Point of Signature strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Jason Harris, Jul 8, 2017.


  1. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris

    Jan 17, 2017
    Does anyone use or find the use of signature strings?
    Steve Harris and Flea's sig sets aren't that to uncommon from much cheaper alternatives.
    Is this just for marketing or am I just missing something?
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    They are different from standard sets..

    There is a jazz bass 77 set with the same gauges as the Harris... But the Harris has extra polishing and feel much smoother than the standard 77...

    The flea boomers have a specially formulated E string different from what is in other boomer sets.


    Other signature sets may have a specific gauge combination different than what is found in standard sets.
     
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  3. This is not correct. According to @Jon Moody, there is nothing special about the Flea Signature set; they're identical to the regular 45-105 Boomers except the name on the package.
     
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    He may want to check the description on their product page...
     
  5. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris

    Jan 17, 2017
    The only difference it seems is something special on the E string but that's about it
     
  6. I did ask him about the E string. No, there is nothing special, period.
     
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  7. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    I believe the under winding is stainless and the outer is nickel plated steel, rather than just two nickel plated steel winding...

    DR fat beams used to have Marcus Millers picture on it. He left DR and the DR fat beams stayed the same but dropped in price as his face isn't on it anymore...
     
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  8. The funny thing about the Flea signature set is it's the Flea name that kept me from trying the Boomers till now. Talk about reverse marketing! ;):D
     
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  9. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Fodera Victor Wooten and Matthew Garrison sets used to be NPS on all layers while the regular sets used to be SS under and NPS outer... Now they are all NPS all layers and the signature strings are not available. (Same as standard sets now)
     
  10. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I need to try those Steve Harris strings!
     
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  11. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms

    @Jon Moody !!! What's the dealio, yo? As an avid GHS fan, I'm asking you to please weigh in.
     
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  12. Here's what Jon said in another thread a short while ago:

     
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  13. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Not sure how accurate he is on this one...

    I'll cut some strings apart and get then to reimburse me.
     
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  14. Jason Harris

    Jason Harris

    Jan 17, 2017
    Wow, that is interesting
     
  15. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    D'Addarrio still says their LongScale strings fit scale lengths of 36 7/8 inches... Has for years... I talked to them about it years ago, no change...
     
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  16. By the way, I am enjoying my test drive with the Boomers so far. It's my own signature balanced-tension set, 45-60-80-105. :thumbsup:
     
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  17. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    They used to have a set with those gauges. Not enough purchased to maintain the SKU
     
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  18. Their mistake was not to have my name on the package. :D:roflmao:
     
  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Point of Signature strings?

    $$$:bassist:
     
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  20. Speaking of signature sets, you deserve to have your name on every package of Dunlop SuperCrunchy Nickels the way you've been promoting them.
     
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