Post Number: 8
|Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 11:08 am: |
I've just accquired my first ever Alembic (see "Premature Felicitations" thread on the introductions page, if you're curious) and would be very intersted to find out what kind of strings are fitted to it, as they suit the instrument very well.
They are visually very distinctive, as they each have a different colour winding on the top end and all have turquoise thread wound around the bottom end.
I'm sure that some of you out there will know what make and model these strings are just from that description, but here's a picture anyway:
Post Number: 665
|Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 12:00 pm: |
Those are D'Addario strings. I think I remember that they are called Slow Wound or something like that. I used those for a while too. Good strings. Now I am on a flatwound kick.
(Message edited by dela217 on May 24, 2006)
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 12:43 pm: |
Interesting, thanks Michael. If I can't find anything better, I'll come back to those.
By the way, what flatwounds have you tried? I tried a few out on my '62 reissue Precision and found that the LaBella "Deep Talkin" flats were by far the smoothest feeling and biggest sounding of the lot! Just my opinion mind!fender32
Post Number: 129
|Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 1:40 pm: |
Slowounds are no longer made.
I have a few sets that I picked up when they discontinued them.
Post Number: 666
|Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 2:30 pm: |
The flats I use are the D'Addario Chromes. Nice string and in my opinion much brighter sounding than the LaBella's. Other people refer to the Chromes as more of a "rock" string, but I use them for all types of music. I find they really cut through.
Post Number: 439
|Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 2:58 pm: |
I second the Chrome's. I use them on my fretless. I was really surprised how bright they could be yet I can still get plenty of MWAH.
Post Number: 77
|Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:53 am: |
I use DR for many years. Now I use Curt Mangan Nickel or Stainless Steel. Nice and punchy, they really cut through. Plus it is easy to get a sponsorship deal with them which will save you a ton of money. By buying direct, I currently pay less than $10 for 4 string sets and less than $12 for 5 string. If you spend more than $20 they will ship for free. Shipping is very fast. Just go to www.curtmangan.com and fill out the Become a Sponored Artist form.
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 10:11 am: |
LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass Stainless Steel flats are very bright... these aren't the same as the vintage style LaBella flats. They sound like round wounds but without the ringing treble. Great strings. Not as dull as Chromes.