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Posted by Mark Carlsen on March 29, 2001 at 07:14:16:
In Reply to: Re: Engehardt factory strings posted by Katie on March 28, 2001 at 21:20:55:
: : : Does anyone know what kind of strings come on the Engelhardt's direct from the factory (specifically the EC-1)?
: : : Thanks!
: : :I believe they are the low level Super-Sensitives[Red Silks on ball ends]the same strings most schools buy.They are also known as "The Barbed Wires" of the bass string world!
: Just have to stick up for supersensitive for a moment. The strings you are reffering to are Red Labels by Supersensitive. Theses are by far NOT the worst strings out there. I have played some showroom basses with factory strings (not supersensitive) that sounded like crap. Supersensitives are capable of producing a decent sound. Particurally if you are going to use the bass for multiple playing styles. Also, they settle in quickly. For my Jazz bass, I string it with Jazz med. Helicores but I pack a set of red labels when I travel in case I need a new string simply because my higher end strings couldn't settle in fast enough. For a begginers string theses are VERY good, and it is unfair to be spreading their bad name, especially when I know there are worse strings out there.
I beg to differ with you but these strings are hard to tune[have you ever watched these on a tuner]they are not supple enough for a beginer,we throw most of these away when a bass comes in[I run a Bass Shop]For $50 to 60 dollar range they are a waste of money.Supersenisitive makes great strings but these need to be reforulated,plus there are others out there that settle down fairly quickly.Just my 2 cents worth.
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