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  • #203

    greg
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    Guts rock! but for practical reasons i like my eurosonics on my gigging bass, I played steels for years so the tension is great, I find the tuning is very stable. if my drunk a** can beat them like I caught them breaking in to my house for a whole night with no problems and no maintenance, then rock on.

    #214

    mike sirman
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    I like steels myself so far but going to try out those superior wackers and see what they are like.

    like nekroman said on some forum, once you get to know your setup and strings well enough you can make it sound however you want. I like to believe that and one day hope to be good enough to accomplish that haha.

    #263

    Shawn White
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    I have a prototype set for Innovation’s Psycho Slaps (if that’s what they ultimately market them as) very satisfied with them, has every quality I’ve been after in a string. if ever I have money for a second bass though that would get all gut strings and get babied. I’m not fond of the gauges of D & G steels, and I’d rather not mix sets. I did however, hear a set of bumped spirocores that sounded really good on The Quakes current bassist’s bass.

    #273

    Robin
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    Using Global guts on D,G and Prestos (eurosonics) on E,A

    #279

    F
    Participant

    I use Velvet Garbos. I really like them for both pizz and slap. Enough tension for a good pizz tone, but also a nice slaptone. A sharp click and no ‘twanginess’

    #286

    Mattias Isaksen
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    I have tried Weedwackers which I liked alot. I’d still use them if that damn E string had any sound in it. Now I use silverslaps which sound great but my fingers don’t like them. Don’t know what to try next.

    /Inferno

    #298

    Shawn White
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    Only a few more weeks till the “Psycho Slaps” are available, I’d recommend those if you like the sound of the Silver Slaps

    #299

    mike sirman
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    [b]Mortem Vitae wrote:[/b]
    [quote]Only a few more weeks till the “Psycho Slaps” are available, I’d recommend those if you like the sound of the Silver Slaps[/quote]

    Ive been reading what everyone has been saying about them but are there any sound clips or videos of these in action yet?

    #328

    Victor Nystad
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    After extensive research I bought a set of Silver Slaps to replace the factory strings. I found the gauge a bit intimidating at first, these are big fat strings compared to steel, but I quickly became adjusted to them. Very playable – both slap and pizz, and the sound is nice and warm.

    Then after hearing Djordje’s bass on Havana Whispers’ Flammable album, I wanted to change to steel, and bought a set of Thomastik Superflexible Orchestra (I figured Solo’s would be too thin). I had them on for 3 days, and switched right back to my Silver Slaps and told myself I’d never change them again :laugh:

    But I must admit I’m curious about these Psycho Slaps rumors. What are they like compared to the Silver Slaps, in terms of gauge, tension, sound and looks?

    #359

    Miguel Mendiola
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    I use all weedwackers for my rockabilly bass, same set for about 5 years actually! My jazz bass is strung with Spirocore weichs, but I am seriously considering putting them on my rockabilly bass as well. They actually have a good slap tone, not as metallic sounding as I thought they would be.

    #361

    Shawn White
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    [b]Metalstorm wrote:[/b]
    [quote][b]Mortem Vitae wrote:[/b]
    [quote]Only a few more weeks till the “Psycho Slaps” are available, I’d recommend those if you like the sound of the Silver Slaps[/quote]

    Ive been reading what everyone has been saying about them but are there any sound clips or videos of these in action yet?[/quote]

    why yes…just me playing em acoustically, and not expertly by any means, but i’m still learning, forgive the fuck-ups.

    not able to post a link for some reason…go to you tube and search Innovation Strings Demo…you’ll find it

    #368

    Pier Paolo
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    I have two double basses, a laminate 4 / 4 with strings thomastick
    spirocore, other in solid 3/4 with Corelli strings.I tried the strings in kevlar but I feel fine not satisfy the note.
    sorry my bad english!! B)

    #370

    Simon Farrell
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    I use Rotosounds on two of my basses, Tomastik superflex on the other.
    Over the years I’ve had various different strings.

    Innovation Rockabillies are a decent compromise if you don’t want the tension of steel, but dislike the ‘flabby’ nature of weedwackers and such.

    I’ve had LaBella Supernils, and quite liked the tone and tension, but hated the high wound steel A and E strings, and found they tore chunks out of my right hand when played fast for long periods.

    #375

    Strahinja Petrovic
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    they sound pretty good. like that dark tone!

    #436

    Christine xxx
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    I play Rotos but yes there is the tension problem :unsure: im determined to keep those on. I played Superflexis earlier as well as Weedwackers. But i like the Rotos sound.. 🙂 im not sure what next but propably i will replace the A, maybe the E too… sometimes I just miss the Weedwackers easy slapping. I guess i just have to keep switching them back and forward… or get more basses.

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