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Strings that sound like broken-in rounds but last a while that way?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Hamlet7768, Apr 1, 2013.


  1. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Can't really sum up what I want in the title, so I'll explain. I like the zing that rounds have, but more than that I like the sound they get after the zing's gone, but they don't sound dead. They sound full, but a more midrangey full, I guess.

    Anyway, I dislike having to buy lots of strings, so I was wondering, what's a string brand that has a sound kind of like these broken-in rounds, and keeps it for a long time?

    I've looked at GHS Brite Flats (I have GHS Bassic rounds on right now), Fender 9050 Steel Flats, and a bit at D'Addario Chromes. Am I on the right track?

    Sorry if it seems like I'm looking for something that doesn't exist; I'm a bit tired, but I originally had this idea when I wasn't tired.
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Coated strings. That's pretty much what they do.
     
  3. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Yeah try Elixirs.
     
  4. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    Elixirs don't sound broken in.

    Try a set of Dunlop nickel strings. They break in fast and last a good while, in my experience.
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Others do.
     
  6. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    yes
     
  7. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    Holy crap, I did not even know these existed. Thanks!
     
  8. Stone Soup

    Stone Soup

    Dec 3, 2012
    Before you spend extra on coated strings, try the Dunlops. Bass Strings Online sells them pretty cheap.
     
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    GHS Pressurewounds. That's what they are designed to do, because they ARE basically worn rounds.

    Can't say I agree with going with a coated string. They are still roundwounds. Elixirs basically sound like rounds, because they are.

    My Elixir Coated Steels (Warwick Streamer Jazzman):
    http://chuckamuck.com/guitars/elco/grn.mp3
     
  10. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    To be fair, having the zing of the rounds for longer would be cool too, but I didn't think that was possible without spending lots of money.

    I'll check out the Pressurewounds, thanks!
     
  11. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    I'll look into it; thanks!
     
  12. exidor

    exidor

    Jul 10, 2011
    Detroit,MI
    +1
     

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