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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Thomguy, Oct 15, 2001.


  1. Thomguy

    Thomguy

    Oct 15, 2001
    New York, USA
    Hi all. Just wnated to check in and say HI to the forum. I'm new to this one but I already notice some familiar names from other forums. I'll mostly be hangin out in the string section as I am with Connolly & Co., the folks who import Thomastik-Infeld strings to the US. I'm always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding TI (and other) strings. I'll also post any new info on the Thom's as it becomes available. There's a few things in the works right now, more on that later...

    Best regards,
    Kevin Reynolds
    Connolly & Co.
    Exclusive Importers of Thomastik-Infeld Strings
    1-800-644-5268
    kevinr@connollyandco.com
     
  2. Welcome to Talkbass.

    [size=-2]I suspect your post may be in violation of forum rules as relates to posting of advertisements.[/size]
     
  3. Thomguy

    Thomguy

    Oct 15, 2001
    New York, USA
    XavierG: (and all those concerned)

    I understand that there are concerns when someone representing a company joins a forum. I promise that I am here to answer questions only. I am a member of several forums similar to this one and I do not use them to advertise or sell product. We are the importers of the strings to the US and do not sell them directly to players. I am prepared to help players with the tecnical aspects of strings in general, including ours. If I ever "cross the line" of player/service rep to salesman, please call me on it right away as I respect your right to have a non-commercial forum in which to recieve information. I am in not simply a shill for the product I represent (although I may be a little biased as tho my favorite strings :)
     
  4. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Thomguy (Kevin) Some comments...

    first off I see no spam and you declared your involvement with a maker/importer straight away etc so, respect. There are people here who own a business and remain objective. One who didnt got roasted gas mk9 very quickly. In fact I wish he would come back I need a laugh.

    Next up I am a self opinionated amateur that only uses Elite strings (English, Hurrah!!!!) and its good to get input from people who have experience in a certain area. Roger Sadowski has posted here once or twice.

    Last-please dont limit yourself to strings, if you are knowledgeable about other stuff please post. If you know absolutely nothing about anything then theres room for another in Off Topic.

    So welcome to the board and have fun.
     
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Welcome to Talkbass, Thomguy.

    We've had people with industry ties before and, for the most part, they get along fine. The one exception I can think of is one guy who shows up one in a while to tell people how good his company's product is. Even if he believes in what he's saying, it sounds hollow because that's all he does. I have yet to see him take the time to answer a question that doesn't have something to do with the product his company makes.

    You might want to ask Paul about your sig, though.
     
  6. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    Welcome aboard, mate!

    If you ever need someone to do product testing on some new strings feel free to give me a call. ;) Although as the importer, I don't know what you would have to do with that... oh well.
     
  7. Thomguy

    Thomguy

    Oct 15, 2001
    New York, USA
    Thanks guys! When and if I have some knowledge regarding other subjects, I'll be sure to post them. Although my status as a player is pretty much on the novice level, I do know what certain things happen when certain gear in the hands of more capable musicians so I'll be able to articulate some of this to players both at and beyond my skill level. Thanks again for the welcome!
     
  8. Kevin,

    It seems I gave you the wrong impression. As Big Wheel mentioned, we've had (have) people with industry ties on board and we recognize their contribution. My comment was in reference to your signature.

    Xavier
     
  9. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
  10. Thomguy

    Thomguy

    Oct 15, 2001
    New York, USA
    Xavier: I get it now, sorry for misunderstanding. I can see how it can be construed as an Ad. I only did it to show who I was and not to hide anything. Someone else suggested that I remove it as well. I think I will do so. I will use it when responding to someone who would seem to need proof of the goods, so to speak. Is that a better idea or should I eliminate it altogether?
     
  11. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    Hi Thomguy,

    I have seen other luthiers and the like who are members here with sigs that declare their occupation and link to their site, so I don't see anything wrong with your original sig really.

    It is good to see more industry-related members here - welcome. :)
     
  12. hi! i hope you will get comfy and answer some string Q&A for us!
     
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Hey, Thom:

    I know you want to let people know of your presence and how helpful you can be, but please don't double post again. I noticed you've presented your credentials in the "strings" forum too. Maybe it would be more fitting if I closed this thread.

    However, as this one has generated more replies...


    FYI (and for everyone else's I, for that matter), all members have the power to delete their own posts, so you can delete double posts (and threads started by you) if you so choose.
     
  14. Here we go... I'll ask a question...

    First off, i love Thomastik's, and think they make great guitar strings (i've never tried the bass strings). I currently am quite fond of the Thomastik George Benson Jazz strings (Round Wound, 12-53, with a Flat Wound G). I was wondering if there are any strings that are almost exactly the same, except that it has a wound G. Everything else about the strings i love, except that there's a slight imbalance in tone, and volume due to the FlatWound G. Are there any other packs that are simular, but with a wound G?
     
  15. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Welcome to TB :cool:

    Oh yeah check that cool cat smiley, you know hes struttin his stuff. :D
     
  16. BigBohn

    BigBohn

    Sep 29, 2001
    WPB, Florida
    yo, welcome, im a newbie here too. heehee:p
     
  17. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    welcome to Talk Bass, just obey the rules and regs and we'll all get along fine :D
     
  18. Thomguy

    Thomguy

    Oct 15, 2001
    New York, USA
    Muttluk: Thanks for you inquiry. The flatwound G in the Benson roundwound set is meant to be a "transition" string designed to produce even tone and harmonics from the trebles to the basses. Although I'm impressed that your ear is picking up such a subtle nuance ;-) I don't have the greatest solution. All of our roundwound nickel jazz sets have this transition G. An available option is to try the set with a plain G. If this seems do-able then I would suggest the Bebop series. The Bebops (BB112) go from 12-50 with a plain G. (The plain steel is actually a brass plated steel which gives you more playing time) The Bebop sets are made the same way as the Benson's and with the same materials. The only difference is the color of the silk windings. Many of the mail order/internet stores stock the singles so you can make a custom set. If you wanted the exact gauges as the GR112 then you'll need the trebles from the Bebop 12 set (BB112) and the basses from the Bebop 13's (BB113) This will give you the same gauges with an unwound G.

    I noticed this when we first made them for George and liked the "transition" string idea. Since I'm not a great jazz player, I don't have much practical experience with the flat G producing a tonal imbalance. I liked the outside-the-box thinking though. Let me know if you come up with a solution that's suitable for you or if any of my suggestions work for you. I hope this helps! Thanks again for your inquiry.
     
  19. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Welcome to TB. I would echo what someone mentioned earlier, and say that you shouldn't limit yourself to just the STRINGS forum. I look forward to hearing from you all over TB. (Of course, the fact that I never visit STRINGS, SETUP, BASSES, or AMPS may seem kind of hypocritical, eh?) :)