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anathematized_one 06-09-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Necromancer (Post 1330410)
Thats my fault, I forgot to mention I'm a bass player, if that makes any difference. But I do use Finger Ease on 6 and 12 string acoustics and electric guitars as well.
I guess what might work for one, doesn't always do the same for another. :)

Its like, I'm addicted to it in a small way or something. I just hate the extra drag I get from my (Bass) strings dry, without straying them down first (Let strings, fretboard dry a little) before playing. I sometimes spray the back of the neck also. I will admit, it takes a little more time and effort into the cleaning of the guitar itself using Finger Ease.

And for the same reason I use Elixirs on acoustics, they have a coating over the strings that supposedly, add life and better action to the strings, and I like the full and bright ring I get with Elixir strings on the acoustic too.

That is why I use Martin phosphor-bronze on acoustic, they have a wamer tone. Same with FireWire on electric—warmer and thicker.

I play bass too, GHS is what I use there but, I haven't really tried others (many of the others I have come across are like $40).

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Necromancer 06-09-2013 11:16 PM

Used GHS Boomers Medium Lights with certain particular Basses Ive owned before.

Ive been wanting to try the new Dunlop Heavy Core Bass Strings, they should be great when tuning down for Metal. Low B for example.

source: Bassplayer: Dunlop Heavy Core Bass Strings now shipping

anathematized_one 06-10-2013 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Necromancer (Post 1330461)
Used GHS Boomers Medium Lights with certain particular Basses Ive owned before.

Ive been wanting to try the new Dunlop Heavy Core Bass Strings, they should be great when tuning down for Metal. Low B for example.

source: Bassplayer: Dunlop Heavy Core Bass Strings now shipping

Totally irrelevant, but if you play guitar... well I use Jim Dunlop nylon picks and they have these new ones out with this like pimp-heavy grip. I mean it's like sand paper or a cat's tongue, that pick is going nowhere. Just, throwing that out there for anyone who uses those.

Anyway, I use standard sized bass strings, whatever gauge rating those are.

On a more related note I went to the Ernie Ball site, their tone universe (Ernie Ball | Tone Universe) and their "warmest" string still sounds bright and twangy as hell. Also the brightest is no brighter than the second brightest and they're significantly further apart on the scale.

Then I decided to look at their artists and the vast majority of them are all people who are all ancient as hell or have a fondness of wanking ballad-type solos (with like the cock-rocking motion with the guitar in the crotch type thing). Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Slash. Coincidentally, I consider half of them (particularly Page and Slash) to be way overrated (that's not saying they aren't good, just stupidly overrated).

Unfortunately, FireWire has tanked I think; it looks like some generic music companies bought their back stock of strings but the site is gone and everything else. They were a really small company and now I hate that I'm going to have to find a new electric string with that warmth.

Here's the sound of them after being 1 year old; no finger ease, normal proper cleaning; first direct input clean then direct input through Amplitube III; all of it on bridge pickup with the tone knob turned fairly high on the treble end, if you'll excuse my quick, off-the-top-of-my-head noodle and no editing.
https://soundcloud.com/anathematized_one/firewire

oldgeezer 06-10-2013 05:07 AM

I always liked ernies. But of course there must be other good if not better ones out there
sometimes strings last ages other times. break fairly soon. unpredictable I think

Necromancer 06-10-2013 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by anathematized_one (Post 1330463)
Totally irrelevant

By that, do you mean that my comment was totally irrelevant?

Another know it all adolescent. Jesus God...

anathematized_one 06-10-2013 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Necromancer (Post 1330665)
By that, do you mean that my comment was totally irrelevant?

Another know it all adolescent. Jesus God...

No, I meant my talking about JD nylon picks was irrelevant.

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Necromancer 06-10-2013 03:51 PM

OK, sorry.

FRED HALE SR. 06-10-2013 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Necromancer (Post 1330728)
OK, sorry.

Jumping the gun Lonnie. :wave: I have always used Billy Sheehan Rotosounds on my bass. GHS is a decent brand but I get my preferred sound from rotosounds. 19.95 is affordable and they're good quality. 43-110 is my preferred gauge also.

Necromancer 06-10-2013 04:32 PM

Yeah...I'm a grumpy old fucker today. :mad:

I'm ready for a verbal confrontation.

So, what is it you were talking about Fred?

FRED HALE SR. 06-10-2013 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Necromancer (Post 1330755)
Yeah...I'm a grumpy old fucker today. :mad:

I'm ready for a verbal confrontation.

So, what is it you were talking about Fred?

Bout my rotosounds, then never let me down. Eh I wouldn't let it get to you man, lifes too short for verbal confrontation.


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