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wolfgang
Junior
Username: wolfgang

Post Number: 11
Registered: 2-2012
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2012 - 6:13 am:   Edit Post

I need a very good advise for good strings on my Essence. Now using Elixir and the Sound is a impudence !
Thanks !
sonicus
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2484
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Friday, May 25, 2012 - 7:26 am:   Edit Post

Hello Wolfgang ,

I have a long scale 91 Essence that I have strung with Dean Markley Blue Steel strings. I have an an extra light set 40-95 number 2670. This is a not a nickel plated set. I like the sound that I get with these and am able to get nice finger vibrato due to the light gauge, she can sing !

Wolf
wolfgang
Junior
Username: wolfgang

Post Number: 12
Registered: 2-2012
Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 5:40 am:   Edit Post

Thanks for your advice. Why are the Elixir on the Essence so bad ! Have you an Idea ?
tbrannon
Senior Member
Username: tbrannon

Post Number: 1481
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 6:20 am:   Edit Post

I've always loved D'Addario Chromes and Sunbeams on my Alembics.

Maybe you just got a bad set of Elixirs?
keurosix
Senior Member
Username: keurosix

Post Number: 445
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 7:11 pm:   Edit Post

Wolfgang,
You should be able to use any string you like and are familiar with. The Alembic electronics will make any string sound better, even after they die. Is your Essence fretted or fretless?
Are you looking for a coated string, a Flat or a roundwound? Nickel, or stainless steel?
wolfgang
Junior
Username: wolfgang

Post Number: 13
Registered: 2-2012
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2012 - 9:25 am:   Edit Post

@keurosix: Im now using Dddario EXL220TP Nickel Round Wound(40-95) and a wonder the sound is okay ! Normaly Im using the Elixir on my Jazz Bass and on these the sound is okay an they last long. I Think the coated strings are not perfect for the electronic (lowohm) My essense ist fretted ! The second Problem is , that the neck is not stable by flucuations of the humidity ! Think its a disgrace for Alembic ! Im playing before Spector,Stingray and also Fender J-Bass and i never had this Problem !
keurosix
Senior Member
Username: keurosix

Post Number: 446
Registered: 10-2005
Posted on Friday, June 01, 2012 - 8:18 pm:   Edit Post

Guitars are made of wood. Wood absorbs moisture. New strings have different tension. The guitar will settle down after a little while. You should get used to adjusting the truss rods so that you will be in control, not the weather. My luthie said a long time ago, all guitars are happiest in their cases, not out in the room or out at a gig. If you can control the humidity in your home with air conditioning, leave the guitar in the case in the AC controlled room. You will see a better behaved guitar. For a fretted bass you can try any non-coated round wound string as long as your fingers can handle it. I like "Long necks" DR strings for my fretted 6 string Europa. These are stainless steel strings. They are very brite, and strong in the low end, and last a long time. Not sure if you can get them in your country. Rotosound is the original stst round wound string, but they eat frets and don't last as long as DR's. Try Alembic's string. It is a pressure-wound round wound and sounds great, and gentle on frets and fingers.
wolfgang
Junior
Username: wolfgang

Post Number: 14
Registered: 2-2012
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2012 - 4:39 am:   Edit Post

@keurosix: Thank you for your advice. Ill try the Drs or the Dean markley next !

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