THUDDIEST steels?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Dutch Williams, Apr 19, 2021.


  1. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    synthetics can count too ...

    can someone help me here? what do you think in your personal experience(s)?

    Jargars?!?!?!

    Dutch
     
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  2. Agree with Jargars.
     
  3. abaguer

    abaguer

    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    Yes Jargars, they always felt good on my basses.
     
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  4. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    which gauge do you like?
     
  5. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    they appear to be the apex of steel thud ...
     
  6. abaguer

    abaguer

    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    Always liked the mediums. Mainly used for arco, but when amplified they were old school for pizz and had still had good note definition. Though never crazy for the E. Used spiro for E.
     
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  7. Ben Rolston

    Ben Rolston Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Do you mean all steel strings? Or does synthetic wrapped in steel count?
     
  8. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    wonder what dolces are like ... anyone have any experience with those? dolce vs regs
     
  9. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    that counts too
     
  10. I prefer the Dolces, they fell more supple than mediums.
    These strings are loaded with damping material, so they may feel somewhat stiff.
     
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  11. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    definitely. i heard the fortes are insanely stiff.
    are the dolce's wimpier in volume output? or vol. difference not noticeable vs. the regs? ...
     
  12. K. Powell

    K. Powell Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2014
    I've got the Dolces on a 7/8 plywood bass. They're soft under the hand and wimpy with lower action. I keep raising the action and like them pretty well. Very thumpy for sure, E and A are not spiros but they are nice for arco practice. I consider moving on to guts but they're cheap and stable so I'm going to use them a while longer.
     
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  13. Well, depends on your bass, but raising the action will help.
     
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  14. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    thats the thing ... the jargar price point is so nice ....
     
  15. nogbert

    nogbert

    Jul 18, 2010
    Denver, CO
    could also try helicore orchestras. very damped strings
     
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  16. +1 on Helicores being thuddy. I replaced those with old Spiro Ms on my Czech Flatback. Went from thuddy to zingy!
     
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  17. On my bass, Kaplans were thuddier than Helicores, but not as much as Jargars.
     
  18. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    love the orchestras ...
     
  19. Dutch Williams

    Dutch Williams Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2021
    apparently each kaplan string is covered with a different metal?
     
  20. Maybe, I don't know, sorry.
     
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