Re: Elixir bass strings

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Posted by hmjuice on January 19, 2001 at 18:26:11:

In Reply to: Elixir bass strings posted by Mickster on January 17, 2001 at 12:18:02:

: Does anyone here use Elixir bass strings? I know they're supossed to
: be pretty good.(They better be @ $45.00 a set) It says that they have
: a polyweb coating. Does this make it a flatwound, or a new kind of
: roundwound? Also, has anyone tried Thomastik strings? I'm really just
: interested in flatwounds. Any report will be appreciated.

: Thanks,
: Mickster

I've used the Elixir strings on my fretless and they sound great. For my fretted basses I've been going back-n-forth with the Fodera and Ken Smith blacks. They seem to maintain their original sound longer than most of the others I've tried. The Ken Smith blacks have a very distinct low B that I have yet to find in any other string. While the Fodera (Victor Wooten Series) has a more hi-fi sound. Thats my 2cents. Good luck and keep it on the down low.


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