NBD... Help me chose some round wounds..

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Re: NBD... Help me chose some round wounds..

Post by drbass » 09 Oct 2018, 08:40

vin-tone wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 07:08
narcdor wrote:
08 Oct 2018, 16:55
I suspect you'll be happy with pure blues, as drbass mentioned they are a great all rounder rounder (pun intended). Feel very nice to play as well, quite supple but not floppy.

Second to that I'd vote for pure nickels, Fender or otherwise, coming from flats. It's less of a jump. The SSII had stainless on it and was super bright for comparison. There's always the tone knob too!
I actually didn't mind the brightness of those.

So where's the best place to get get Pure Blues? Cant find them locally and the cheapest OS shipping I've found is $25US. Amazon was $47 just for the shipping 8/
I have a couple of sets I don't urgently need (0.040 - .120) and I'd be happy to send you one for $40 plus shipping, or if you're down in Melbourne in the near future we can just do a hand-over.

I used to get mine from bassstringsonline (which have now closed down). Talkbass have an online shop selling strings, and interestingly enough I had an email earlier this week from Bestbassgear letting me know that they do strings now as well.

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Michael
- Merlin “Kermit” 6 multi, Merlin Gaia 6 fretless, Merlin Rockmachine 5, Merlin NT5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
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Re: NBD... Help me chose some round wounds..

Post by vin-tone » 09 Oct 2018, 08:58

Sounds awesome. Will PM you
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Re: NBD... Help me chose some round wounds..

Post by narcdor » 09 Oct 2018, 09:11

:drinkingbuddies:
Strings: Fender, Custom, Framus, Warwick
Knobs: Mesa, MarkBass
Cones: Baer
Patch: TC Electronic, Aguilar

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Re: NBD... Help me chose some round wounds..

Post by NotTheFish » 09 Oct 2018, 13:17

drbass wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 08:40
I used to get mine from bassstringsonline (which have now closed down).
The website still looks to be operational ? https://www.bassstringsonline.com/

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Re: NBD... Help me chose some round wounds..

Post by drbass » 09 Oct 2018, 13:50

NotTheFish wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 13:17
drbass wrote:
09 Oct 2018, 08:40
I used to get mine from bassstringsonline (which have now closed down).
The website still looks to be operational ? https://www.bassstringsonline.com/
AFAIK (and there was a long thread on Talkbass about it) Jason is not in business any more, just selling off stock. Have a look around the site, for most items you click on it'll say something like "there is no listing for this item" (or something like that).

Regards,
Michael
- Merlin “Kermit” 6 multi, Merlin Gaia 6 fretless, Merlin Rockmachine 5, Merlin NT5, Manta 5, Manta 5 YOLO, ("Red Baron" 5), Q 5, (Sandberg Classic S2-5), (Thumb-4)
- Genzler Magellan 800, 2 Genzler BA12-3

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Re: NBD... Help me chose some round wounds..

Post by PilbaraBass » 09 Oct 2018, 17:06

Oh wow! a Roscoe Beck... you lucky ducky!

I love Fodera SS rounds, but not all of my basses love them ... but the ones that do!!! My 5-string Jazz especially likes these.

And you know what?... the Fender SS rounds aren't half-bad, either...
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Re: NBD... Help me chose some round wounds..

Post by DeadlyErnest » 09 Oct 2018, 22:25

No love for the Super Alloys here? My goto string now. Last a lot longer than nickel.
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