Author Topic: chromes on my epic, yay or nay?  (Read 385 times)

tbrannon

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Re: chromes on my epic, yay or nay?
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2018, 08:00:03 AM »
I love Chromes on alembics.  Probably my favorite string on any active bass.  I also like DR sunbeams, which are a groundwound. 

drewphishes

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Re: chromes on my epic, yay or nay?
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2018, 04:54:45 PM »
So in case anyone was wondering. Got the chromes in and slapped them on the epic to see if I liked the tone. And altho I do like it, I surprisingly dont like it as much as the rounds.  The epic lost its growl, with the chromes. W the rounds I can eq and get close to a flats sound when I drop the treble but with the flats even w the treble up it just didnt have the same growl and meanness to it.

No biggy put the rounds back on and all good. I have a p bass w flats on it if I ever need that yone so alls well that ends well

jwright9

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Re: chromes on my epic, yay or nay?
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2018, 05:21:22 PM »
I just put some Optima Gold Roundwounds on one of my basses and I absolutely love them.
Might be my favorite strings I have ever used.

Here is a pretty good video demonstrating them on a P style bass.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwh5VOMVva4

About $65 for a 4 string set but worth it in my opinion.


slawie

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Re: chromes on my epic, yay or nay?
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 08:37:12 PM »
I use D'Addario flat wound chromes on my 5 string and I have yet to find something better.
It is all about personal taste however I do play in several cover bands and have been omplimented
on the versatility of my bass and the spectrum of tones it brings to the broad range of tunes we play.

I can get that dull thud of '60s R&B to bright '80s slap sounds.

Individual results may vary!

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keith_h

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Re: chromes on my epic, yay or nay?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2018, 09:50:15 AM »
Ground round wounds are in between the two and just might be the ticket. 

edwin

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Re: chromes on my epic, yay or nay?
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2018, 03:22:48 PM »
I also like DR sunbeams, which are a groundwound. 

Are you sure about that? I thought they were just nickel rounds on a round core. Love 'em, in any case!

tbrannon

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Re: chromes on my epic, yay or nay?
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2018, 04:33:13 PM »
I also like DR sunbeams, which are a groundwound. 

Are you sure about that? I thought they were just nickel rounds on a round core. Love 'em, in any case!
I'm wrong pretty often.... i thought they were groundwounds, but its quite possible they aren't.   Either way, like you, I love em!