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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Sixty Grit, Jun 7, 2017.
Any body have any experience with pyramid short scale flats. Are they worth the extra money?
Only you can decide if they're worth the extra money.
I understand your point, I am just a cheap SOB!
what bass are you putting them on and what sound are you going for?
Sorry, forgot to post that. Hofner Ignition. Beatles sound. Have used D'addario chromes on other guitars and liked them but EVERYONE says gotta put LaBellas or Pyramids on to get the sound.
yeah if you're going for paul get the pyramids, its what came stock on Hofners. you might be able to find a used set in the classifieds, they come up time to time.
You can use whatever flats you want for that sound.
I use the Pyramid flats on my J-Bass and will never take them off. To me, they are a key ingredient in getting that traditional Hofner sound.
Hofner violin bass sound = Pyramid Gold flats.
they are worth it, in particular due to some facts:
the outer wrapping is made of nickel, not steel, which changes the sound a lot.
the gauge is very balanced, 40-55-70-100, and works great with short scale basses.
they are some of the most "intonate" strings out there, and with basses like the Hofner, with that bridge, it's useful.
they saved a Danelectro Longhorn I had years ago, which wouldn't be intonate (the E string with the Chromes was an F at the 12th fret, even with the bridge all back.
you have to consider that the sound is different from the Chromes: the E and A string are very thumpy, with zero sustain, and the D and G are very bright when new. after a while they all become "thumpy" in the same way.
mellow and thumpy.
They are what I play. Love them.
I wonder about that because they call them "chrome nickel." I wonder if they're a nickel alloy and not pure nickel. Does anyone know definitively?
They are pure nickel. It's just translation error they are German. There are grammar and syntax and other translation errors in the packaging as well.