Thomastik Round Wounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by S.fasciani, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. S.fasciani


    May 27, 2005
    Ive had a set of these on my p bass for a few week and they are actually a real cool round wound string if you can get used to the low tension. Very smooth deep low end and not too bright. Good definition in the mids as well.
    Has anyone had experience with these string? Ive heard they last long. is this true?
  2. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    This is the Jazz Rounds set? JR344?

    I had a set of those on a Bongo for a while. Super slinky and they sounded broken in right off the bat. Lots of lows and some nice mids.

    They lasted a long time for me because I don't really look for lots of high end.
  3. I was considering trying Jazz rounds on my Jazz bass.

    I use TI Jazz Flats on my P bass and love them but, for my
    Jazz bass, I don't think they would give me the tone I'm
    looking for. So I want to try these Jazz Rounds.

    I put them on my Christmas wish list. I'm pretty hard to shop
    for so I have to give my wife some suggestions.

  4. rockinrayduke

    rockinrayduke Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2007
    Henderson, NV
    The gauges are scary to look at but somehow they feel pretty natural under the fingers. Had some of these on a Casady and were awesome.
  5. trothwell


    Apr 9, 2008
    I tried a set of these a few days ago on my precision bass, and it just wasn't my cup of tea. I removed them and put them up for sale on eBay. Just sharing if anyone here might be interested.

    (I realize there's also a commerce aspect to this site, but so far I've mostly been a reading lurker, and wasn't sure if my sale would be taken seriously here...)
  6. MR PC

    MR PC

    Dec 1, 2007
    Too bad you cut the windings so short....I think it's best to leave as much as possible with the E and A to maximize the downward break angle for the E and A strings.....I'd be worried about string buzzing with windings that short. It might not happen, but you wouldn't know until you tried them on your bass.
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I have TI PowerBass on a couple of my basses. I love 'em. Odd gauges and slightly slinky, but great sound, especially at the bottom.
  8. trothwell


    Apr 9, 2008
    Thanks, MR PC! That was how I had learned to install strings, and thus far it has worked for me pretty well, but you're the second person to inform me of that now. I cancelled my eBay sale, will accept the loss, and will consider myself now better educated on installing strings (especially those I'm not sure I'll want to keep!).
  9. MR PC

    MR PC

    Dec 1, 2007
    No loss, just save 'em for that bass in your future with an angled head stock, or slightly shorter scale length (Rick, ect) :) I love having a stash of strings. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger in a set of the TI Jazz Rounds, loving the flats for 10+ years on several basses. I think the rounds will be the ticket for my old Jazz Bass, just for contrast.
  10. biobass


    Sep 16, 2007
    Princeton NJ area
    I love my Jazz Rounds on my '65 Jazz. I've probably had them on there for close to 4 years and feel no need to change them. As with the Acousticores, the Jazz Rounds are very touch sensitive; playing with a light touch people have asked me if they are flats, then I dig in and get all the round wound growl and zing. I have TI strings on most all of my basses.

  11. Can these be a magnetic alternative to Acousticores?
  12. Interesting. I was a SunBeams guy forever until I tried Ti Jazz Flats. I'm 'Hmmmm' -ing loudly right now.