Pressure wounds - light or medium?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by felixxx, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Hi guys
    After long time flats use I want to try pressure wounds. Which set would you recommend for G&L L2000, light (40-96) or medium (44-106)? Also, are Ken smith Compressors essentialy same strings?
  2. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Essentially the same - might even be the same strings (except for the B in 5 string sets). Go heavier if you want thumpier tone with deader sustain, and lightest if you want closer to brighter roundwound tone and sustain.

    Once they settle in they last a long time compared to roundwounds.
  3. Thanks. I think I would go for light ones.
    The only other question is would they sound very different than TI flats?
  4. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    Yes, very much. They sound like really mellow rounds. They don't have a lot of the TI flat characteristics.
  5. I use the lights on my short scale and medium lights on my 34 inch istruments. I am more comfortable with lights & medium lights.