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D'Addario Electric Bass Half Round Pure Nickel Soft Long 6-String, .030 - .130, ENR71-6

D'Addario Electric Bass Half Round Pure Nickel Soft Long 6-String, .030 - .130, ENR71-6
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
ENR71-6
SKU:
DAD_ENR71-6
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$33.74
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D'Addario Electric Bass Half Round Pure Nickel Soft Long 6-String, .030 - .130, ENR71-65Dave LopezDecember 22, 2009First of all, I am delighted that a manufacturer is even making these in a 6 string configuration. I recently got into fretless with a 7-string Conklin B.D. Groove Tools bass that was converted to fretless. It had flatwounds on it, which were quiet and smooth as glass to play, and the tone was deep full, yet lacked the brightness of my fretted basses. When I put these half-rounds on I was amazed. I would say about 85-90% of the brightness came back giving me that 'edge' I want when I need it. And, they kept string noise to a minimum. Not as silent as flats, but quiet enough and unnoticable in an ensemble setting with plenty of smoothness and 'mwa'. For the high F on the 7 string I used a D'Addario Electric Bass Plain Steel XL .020, XLB020p, works just fine. The half-rounds work great as a cross between flats and rounds on fretless basses. They really do deliver what D'Addario says they will deliver.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st C

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound

.030

 

2nd G

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound

.045

 

3rd D

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound

.065

 

4th A

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound

.080

 

5th E

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound

.100

 

6th B

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound

.130

 



 

"In 1976 D'Addario developed the Half Roundâ grinding process, which made available the "third kind of string." Each Half Roundâ string starts as an oversized precision round wound string and is centerless ground to a smooth, precise final diameter. With a tone between their round wound and flat wound peers, D'Addario Half Roundsâ offer the advantages of a smooth exterior string (reducing finger noise and fret wear) while maintaining some of the brightness of a round wound string."

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