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quick question about strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by adambass15, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. adambass15


    Jul 11, 2011
    i have recently bought ernie ball slinky string im not sure on the full name but there high gauged and i was just wondering is it normal to get a sort of metaly sound off these on a fender jazz
  2. Catbuster


    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    How aggressively do you play? Are they the 55-110 set? They are bright until they get broke in:
  3. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    Yes - perfectly normal. The technical term for the sound of new roundwound strings is "zingy". :D
  4. new strings usually sound metallic when fresh.
    i actually like that.
    over time, they will break in and lose the clanky tone.
    in most cases, the better strings retain the metallic sound longer than others.
  5. adambass15


    Jul 11, 2011
    yea there the 55-11 set
  6. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Ernie Balls are good choice when you want to accent growl and grind for a bass thats a little lacking in that imo.

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