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Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by mellassie, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Only had the E string on for about an hour, I think the tension is too low for me. The other three strings are unused. I'd like to get 150.00 for them, they cost 215 at LNR .
  2. new2jazz04


    Dec 18, 2004
    Sent you a PM message. Thanks.
  3. Jeremy Allen

    Jeremy Allen Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    This is maybe the wrong place to post this, but your thread sparked the idea:

    It takes a long time for a bass to settle into having low tension strings, it seems. When I bought a set of Velvets, I recall the company warning that it would take like several weeks or something before the strings and the bass would become accustomed to each other, depending on what kind of strings were on before. In the first day, I detested them utterly for their floppiness and low volume. By the end of two weeks, they felt completely different and my bass sounded huge and fantastic with them on. So maybe they deserve more than an hour to show their true colors!

    Course, once the true colors come out, you may hate them anyway. I loved the sound, but they really got in the way more than they helped, it seemed. Tom Warrington described them as "just not being there when you need them--you go to play, and they aren't there!" I noticed the same thing, so I gave them six months and put the spiros back on and haven't looked back since.
  4. deirdre


    May 19, 2004
    Did you sell these? If not, I'm interested.
  5. Bijoux


    Aug 13, 2001
    what color are these strings? are they kind of a copper color?