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#21 TPJ

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:14 PM

View Postdaflewis, on 13 February 2012 - 05:17 PM, said:

Gosh - I'm surprised that the honeys are lighter than the Evah weichs - Though I've never played them, so what would I know! :D
I have played the standard Evahs though - just couldn't quite get on with the whole "stretchiness" thing....

That was on my bass Daf, and as you know all basses are different :)

The Velvet Animas that are living on it now are very close to the Honey's in tension and again, less than the Evah weichs, but this is just IME on my bass.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:52 AM

View PostTPJ, on 13 February 2012 - 07:14 PM, said:

That was on my bass Daf, and as you know all basses are different :)

oh man, tell me about it! :rolleyes:

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:54 PM

I thought the honey had more tension than evah weich, if honey are under tension, it would be really perfect for me !


I spoke to Paul King, who told me that the tension was too much for the slap with the honey, the solo was better.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:56 AM

View Posttiki613, on 14 February 2012 - 02:54 PM, said:

I thought the honey had more tension than evah weich

I think they have a similar feel but the honeys are slightly lower tension.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 05:46 PM

Hi everyone,
I was replying to a question about innovation this evening and realised that (as mentioned by tiki and used by paul king) I'd missed a string off my descriptions! An interesting one as well...
The braid solos
Primarily an orchestral solo set to be tuned a tone higher than normal; if tuned to concert pitch they have quite a gutty sound for a metal wound string, with a nice low tension which allows for slapping - though with (of course) a slightly metallic edge to the slap.
I'll get these descriptions pinned as soon as....
Cheers,
Daf :)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:57 AM

well my bass in now nicely set up & fitted with a set of Super Silvers which are great sounding strings giving just the sound i was wanting,they have decent tension too as i didn't want strings that were too floppy.
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