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String-types differences?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DDXdesign, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    Okay, so I'm aware there are many types of bass strings, but all my life I've only used rounds.

    My experience with other types is limited, but I remember getting this fantastic tone in a shop once on a Mustang bass with tape-wound strings. So I'm getting tapewounds on my Wishnevsky just to fiddle around with them.

    I kinda want to change off the rounds, but don't know what type of strings I should choose, for my Schecter, based on sound - I want it to have a lot of presence but not so much attack and buzz. Some of that is my technique, sure, but what would flats or semirounds produce? I was playing something with flats at the same shop the other day and I'll have to go back to remind myself if i liked the sound or not.

    Bottom line: what are the tonal differences between all the strings out there??
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
  3. GOOD INFO.............. POST IT HERE!

  4. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Damn, nice find man...
  5. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I didn't find it, I wrote it! :p

  6. It says written by Flatwound......at the top of my post!

  7. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Treena, O Queen of Smilies, may I ask a question? How does one make those custom smilies? I see them here and there, but I don't know how it's done. :bassist:
  8. You go to the smile generator and it will walk you through with a tutorial on how to make smilies!


  9. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    The Mitten
    The Mods should put this out there at the top of the board. This would cover about 25% of the questions asked, great work Flatwound!
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