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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:
$25.58

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By Andy J.
Hollister, CA
This is a ground wound set.
November 8, 2019
This is a good set of flats. It does Motown and latin just fine.
ProsThe set works for most middle of the road music.
ConsG string has noticeable more of an treble edge than the other strings. The roughness of the set does wear off after a week of playing.
By ER
AA-CRM
May 31, 2011
I'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.
By Lars
Great strings!
December 7, 2009
I've been using Ken Smith bass strings frequently and on several different basses since early 90's and I regard them one of the best strings available. I really like the tone and clarity of the strings that lasts longer than most strings I've tried. I do recommend any bass player to try them out.

The compressors also come with the added feature that they are a bit kinder to the frets of your bass, which might be of big importance if you play vintage basses.

 

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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