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Ken Smith Electric Bass Compressor Nickel Iron Round Wound, .044 - .102, AA-CRM-L

Ken Smith Electric Bass Compressor Nickel Iron Round Wound, .044 - .102, AA-CRM-L
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67% Recommend this product (4 of 6 responses)
By Rob
Bass compressors
May 4, 2022
Great strings. Great sound and feel. 6 hour band practices and no pain or raw fingers.
Price Feel Sound Looks None
By Robbie N.
Baltimore, MD
Ken Smith Compressors:
October 20, 2021
I've been using compressed round-wound strings since the mid 90's and Ken Smith brand exclusively since the early 2000's. Quality has been consistent the entire time (changing 1-2 times a year) whether I buy them from my local dealer or on-line.
Performance has been exactly what I desire... both the sonic qualities (timbre of the nickel-iron alloy) as well as the physical properties (smooth feel of the compressed wrap) allow me to get all the tone I need for live gigs and recordings. They have performed as expected (e.g. great bass tone, reduced string noise, less fret wear, intonation stability) while allowing the individual character to come thru on a wide range of long-scale bass instruments (Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Epiphone). Suitable for any style (solid pick, felt pick, digit plucking, slap/pop) or genre (C&W, R&B, R&R, pop, progressive, jazz). Good assortment of gauges available. Purple silk wrap is a nice bonus! Only available in long-scale (34"); nearly impossible to find in local music stores; industry standard ordinary packaging. Images uploaded are of a used set showing the fret contact areas.
By Danny
New Jersey
Ken Smith Compressor Strings
November 12, 2019
Love these strings. I've been using them for years on a number of basses. Sound great right away and last quite long with great tone. Excellent price also!
By darnellbass
Excellent Strings
September 30, 2019
The perfect string for recording, and tough as nails. Great on a Series I.
By Brent
Best strings ever
December 7, 2013
Last a good bit longer than regular roundwounds, they are slightly smoother to the touch, and are great for bright playing styles without all the string noise. I love them and they have been my regular strings for about four years now.
By Don
Quality Strings
March 22, 2010
After initial install the 'voice' of each string was clear, smooth, and just bright enough to provide solid punctuation to the note played. After approx. 6 hours of playing time the brightness has 'faded' but is still decent. The strings are holding their intonation and sound good. My playing style does not include slap or extreme plucking force. Time will tell how much use I'll get before a need to re-string.






1st G

Compression Wound



2nd D

Compression Wound



3rd A

Compression Wound



4th E

Compression Wound




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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