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Somebody tell me about Kerly Kue strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by tehuti, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. tehuti


    Jan 27, 2006
    I'm a newbie who just bought my first bass the other day. I have played guitar for years and usually use D'Addarrio but the guy I bought my bass from recommended Kerly Kue strings which apparently were all the rage at NAMM.

    No one seems to have heard of them. I figured I'd give it a shot and see if I like them, but I'm just curious if anyone here has used them before.

  2. rpatter

    rpatter Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2004
    Round Rock, TX
    I've been using them for a couple of months now and I really like them. They are nickel strings. Because of the cold-firing process they're treated with, they feel a lot smoother than a traditional roundwound. In the two months I've had them on my bass the sound has absolutely not changed at all. When I first put them on, my initial impression was "Wow, these sound like broken in strings". The B string is tighter and more focused sounding than anything I've used so far. I especially notice it when recording. Notes on my B string just somehow seem 'clearer'. My only caveat would be that they are a bit of a dark sounding string. If you like a lot of snap on the top end, this is not the string for you.


    P.S. I forgot to mention longevity. When I was using D'Addarios, I changed my strings every 5 or 6 weeks. It's been at least 2 months with the Kerly Kues and they are showing no sign of getting tired.
  3. tehuti


    Jan 27, 2006
    :meh: I ended up taking the Kerly Kues back and exchanged them for Rotosounds. It turns out that in my excitement to get my new bass I neglected to ask what gauge strings were on my bass. It came with mediums (45-105) but the guy sold me light gauge strings. Since they don't carry the medium Kerlys I took the Rotosounds instead. Maybe I'll try them next time.

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