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Ken Smith Electric Bass Compressor Nickel Iron Round Wound, .044 - .105, AA-CRM

Ken Smith Electric Bass Compressor Nickel Iron Round Wound, .044 - .105, AA-CRM
Manufacturer:
Ken Smith
Manufacturer Part #:
AA-CRM
SKU:
KSB_AA-CRM
Price:
$23.28

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Product Reviews for Ken Smith Electric Bass Compressor Nickel Iron Round Wound, .044 - .105, AA-CRM

Ken Smith Electric Bass Compressor Nickel Iron Round Wound, .044 - .105, AA-CRM4ERMay 31, 2011I've never much liked "half-round" or "ground-wound" strings, but I was looking for something to warm up the tone of my fretless Stingray and the oval winding of these strings intrigued me, so I figured I'd try them. At first, they sounded just like rounds to me, but as they broke in, they got warmer sounding without losing any detail - just as advertised. The sound is a little scooped, with strong bass and detail and not a big midrange push. It's a little early to tell still, but I'm pretty happy with them so far. The feel is fairly but not overly smooth - a little more like rounds than flats to me - and the tension is a little more than I'd like. I'll probably try one gauge down next time. All in all, they seem like pretty nice strings, especially if you're looking for a mellower sound than rounds without going all-out for flats.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st G

Compression Wound

.044

 

2nd D

Compression Wound

.062

 

3rd A

Compression Wound

.082

 

4th E

Compression Wound

.105

 



 

Compressor Bass Series

A Nickel-Iron alloy Round Wound. The outer winding is compressed to an oval shape just before being wound on the string. The sound is crisp and brilliant with a smoother than round wound feel.

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