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Warwick stainless steel EMP's...bright?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DavidEdenAria, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    So I have this set of 4 Warwick EMP coated stainless roundwounds in .045 thru .105.

    Are these a fairly bright string overall?

    My few bass playing buddies have never used Warwick strings but say they must be very good quality?

    Not seeing a lot of reviews on these.:rollno:
  2. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
  3. Woodguest


    Jan 20, 2014
    I heared, that warwick strings aren't good, but it's best to try them yourself.
  4. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    I got two sets with my Custom Shop fretless (one on the bass and one extra). I wouldn't call them a bright string; the coating really muffles the sound. Used the one set on the bass for two months and then put an uncoated set on instead. I might still have the extra set somewhere.
  5. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    More of a flatwound tone?
  6. adamaarts


    Apr 19, 2001
    Corona, CA
    Beta tester Source Audio, demos/reviews of many others
    They sound similar to the Black Label's which are Stainless Steel strings. Its kind of hard to describe the tone and its been a while since I had them, just try them out and tell us how they sound!!
  7. Pablo Cavallo

    Pablo Cavallo

    Oct 9, 2012
    No way near flatwound..
    But for Stainless Steel strings, they are closer to a smoother~darker nickel tone, without the added mid enhancement of nickel strings. I agree with Moody, the coating seems to take off the typical stainless steel "ZING" and muffle them a little, which to my ears is a good thing.
    Although they retain the feeling and stiffness of stainless stell IMHO.

    I am trying them for the 1st time with my new Warwick.. and although they sound good, not as good to justify how much they damage my fretless board or their scratchy feel (which also translates a lot during fretless vibrato).

    Probably switching back to DR Sunbeams or nickel Lo-Riders soon.