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Fodera Compression Wound SS Strings 45 - 130

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by gfab333, Nov 11, 2002.


  1. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I put a set of these on the F Bass about 5 days ago and did a gig with them on Saturday night. This set has a noticably firmer string tension, more so than many other brands that I tried. The tone was great. No problem nailing the Marcus Miller slap tone or the Alain Caron hi-fi tone. Great definition and punchiness. No flabby mushy tone from this set.

    I previously had the F strung with a set of DRs, SS Hi Beams, I think. Also, used previously used GHS super steels, Ken Smith, Laklands, etc. I have to reiterate that the string tension was noticably stiffer/firmer. It caused a slight neck bow which required a truss rod adjustment in order to keep my neck close to zero relief, the way I like it. A friend of mine suggested that the stiffer string tension may be due to the compression winding process, or perhaps the use of a thicker core. Anybody else got a comment on these?

    At $30, they're slightly cheaper than the DRs.
     
  2. Deep

    Deep

    May 8, 2002
    NY
    Well, the DR's are also compression wound but they are more flexible (round core). And the Hi-beams and the Sunbeams both have the round core as does the Fodera's. I'm pretty sure Fodera uses a bit thicker core wire.
     
  3. I normally use nothing else, gfab. I have a set of MTDs on my FBB right now, 45-135, and they're quite thin-sounding by comparison.
     
  4. I'm a recent convert to Fodera strings. I've used the medium light sets and now the light. They have truly remarkable tone and the light set's 120 low B actually has a very focused sound. Y'all buy 'em so the price'll go down ok? (I play a 6 stringer.)
     
  5. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I just strung my fodera up with Victor Wooten signature strings a week ago, still sounds fresh as hell, they are incredibly crisp and bright. I like them.
     
  6. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    11 years later, any new thoughts? Thinking about getting the heavy 50-110 set.
     
  7. JustForSport

    JustForSport

    Nov 17, 2011
    Really like the Fodera's I've tried- Lots of tone.
    They're all round core, nickel and s/s.
    But the Fodera's outer wrap is compressed side-to-side,
    where-as I think DR's outer wrap is compressed from outside-to-inside (90' from Fodera's).
    Fodera's feel smoother than some other s/s or nickel round wound strings because the outer wind's tops are closer together, therefore less 'course',
    And DR's are eliptical (flatter) on the outside, feeling smoother, also.