Occasionally I would foolishly argue notes with him. Roundwound, half-round, flatwound, tapewound, etc. I buy 5 string sets, twin packs for the best cost ratio. Just sucks it costs so much to change often, so I keep them on for a couple three months. Stainless Steel - Popular with rock, metal and fusion players, these strings have a particularly bright tone with good resistance to corrosion.
So hope that all this information will help for somebody,will be happy to answer to any questions. The set is also of a light enough gauge to facilitate fast and melodic bass passages, though these strings will be a bit harder to play than light gauge strings. Also use flats on my fretless, but I have a custom fretless with epoxied fingerboard on order, which will have roundwounds installed. I buy them on line now. The wrapping is looser, so the string is under less tension. When it comes to a bright tone, bassists are referring to a sparkly, trebly, metallic, jangly, vibrant sound — one which works well for slapping and popping, as well as metal, rock and funk players. For more information about this process see.
The most notable of which is , a bonafide rock god known for being the bassist and primary lyricist of Black Sabbath. They have a great bass plus a much longer-lasting top end. Really take some abuse but manage to sound crisp for a long time. In general, we recommend going for a medium gauge string, as this will suit beginner fingers nicely. Another great string series offered by RotoSound that gains a lot of praise is their , which offers a warm and fat tone, perfect for jazz.
Then, depending on how much I play that bass, I change them roughly every 3 months or so. Roundwounds, on the other hand, typically have a similar structure with respect to materials. Before you throw your instrument out the window, allow for a few playing sessions to work the strings in as the tone will shift after being used consistently. I have been away from playing for quite a few years. It depends on how often you play and the conditions in which you store the bass, but a good rule of thumb is every 100 hours or three months whichever comes first. So really any advice that would apply to one will apply to the other. Color-coated - These strings have a polymer coating that is colored, often in bold colors like neon green, pink or red.
This means that this set is going to have a great combination of warmth, punch, and articulation; making it a great fit for most modern genres of music. What type of string do you use? Both are much easier on the fingers. What type of string do you use? All of this depends, of course, on a number of variables, primarily the amount of time you spend playing. Primarily because they sound like I want to sound, second because they really do last nearly forever without the tone changing, like at least a year with a gig a week and with the number of basses I have, some of them can sit for a while between gigs , and third so I only have to carry one set of spares. You can get a very nice vintage style tone by purposely selecting the front as in the neck pickup, rolling down the tone by half and using a flappy pick of whatever material is most comfortable for you to use.
I have Maxima flatwounds on the Rickenbacker,as they are the closest to original furnished by Rickenbacker in 1972. Easier to tune and slap, harder to bend and play for hours on end. When is it Time to Change Bass Strings? Very forgiving and low fret noise. The video would have been more realistic in showing the differences if both sets were like 1 month old. Early on, LaBella flat wound strings came in only one gauge and they were not marked as such. Being a guitar salesman, he noticed the need that some players had for thinner gauge strings.
We had a basic bass guitar. To boil strings, bring some water to a boil then throw your strings in for five minutes and turn off the heat. In my opinion, of course. . The mellow notes of the Flatwound and Tapewound strings are perfect for what I do.
I will put old strings on my backup jazz-bass, especially if the strings have not been used that much during their normal wear period. Thomastik-Infeld continues to supply distinguishing players with a variety of excellent quality strings, including flatwound bass strings, today. Who knows what will work out best, right? And the jury is still out on tapewounds. Wish you guys stocked them. They are soft to the touch easier on my fretboards and fingers as i change strings often they are cost effective also 2. Their steel strings were of much higher quality and more precisely made than the popular gut strings of the day. Stainless strings sound a bit harsh right away, but nickel string sound perfect right away in my experience.