Dodgy rythym and thick strings here...

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BY foal30
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Bg wrote:
Kev77 wrote:someone tell denche


and Conway...


I always thought they were the same person

Cheers for clearing that up :thumbup:
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BY Bg
#836562
Back to it...
Shimmed the neck slightly on mine, bit too much gap at top of fretboard. Enjoying both at the moment :D
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BY Bg
#836588
There are definite tonal differences but roundwound vs halfround, rosewood vs maple? Going to have to load up some recording gear and record something. I like the tone of both, but roundwounds always seem to have more snap on a p-bass, just I'm use to lovely smoothy flats now and the halfround are a good mix of both. By the time some of your skin and flesh is rubbed into them anyway ;)
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BY smallface
#836594
I've got rounds on the 71 P (rosewood board) and flats on the 77 P (maple board) which I may swap around in a couple of weeks.

The problem is that the rounds do sound so damn good on the 71. The flats give the 77 a lot of thump. (La Bella 0760M James Jamerson set). They are seriously heavy strings ( .052, .073, .095, .110) and the 77 neck is a tree trunk anyway.

Gotta have 2 P basses, one with flats, one with rounds Bg :-)
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BY Bg
#836598
That's where my thoughts are going :)
BY foal30
#836603
Bg wrote:There are definite tonal differences but roundwound vs halfround, rosewood vs maple? Going to have to load up some recording gear and record something. I like the tone of both, but roundwounds always seem to have more snap on a p-bass, just I'm use to lovely smoothy flats now and the halfround are a good mix of both. By the time some of your skin and flesh is rubbed into them anyway ;)



I may be in the minority but IME round/half/flat

Is more critical than rosewood/maple
BY foal30
#836604
Bg wrote:There are definite tonal differences but roundwound vs halfround, rosewood vs maple? Going to have to load up some recording gear and record something. I like the tone of both, but roundwounds always seem to have more snap on a p-bass, just I'm use to lovely smoothy flats now and the halfround are a good mix of both. By the time some of your skin and flesh is rubbed into them anyway ;)


Totally Halfwounds take a while to settle
They are not particularly popular
But I would of had one or more basses strung with them for the last 25 years
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BY Bg
#836608
I'm probably in the minority but I liked the half rounds after an hour or so. Maybe my skin is just so flaky that it filled the ridges quickly. They just felt so sticky to begin with, but now they feel like flats but with extra spank.

And the GC is Dave Smallface- and I'm currently looking after his roadworn p-bass. it is bloody nice but I'm still thinking I can get very close with some fine tuning. He's going to have to come around and give an honest evaluation of this, as I'm probably too invested into it now ;)
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BY Bg
#836609
Now where did I leave that sandpaper....
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BY smallface
#836616
I have a set of halfwounds on a fretless Fender Precision (which it being a fretless therefore makes it a Fender Inprecision). The strings still need to bed in for a while, but I find that it's taking me a lot longer to get used to them. The fingerboard is rosewood so I'm not sure I want rounds on that one.
BY foal30
#836635
Bg wrote:I'm probably in the minority but I liked the half rounds after an hour or so. Maybe my skin is just so flaky that it filled the ridges quickly. They just felt so sticky to begin with, but now they feel like flats but with extra spank.

And the GC is Dave Smallface- and I'm currently looking after his roadworn p-bass. it is bloody nice but I'm still thinking I can get very close with some fine tuning. He's going to have to come around and give an honest evaluation of this, as I'm probably too invested into it now ;)



Chromes (Daddario Flats) are IME "sticky" at first.
I can't remember the Half new feel from new..

Nice sharing Dave.. :thumbup:
BY foal30
#836636
smallface wrote:I have a set of halfwounds on a fretless Fender Precision (which it being a fretless therefore makes it a Fender Inprecision). The strings still need to bed in for a while, but I find that it's taking me a lot longer to get used to them. The fingerboard is rosewood so I'm not sure I want rounds on that one.


Can you post a photo of this Bass please? Is this the one with the neck you got from TM ?
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BY smallface
#836693
foal30 wrote:
smallface wrote:I have a set of halfwounds on a fretless Fender Precision (which it being a fretless therefore makes it a Fender Inprecision). The strings still need to bed in for a while, but I find that it's taking me a lot longer to get used to them. The fingerboard is rosewood so I'm not sure I want rounds on that one.


Can you post a photo of this Bass please? Is this the one with the neck you got from TM ?


It is indeed. Here's a piccy it's the one in the middle. The neck is a 74 The 2 fretted P basses are 71 (rosewood neck) & 77 (maple neck)

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BY Bg
#837068
With a bit more tweaking (oh-err missus) I'm now at the stage where I think its as nice to play as the fender road worn, and the tone is definitely comparable - though this is through Helix. A real amp may show differences.

In fact, my nut is nicer as there are no sharp edges ;) Looking forward to a Dave shootout!

And I doubt it will compare to his 71, but you never know!