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#1 daflewis

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:31 AM

Well,
The survey is finally ready! It's taken a fair bit longer that i thought, but i think it will be worthwhile! I'd really appreciate your opinions.

The questions are about what setup(s) you currently use and what you like/would like from a string, and there's a chance to add any comments at the end... dangerous.... :)

If there's anything that's not clear, please let me know.

I've also been allocated 5 sets of Innovation strings to give away as a thank you for filling in the survey (the type of your choice) so I'll do five draws over the following months.

Thankyou so much in advance!

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By the way, if you have any (other!) problems or you think anything isn't clear or something is missing, please let me know. Ta.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:43 AM

link doesn't work on my Mac
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:48 AM

View PostClarky, on Sep 4 2011, 11:43 AM, said:

link doesn't work on my Mac

Nor my PC. Keen to do this survey though!

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:50 AM

Nor does it work for me

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:50 AM

Ah, bugger! I'll take a look...Ta.

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#6 daflewis

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:58 AM

Right... Think it's sorted now, thanks for that guys - not a great start! :)

I wrote it on a Mac, but it's web based (google docs) so should be fine for everyone now...

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:15 PM

Done. Very comprehensive form.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:29 AM

View Postgeoffbassist, on Sep 4 2011, 10:15 PM, said:

Done. Very comprehensive form.
Cheers Geoff

Thanks Geoff,
But not too long or complicated I hope? I tried to keep it simple...

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:23 AM

Another one completed.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 09:49 AM

View PostBeer of the Bass, on Sep 5 2011, 10:23 AM, said:

Another one completed.
Cheers,
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Great! thanks Martin - and thanks to everyone else who's completed it so far!

I'll put up a summary of the best bits when I've got a bit more info if everyone's interested....

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:24 AM

Done... although I'm already a fan of Innovation... I think they are getting it right.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 10:30 AM

Done as well.

I agree with Jake too. I like their strings.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:19 PM

Thanks guys, hopefully the changes and additions will all be steps in the right direction! :)

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:34 PM

Does my trial survey count or will I have to re-do it?
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:33 PM

View PostMr Bassman, on Sep 5 2011, 03:34 PM, said:

Does my trial survey count or will I have to re-do it?

Hi Keith,
I've got your responses from when you helped me test it so no need to re-do.. and thanks again for that!

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#16 daflewis

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:07 AM

Bump! :)

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 09:36 AM

Done :)
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:02 AM

Done!

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:25 PM

Hi Daf

Just found this post great idea....... oh and I've filled in the survey.

Cheers

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Posted 11 September 2011 - 06:34 PM

Done :)
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Posted 11 September 2011 - 11:22 PM

Once again thank you to everyone - up to about 30 responses so far and lots of great ideas and info - and please don't be afraid to make negative comments - they can often be the most important ones! :)

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 07:47 AM

View Postdaflewis, on Sep 12 2011, 12:22 AM, said:

Once again thank you to everyone - up to about 30 responses so far and lots of great ideas and info - and please don't be afraid to make negative comments - they can often be the most important ones! :)
I honestly couldn't think of any... I was trying for constructive criticism but found there wasn't any I could offer...
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 10:19 AM

View Postjakesbass, on Sep 12 2011, 08:47 AM, said:

I honestly couldn't think of any... I was trying for constructive criticism but found there wasn't any I could offer...

Of course, that's always nice to hear too... :)

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 12:10 PM

Done! :)
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Posted 12 September 2011 - 12:31 PM

...and another :-)





View Postjakesbass, on Sep 12 2011, 08:47 AM, said:

I honestly couldn't think of any... I was trying for constructive criticism but found there wasn't any I could offer...
Likewise. Possibly a slightly heavier set to try, but as an experiment rather than any real need. I became an endorsee for Innovation, but only well after choosing to use them for myself.
Good on you Daf, IMHO the only thing that Innovation/Picato lack is brand awareness; I believe Strings and Things, the parent company, are finally having more of a look at this.

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 11:45 PM

View Posthubrad, on Sep 12 2011, 01:31 PM, said:

IMHO the only thing that Innovation/Picato lack is brand awareness; I believe Strings and Things, the parent company, are finally having more of a look at this.

You're absolutely right - after all Picato make Overwater strings for example - so there is no question about the quality!

And as you say, it's is something that is being addressed by Strings and Things...

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Posted 01 October 2011 - 02:25 PM

i use inovation super silvers they sound great on my 37 kay

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 10:58 AM

Hi everyone!
Sorry i've been a little absent this last month - been on holiday, and since i got back i've had just the craziest few weeks!

Anyway I'm back now - and There have been 50 responses to the survey to date (thanks again to all!) so i'm going to do the first draw for a free set of innovation strings in the next few days - so if you'd like a chance to win, (and haven't already done so) just follow the link in my signature and fill in the survey - 50/1 is pretty good odds in the scheme of things!

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#29 daflewis

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:48 AM

Well, I did the draw for the first set of strings yesterday and the winner is Michael Glynn from New Mexico - a member over on Talkbass.
I'll do another draw in a couple of months - everyone who's already filled in the survey will be re-entered automatically - if you haven't filled it in yet and want a chance to win.... Well, you know the rest! :)
I've had 100 responses so far so just wanted to say a big thankyou once again to everybody!
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:28 AM

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