Thomastik-Infeld Acousticores

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by notduane, Dec 21, 2000.

  1. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Has anyone tried these strings?

    According to the ad, they're specifically designed for
    BG's with piezo pups. They have a nylon silk core and
    a phosphor-bronze alloy wrap.

    I saw a couple reviews. One - terrible, the other - raves,
    at the B.G.R.A (Bass Gear Review Archive).

    I'm gonna' get a set to try on my Rob Allen MB-2. soon as one of my credit cards stops smokin' from
    the Christmas buying and the spending, with the ho-ho-ho and
    the fa-la-la... :p
  2. Hey dude!

    I've sold lots of these strings, and although I haven't actually tried them myself, I've heard nothing but good reviews (some raving) from my customers about them. When I get the kahuna's to try and build an acoustic bass instead of solid body basses (I'm working on it), I'll try them too.

  3. SlapDaddy


    Mar 28, 2000
    Got any left?
  4. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    I've got them on my Renassaince bass, and they are amazing - the elastic feel takes a while to get used to, but the tone is stunning. They don't work with magnetic pickups or E-Bow though...


  5. I sold all of the 4 strings sets to one person, he bought all 11 sets I had. I have

    2 of the 5 string sets $41.00
    1 of the 6 string sets $47.00

    or best offer

    email me if you would like those
  6. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I (finally) got a set from...uh..."somewhere else" (Hi Herm! :D ).
    I had rush-ordered them and they were supposed to be here last Saturday.
    I think my "loving" Chow-dogs musta' skeered-off the mail-dude.
    I didn't know the US P.O. worked on New Year's...I got `em yesterday.

    Even un-wrappin' these things was a new experience. Normally,
    strings are wound-up in a circle. After undoing the circle a little,
    they'll "snap" straight. The Acousticores were, ", Ou-Kay" :p .
    Like undoing a shoelace.

    I took off the RS-88 tapewounds I had on my Rob Allen one-by-one
    and installed the Acousticores. I know there's a settling-in period
    while they stretch, but I couldn't help snickerin': I get the E on and up to pitch
    and by the time I start the A, the E's dropped a half-step or more :D .
    Reminded me of the Lucy-in-the-chocolate-factory episode.

    Steve (Lawson) was right ~ that "elastic" feel takes a while
    to get used to. One thing I noticed was how much "touch" is a factor.
    While installing/tuning, I was running through my B15-R fliptop.
    My normal (sorta' heavy) touch gave me a serious "bowwwowwrrr" on each note.
    It was like the chorus section of "La Sagrada Familia" off Michael Manring's "Book of Flame".
    [you can check out a sample at amazon or CDNOW, if you don't have the recording]
    I noticed that if I lightened-up a little, I could get a "normal" thud.
    But push it just a little and man-oh-man :D:D .

    I'm really happy with `em. These and the Rob Allen MB-2 are like soul-mates.
    Maybe `cause Rob is a Rick Turner disciple.

    Slapdaddy I'm guessin' you wanna' try `em on your Guild?
    I dunno'...if you're goin' for a serious fretless tone, OK.
    I did notice that "bowwwowwwrrr" diminish quite a bit when
    I plugged into my (all-tube) Pignose head and 2x10" cab.
    If you're running through a...:rolleyes: :p...solid-state, you may
    not get it at all unless you boost the bee-jeebers outta' the mids.
    Also, as light as they are (41-53-68-86), they still seem to project
    pretty well on their own. More TI "magic" ? :D

    DUH! :confused: It just occurred to me why they were so
    touchy through the fliptop vs. losin' the bow-wow-rrr through
    the Pignose. There's a gain AND a master on the fliptop and
    just a gain on the Pignose. I had the B15-R setup with the
    gain around 7.5 and the master at 3.5 :rolleyes: .

    [Edited by notduane on 01-04-2001 at 12:25 PM]
  7. Doh!
  8. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
  9. Ain't no thang - you've given a coupla good plugs for me, and I do appreciate it!