I’m gonna try a set of Fodera nickels.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rockbobmel, Jun 15, 2020.

  1. I just bought some SIT nickels For my SRX 700 and they sound good but I think I ordered lights by mistake. They are real zingers and have some chorus effect. They don’t seem to calm down.
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  2. e-flat

    e-flat Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Washington State
    The Fodera Nickels are great NPS strings. They’re often compared to DR Sunbeams, but with a little more tension. Enjoy!
  3. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    See PM
  4. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    IMO Fodera Nickels are awesome. I’ve only tried one set, but I was impressed with their tone and lifespan.
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  5. uwrossl

    uwrossl Blues/Soul/Rock N Roll Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    This was my exact experience. Fodera nickels were my go to string for many years. Used them on a J and loved the sound and feel of them. Used Sunbeams for a bit as well during that time and found them very interchangeable in terms of tone but the Sunbeams were noticeably more flexible.
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  6. I have had the Fodera nickels on the Ibanez for a while now. They still sound beautifully clear and warm. Haven't gigged them yet. The SRX700 is a neck through with alnico pups. I installed an Audere 2 band to replace the stock pre. The sustain is for days and these strings sound wonderful all over the neck. They remind me of Zon Ultra nickels that I had on my FBass a long time ago. I think the Zons had a smaller diameter wrap wire.
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