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  1. Thanks for all responses. They definitely don't feel sharp, and they are smooth to the touch. They just seem to have some sort of friction when sliding up and down the fretboard. Guess i could just be pushing down too hard but never had the same issue with rounds. Maybe they just feel different to what I'm used to and I need to give them some time to settle in. Will also try the rag tip. Cheers
  2. Hi all, Just slapped on a set of Chromes on a p bass. I like the tone but wow, they burn when you slide up/down the fretboard! I read these were smooth strings. Is this just me??
  3. Feedback for StefanoGregori - thanks!
  4. Excellent comms, delivery and strings exactly as described. Pleasure to deal with, top Basschatter!
  5. I gave up trying to clean strings. Didn't seem to do much for me. Also tried making sure my hands were clean before I played. Strings seem to last fine for practice but as soon as I sweat on them at a gig they lose that freshness. I have resorted to Elixirs (nickel) and they are actually pretty bright and stay that way. There is also a decent set of coated strings by Blacksmith. They aren't as bright as the Elixirs but are still fairly bright and have so far stayed that way four gigs in.
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  7. For sale is a set of Ernie Ball Regular Slinky coated strings (105,85,70,50). I thought I'd give them a go but not for me. Only used for a couple of rehearsals and some play at home. Bargain at £10 posted if you like these strings or just want to try them. Cut for a standard scale precision bass.
  8. Hi all, I've been looking at the Irig and thinking it's nothing more than a glorified headphone splitter. Am I wrong?? Has anyone used a headphone splitter to use the apps on iOS/Android?
  9. Thanks, I'm looking forward to trying them in a band setting but don't have a rehearsal for a while. Encouraging to hear they should keep their tone for a decent amount of time! [quote name='LayDownThaFunk' timestamp='1473534977' post='3131095'] Lose a touch more brightness after settling in but then keep that sound for quite a while. I prefer them to Elixirs - feel less plasticy. [/quote]
  10. Hi all, I have just put a set of exp165s on my P bass and I'm pretty impressed. I went for these cos I like the D'Addario xls but wanted something that keeps their 'fresh string' sound longer. I've only played them acoustically and through headphones but so far they sound great. Not as bright as a set of xls but I'm happy with the tone and will be pleased if they stay sounding this way for a long time. There's not a great deal of stuff written about these strings and I wondered if anyone could share their thoughts and experiences with them in terms of longevity? Cheers
  11. [quote name='D'AddarioUK' timestamp='1471350141' post='3112342'] +1 for coated strings. The equivalent EXP set to EXL165 is EXP165. You can also buy EXL165 in a twin pack (EXL165TP) which will be cheaper than buying single sets. [/quote] Hi, can you please tell me if it is ok to use string cleaning products on the coated exp strings? Thanks
  12. Thanks all for replies. I picked up some exps on Amazon last week. Will be a while before I string them up as I don't have a gig for some time and will save them until then.
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