Tuesday, 13 March 2007
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Are DW strings round or hex core? They look to be round. I love the way DW strings feel in the first couple of weeks, a real nice tension. Then they loose their tension but still have excellent tone. Have you experimented with hex or a slightly larger core Sheldon? I like to keep my action as low as possible, right under 3/32" B. On a new set I can really dig in w/out fret buzz. Anyone have any opinions on this?
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[quote="Funkshwey":3kd5fol3] Have you experimented with hex or a slightly larger core Sheldon? [/quote:3kd5fol3] I was probably the first (maybe the only, too) to order the Jonas Hellborg DR set (they are supposed to have a single wrap around the core, as to augment the fundamental and make it as loud as the first harmonic). The truth of the matter is that the particular set never made it to the market (wrote about it in talkbass). It was a 4str set (I even made enquiries if it would ever develop to a 5 str set!!!!). Now it is in the shelf for the time being. Anyway, maybe that could be another direction to look for in string design.(IMHO instead of loosing definition and growl with Flats, it could be a different option in roundwounds). Anyone has additional thoughts on the matter? I love that I can go from a whisper to a scream on my Dingwalls without buzz!!!
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[quote="Funkshwey":dl96kirj]Are DW strings round or hex core? They look to be round.[/quote:dl96kirj] :?: They look like hex cores to me. Mark
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They're hex core. We started with heavier cores, but the harmonics don't line up as nicely resulting in a subtle disonance.
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