Just put some D"Addario slowounds on the P..

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Octave Doctor, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. Just put some D"Addario slowounds on the P..

    Not sure I like them to be honest – they seem a little ‘bright’ and feel very tight - perhaps its because they are new? I know a couple of members swear by them... Dunno really.
  2. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    Just bought a set for my Spector, haven't put them on yet, waiting for the pick-ups to come to get the setup and upgrade done at the same time...let us know over time how things turn out...
  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    I swear by them. And I wouldnt use the term "bright" to describe them, but imo "warm" would be more fitting, especially on a P.

    What strings were you using before? I went from D'Addario XL's (which imo are very bright) to the Slowounds, and the warmer tone was instantly noticeable. Tightness wise I didnt notice a difference.

    Also, which Slowounds are you using? There are five choices. I use the SW2000's, which are .045, .065, .080, .100
  4. Do these strings have a compressed outer wrap like GHS Pressure Wounds? The D'Addario site doesn't really say, just talks up a lot of marketing fluff. Just picked up some Ken Smith Compressors (GHS private label stuff I have heard) and they are the bomb! Little less bright than regular rounds, but nice warm tone, not too thumpy, and have a great feel on the fingers. Not a bad 70's style slap tone, either.

    Are Slowounds similar in tone to DR Sunbeams if any of you guys have tried both? Thanks!

  5. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    Slowounds are nickel plated steel roundwounds...no compression winding at all. I find them very warm for a round wound string.
  6. Actually they are not too bad after a bit of breaking in – much better for fingering than pick which is where they seem to come into their own - but that’s just my opinion. They are also impressive if you like to hang out around the 13 – 17th where they produce a wonderful tonal clarity.

    I’m not too sure about the different colourations of the cotton wrap up at the tuners – very Grateful Dead. I do have reservations about wearing a tie-dye tee shirt – but I digress.
  7. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    Hmmmm...I don't hear the Slowounds as bright but if that is what your ears hear try DR Sunbeams. I find them Slowound-like but warmer.