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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by icecycle66, Feb 4, 2013.
What are the dullest deadest sounding new strings out there?
No flats, I hate the way those feel.
If not flats, Pressurewounds maybe. Or half rounds.
Do tapes feel like flats? I've never used them.
They're both smooth to the touch. La Bella flats are the only I've ever liked cuz they're super smooth. Pressurewounds are fantastic. As smooth as roundwounds get. Really the best of both worlds between rounds and flats. Halfrounds always feel sticky to me. If you're looking for dull and dead but brand new, I think tapewounds are the winner.
GHS and Ernie Ball make the deadest strings I know of.
Thanks for the tapewound tip. I'll check it out.
Ernie Ball flats (which are identical to Chromes, btw) are very bright and clanky when new. GHS Precisions, on the other hand, are pretty mellow even right out of the pack.
If you want dead roundwounds GHS Boomers die pretty quickly. So do Ernie Ball nickels.
Fender Original Nickels are really warm sounding strings.
Out of the pack... Dunlop nickles.