyness, but the others have awesome character as well.

    What do you guys think?

    I play 99% of the time with my fingers, and some slapping well. I'm also somewhat new to bass, but have played guitar for 20 years.

    I currently play through a Ampeg Micro-VR with the matching Cabs.

    Clean Flats


    Clean Elixers:


    Clean Rotosounds Swing Bass 66:


    Driven Flats:


    Driven Elixers:


    Driven Roto's:
     
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  2. The rotosounds. I like the way they 'snap'.

    But I'd suggest looking up some bass EQ tips. It sounds all scooped and gets buried in the mix a bit.
     
  3. Bluesman2514

    Bluesman2514

    Jun 2, 2013
    I left it mostly the way the garageband preset started, and just adjusted volume to match so I didn't change anything on each track to affect the strings tone
     
  4. I has a hard time hearing the bass to really tell the difference.
     
  5. Bluesman2514

    Bluesman2514

    Jun 2, 2013
    I'll try to push the bass up and repost later this week. Thanks guys-
     
  6. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

    Jul 26, 2010
    Normanton, UK
    playing bass since 2005
    I can hear the bass on 6 of those clips :) and when a bass is scooped, it doesn't bury it, it allows the low end and high end to cut through abit better without overpowering (from my experience)
     
  7. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

    Jul 26, 2010
    Normanton, UK
    playing bass since 2005
    Bluesman, I can hear the bass cleary :) the chromes seem to make the bass sit in the mix better than the rest :) and thats coming from someone who used to swear by elixir and currently using rotosound which I don't think I'll be using in the near future after hearing how better chromes sound :D
     
  8. Bluesman2514

    Bluesman2514

    Jun 2, 2013
    Thanks rob! I played with the band last night with the chromes on and I liked the low/low-mid thump a ton. The elixers and roto's both sound good too, but I think they sound better without the band. With the band I think I'm gonna stay with the chromes. Anyone else take a listen?
     

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