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S I T

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Gregory Bruce Campbell, Mar 6, 2003.


  1. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    Now I have owned two nine string basses for a couple of years, I play it exclusively and I play it a lot!

    In my area of the country there is not a lot of selection at the retailers so I have used in the past what is made available by the companies who focus on marketing rather than high quality strings...

    Getting into the 9 string basses forced me to seek out strings that work for the instrument...

    This last week I strung my fretted 9 with a customized batch of singles from SIT... I let the bass sit for a few days before adjusting the truss rod...

    now for the miracle...

    I had to do two + turns with my truss rod wrench...

    The point, these things are much tighter tension string than other brands I have used on the 9...

    Many bass builders who are trying to solve problems by building 35" basses, etc., maybe the answer is not in scale length ... it could be in your strings!

    I suggest doing an experiment!

    For those of you seeking a "TIGHT low B" you should just try SIT strings.

    The tension on these things is NUTS!

    And depending on whether you like steel, nickel, dead, bright, flats, rounds ... whatever... They can meet the needs from what I can tell...

    Man, if you only knew!

    I am not a SIT endorsee nor an employee...

    In fact to add validity to this thread I'll tell you that i am a dean markley artist... probably not for long due to this thread ;)

    I just wanted to share this experience because I think that people don't consider the variables very often ... you might be looking for a tighter B and trade your beloved bass because of it, when possibly trying a different brand or style strings may be the answer! No matter who the mfg. Is...

    String tension seems to be a mysteriously overlooked variable in the world of great basses!
     
  2. I have heard really good things about SIT, but I've never played 'em...

    from the low end,


    Stew
     
  3. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    First: Bozeman? 9 strings? Do you jam with a cat named August? if so, Tell him James says hey!


    Ok, SIT!
    Brian from http://www.thelowend.net turned me on to SIT strings last year. The flats actually have lesser tension then the DR Hi beams I was strung with prior to going to flats. Real solid B on my 34" scale Hamer 5. I requested my new Benavente 51 be strung with them too.

    I've heard SIT actually makes the strings for a lot of other brands
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    are these strings the same gauge as the dean markleys you're using, greg?
     
  5. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    Small world, yes i play in many groups with August!!!

    I will tell him hello from you!
     
  6. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    No they are considerably different... i will get you the gauges if you are interested...

    My F# is the same gauge as the F# you just recieved...
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Cool, He's a great player!!! Tell him to head on back to Jersey... I need a guitarist ;)
     
  8. Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Gregory Bruce Campbell

    Apr 14, 2002
    Helena, MT U.S.A 59602
    BEE basses, Morley pedals
    With all that said, why would i suggest that he leave me?

    He's my favorite guitarist around!

    Why don't you just move here and we'll share him! :D
     
  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Maybe someday :cool:
     
  10. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i'm guessing the gauges of the strings are bigger than your old gauges.

    you know, markley will put together custom gauge sets for you, if you want.