What rounds?

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What rounds?

Postby harleyyy » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:19 pm

TI Super Alloys and Dean Markley Blue Steels for me. What are you using?
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Postby Armybass » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:28 am

Well, since you asked....I am a string freak. I am currently using all of the following Rounds at any given time. All nickel too.


Lakland
Dr Lo Riders
Fodera
Roto Sound

mmmm, think that is all.
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Postby Dave W » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:29 pm

I use either Ernie Ball or D'addario nickel rounds. But thanks to Johnny Alien, I now have a set of Curt Mangan nickel rounds in the on deck circle. It's a relatively new company, Johnny says Curt Mangan was with D'addario for years.
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Postby nolabass » Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:12 am

Man, hard call. I like Lalands on my Laklands but have not settled on my Dark Star or other basses. TI flats on most my basses but rounds are a hit and miss thing. I think the bass will dictate the final choice. I tend to lean to Rotos, GHS and Xls. Mostly nickles.
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Postby jhp » Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:49 am

Hmm... I haven't settled into what really works yet. I play d'addario groundwounds on my active fretless, and I've been running steel rounds on my J to keep up the aggressive sound. It's strung with Flea sigs right now, which sounded amazing for about 10 hours. Next up is Warwick black label, I remember loving them last time I tried.
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Postby Trane Francks » Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:24 pm

So far, TI JR-344 Jazz Rounds on mine, although I have a set of Fender Nickle Rounds on my MIM Std Jazz and that thing has some serious balls with 'em. Generally, I like the very smooth feel of the 344s, but I'm starting to consider trying a slightly heavier set, assuming that they're as gentle on the fretless fingerboard as the JRs.
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Postby noahvale » Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:50 am

Rotosound nickels are all I use. I used to use TI Superalloys, but I have issues with the midrange sound on them.
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Postby Barklessdog » Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:56 pm

For my RD, which is really bright, I use Carvin round-wounds. They bring out the mids of the bass.

Roto's sounded like crap on it, sounding like tin, then they unraveled. crap strings

On my T bird & Thunderbird I like Ken smith round-wounds medium or light gauge.
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Postby Ken Baker » Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:05 pm

TI Powerbass on mine. Or TI Jazz Flats.

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Postby Johnny Alien » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:30 pm

Dave W wrote:I use either Ernie Ball or D'addario nickel rounds. But thanks to Johnny Alien, I now have a set of Curt Mangan nickel rounds in the on deck circle. It's a relatively new company, Johnny says Curt Mangan was with D'addario for years.


Curt was with Ernie Ball for years before starting his own company. I am a huge fan of these strings especially for the price. Are they still treating you well Dave??
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Postby Dave W » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:48 pm

So far, so good. I've only played them several hours so far (on my MusicMan SUB) but I like what I hear. Not a drastic difference, but my impression is that they have slightly beefier mids than the Ernie Ball without overdoing it. I can't stand over-prominent mids, I just like a good balance.
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Postby hmagman » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:00 pm

TI PowerBass, first choice these days.
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Postby doombass » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:01 pm

D'Addario nickels here. If I'm out on them and the local store too I settle with Ernie Ball nickels with Fenders as the third choice.
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Postby Dave W » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:36 pm

Now that I've had 'em on awhile, I definitely like the Curt Mangan nickel rounds better than EB Slinkys.
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Postby HornetAMX » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:16 pm

I like both DR Stainless LoRiders and Rotosound RS66 which have been a longtime favorite since 1979.
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