Get the most out of your bass! ProSteels are made from a specialized stainless steel alloy that delivers harmonically rich, brilliant high-end and deep, focused bottom. These strings excel at deliveri... Read More
Get the most out of your bass! ProSteels are made from a specialized stainless steel alloy that delivers harmonically rich, brilliant high-end and deep, focused bottom. These strings excel at delivering the ringing piano-like tone that many bass players crave. Each wrap is precisely wound onto a hex core using D'Addario's exclusive computer-controlled machines, which monitor and control wrap speed and tension with extreme precision. The result is a set of strings with precise intonation and unparalleled consistency gig after gig.
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I'm a big fan of that genuine trebly bass sound achieved by people like John Entwistle, Flea, Geddy Lee, etc. and these strings definitely do the trick. They don't really emulate any certain player's sound, but you can get all kinds of tone out of these things. The low ends are still great despite the ultra-brightness of the strings, and the high-end fingerpick tones and slap tones are unmatched because of said brightness. These strings are great for all genres...even playing these with a pick would sound great and raw, and most modern punk bass players tend to suck. Must-have strings for any player. (I recommend playing them on a Fender Jazz. Maybe even a MM Stingray.)
I'd been looking for my "dream" set of strings for years, and never quite coming across them until I had tried D'addario's ProSteel line. I was looking for a piano-like "chime" without sacrificing the low-end of my basses, and these were exactly what I'd been looking for. Not nearly as rough on your fingers as other stainless steel strings yet just enough to help toughen up your calluses, these are the perfect balance between super-slick coated strings and some of the earlier steel strings made that are still on the market. The .105 E-string is also great for downtuning to D while still maintaining a solid string tension and tone - D-tuner users look no further for your choice of string. If you're looking for strings that'll help you cut through the mix whether live or in the studio, help with finding the perfect slapping or tapping sound and yet still sounds like a *bass*, look no further. That they last longer than all the steel strings I've tried in my playing career is a extra bonus - it's always nice to put off changing strings. Just wipe them down, and you'll be set for months. Nothing else gets placed on my fretted basses than D'addario ProSteels.
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