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Red Innovation RAB?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Francois Blais, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. Hi.
    Just seen this on Bob G's site:

    Its written:
    Anyone knows in what way they are different from the originals?

    I know they were working on a new core material, so maybe these are the first sets using it?

  2. Just the color. I know a few guys using them, and that's the report I got.
  3. They haven't worked on a new core, they needed to get a new supplier for the core. And current strings are made with this new core (except the Honeys which still have their old core).
  4. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    Actually, Christopher (who tried a set for a few months on his gigging bass) reported that the strings were slightly different in feel (he switched from Silver Slaps/SuperSilvers) - the G is actually quite nice. I think he said the gauge was a little thicker, maybe a bit more like the Psycho Slaps, but I'll have to ask him when he gets back (he's on tour in NZ right now).
  5. News on these strings from Christopher, Mark?
  6. cdavisshannon


    Jun 11, 2014
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    employee Gollihur Music
    Francois, I didn't find them any different from the original Rockabillys aside from the G, and was told by innovation that the G string was the only one different since they couldn't get the color right with the original wrap. I dug the G a lot, it had a great gut like attack to the front of the note. I probably would have stuck with them if they were not red...and a bit lighter tension. A great Pizz string but I have too many slap gigs for them to be the right fit currently. Back on to the Goldenslaps.
    Mark Gollihur and HateyMcAmp like this.
  7. Thanks Christopher!
    How would describe the difference between the black G and the red G please?
    The color is kind of a turnoff for me though...
  8. cdavisshannon


    Jun 11, 2014
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    employee Gollihur Music
    It's hard to describe but I would say the difference to me is the more stark articulation at the front of the note that the Red one has. The color was a turn off for me too, and I generally like odd stuff.