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Pyramid Gold Pure Nickel Flat Wound Bass Short Scale, .040 - .100, 640

Pyramid Gold Pure Nickel Flat Wound Bass Short Scale, .040 - .100, 640
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By Scott
May 17, 2017
Pyramid Gold bass strings
I found the Pyramid Gold bass strings to be a real let down! Their tone is muddy on the E and A string making them almost impossible to get a clear note on. Their cost is very high and would be worth it only if they worked...they don't! Save your
money and purchase a nice set of LaBella (39-96) Beatle Bass strings for your bass. I did and I'll never consider Pyramid again.
By Captain Bob
November 26, 2015
PYR .040-.100 SS strings
I have to agree with another reviewer here that the PYR are unbalanced for the Hofner. The E typically lacks resonance on a Hofner. Hofner brand are Pyramids too. I'm surprised not find TI JF324H strings for sale here. They are superior on a German Hofner bass and are a much preferred balanced set.
By Hofner 500/63
July 17, 2015
Pyramid Strings
I've had my Hofner for years and have tried other strings. I love Pyramid and will continue to use them for as long as I own this bass. Big fan.
By Rosauro
May 27, 2015
Pyramid flat wound bass strings
Knowing that Paul use these strings I bought them but I did not like at all. I thought they were very uneven. The bass strings (E,A) to muddy and the higher strings( D,G) too metallic. Could not use it on my Hofner Beatles bass
By Francisco
July 13, 2011
Everything was right, I have the strings. I'll need more very soon.
Francisco da Cal
By Derek
June 17, 2011
Gibson eb3
Scale is right. But the balls to keep them on are too small.
By Michael
May 9, 2011
looooong time user
I've been using the Pyramid flats on my first Hofner for almost 20 years. I once strayed a bit and used another string and tried those for about a year..didn't do anything for me. So, I went back to the Pyramids....ahhh, that's much better.

I haven't had a bad string yet (I know every company has a dud every now and then). These strings will give you that ultra warm sound that you remember from a lot of the records from the 50-70's, even. I put them on my Dano Longhorn and they are bright enough that you can hear the note definition, but still retain that warm bass that we all know and love.

I'll never stray again for my Hofners...
By Henry Huff
January 24, 2011
Pyramid flat wounds
Put these on my '66 Guild Starfire and the tone was amazing, really made the old girl come alive.
By Phil Purdin
September 17, 2010
My Favorite Bass Strings
Paul McCartney used these so I thought they'd be worth a try. It doesn't get any better for my Hofner bass copy! It's the exact sound I want. However, these are flatwound so they won't appeal to everyone. It's more of a '60's sound.
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