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How are Halfwound strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FiveStringsNme, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. I was thinking of putting these D'Addario halfwounds on my fretless,and I was wondering, before spending money,what do you guys think of halfwounds?
  2. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    I've got some on my fretless.

    They're pretty sweet - they've got the edge of roundwound strings, but not the 'zingy' quality (which I don't like so much) - and they're pretty smooth under the fingers too.

    They sing quite nicely - they're not dead like flats.

    I'd recommend them.
    organworthyplayer337 likes this.
  3. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I tried out a set last Saturday on a friend's bass. I think they were Status half-wounds, although I'm not 100% sure. They certainly felt very smooth but sounded more zingy than flats - the only downside is that they were also a little bit stiffer, although not as much so as flatwounds often are.

    I think it would be worth giving the D'Addario's a try.

  4. thanks guys, the reason I wanted to know is because I have this bass I defretted, and I'm noticing slight wear on that really soft rosewood fretboard.

    You know, catch it while there's time.
    Anyways, I like the sound that flats have....but you can't do that much with them, plus the harmonics aren't as good....

    I'll tell you what I think when I get them...hopefully today.