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SIT Bass Silencers on a fretless

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    SIT puts out a string that is called Bass Silencers. They have a roundwound core, but the final wrap is done in reverse. Here's what they say:

    "The process of Inverse String Winding compresses the outermost part of the cover wrap leaving the internal structure of the string intact. Exclusive to S.I.T., this design produces a silky feel which is easier on your fingers and frets, but explodes with a round wound sound! Perfect for fretless basses"

    Would this give roundwound mwah with flatwound feel? Has anybody tried these on a fretless?
  2. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    They're what I use on my Pedulla Buzz and I love them! However, they're nothing like a flatwound - they feel a bit like a roundwound. They're just less harsh than a typical roundwound.

  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Would they do damage to a rosewood fretless fretboard like roundwounds?
  4. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Nope. I use them as well.
  5. RunngDog


    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    Any idea of the winding length on these?