Official Nordstrand Acinonyx Cat bass club

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  1. Morrighan

    Morrighan La Contessa Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Isle of Everywhere
    Tried Brite Flats, or Pressurewounds? GHS short scale fits the cat perfectly.
     
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  2. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I can't play rounds anymore, the roughness sets off my nerve damage, flats are okey dokey with me, although a second one with cobalts would be cool, the tapes I just love on this
     
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  3. Xad

    Xad

    Sep 23, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    I generally prefer flats and tapes, and will eventually put a set on the cat, but the TI Jazz rounds are very nice on this bass!
     
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  4. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Did their short scale fit well then? I have Jazz rounds on my darkstar bass and they feel fine, don't give me problems. I'd be CRUSHED to get a second cat
     
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  5. Xad

    Xad

    Sep 23, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    I posted a pic several pages back that shows how they fit.

    Official Nordstrand Acinonyx Cat bass club

    They’re not a perfect fit, but work fine anyway. I also have them on a fretless Birdsong. Same situation with the E string, but no resulting issues on either bass.
     
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  6. Morrighan

    Morrighan La Contessa Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Isle of Everywhere
    I find Dunlop flats are super nice with a couple months on them. Not quite enough to keep on that bass, and reinstalled the old La Bella Low Tension Flats. Steady as she goes with the Balanced Nickels here on the cat, and they're the first rounds I've played in a couple years. Break-in on the BNs has been great.
     
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  7. redstrand

    redstrand

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    You'd think I'd pay attention to a post I liked :woot:
     
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  8. Flat Wound Fuzz

    Flat Wound Fuzz

    Feb 21, 2021
    Is the tension of the strings noticeable between the Dunlop’s and the low tension La Bella’s?
     
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  9. Morrighan

    Morrighan La Contessa Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Isle of Everywhere
    I found the two to be pretty close, and made no adjustments to the truss rod installing, and later, reinstalling both. OTH the Dunlop is marginally stiffer under my fingers. Have played neither TIs nor Chromes, so can't comment on real world differences between the Dunlops and LTFs and those.
     
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  10. Well, they are now officially sold out until fall. The email from Nordstrand said: "Currently Sold Out, next shipment to arrive in the fall."

    Now I just gotta be patient until Mo gets mine set up. Yeah, right. My predictive model says I should get my shipping notice on June 15. Haven't gotten any new data since @LowWay got his on 5/26, so I'm now convinced my model is wrong and I won't see it until July-ish. I've got GAS!
     
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  11. klaatu

    klaatu

    Feb 12, 2010
    Southbridge MA
    Well, I would think that there are some who have ordered the Cat that aren't on TB so we may not know the actual order numbers that are up to date. Maybe your model isn't that far off since it looks like they have been shipping about 200 orders per month if I recall some of your posts reflecting that amount.
     
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  12. Yep, you are correct on all points. I am just anxious. My (woefully inadequate) model still has time on it, I'm just really eager. My model says that they ship about 226 per 30-day month. So you are right on with your guess.
     
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  13. LowWay

    LowWay It’s got 4 strings ‘cause they’re bigger! Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    W Mass
    MIM at the tail end of my first recording project with it if you want to update the model. ;)
     
  14. LowWay

    LowWay It’s got 4 strings ‘cause they’re bigger! Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    W Mass
    your model predicted mine perfectly to the day!
     
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  15. SoniaMara

    SoniaMara Commercial User

    Oct 19, 2016
    Nordstrand Pickups
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  16. Morrighan

    Morrighan La Contessa Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Isle of Everywhere
    So awesome to see :drool:
     
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  17. Oh. My. My dreams are about to come true. (and Mo appears to be working overtime....)
     
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  18. Morrighan

    Morrighan La Contessa Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    Isle of Everywhere
    Mo deserves a medal :thumbsup:
     
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  19. SoniaMara

    SoniaMara Commercial User

    Oct 19, 2016
    Nordstrand Pickups
    please don't spoil mo.
     
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  20. Woo Hoo! Shipping notice has been received! Order #6330! A few days earlier than my model predicted. If I'm gonna be wrong, that's the best way.
     
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