Saturday, 18 June 2011
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I'm moving on to the 3rd model which I've been testing for over a week now. All sets will have different colored ball ends so you can identify easily. Purple for SS, Brass for Nickel (Red on the next batch) and Green for the flats. It is very cool to able to lay 3 full sets of used strings in a group and not get them mixed up during R&D. Here's my opinion of the 2 different sets of Payson Fanned string sets: The Payson Fanned Nickel Steel strings have some of the highest harmonic content I've heard from a string all without loss of low mid punch or bass. They almost have a 3D sonic quality to them. Very full spectrum without any harsh upper mids. I'm biased towards these strings. The PFSS strings are more relatively scooped sounding compared to the PFNS strings. After installing these the neck maintained the same relief but they have a more springier feel. They feel like they have less tension but since the TR didn't need adjusting after 2.5 weeks that says they do maintain the same physical tension on the neck. Interesting to note. After 2-3 days I really started to like these after playing the Nickels for 2 months. Dingwall players going from SS to SS will not notice the slightly scooped sound as much, or at all perhaps. You'll probably just need a slight tightening of the TR before you start using the Payson sets as they are a slightly heavier gauge. My basses have very little relief in the neck, maybe .010 on the Stew Mac gauge, and action just under 3/32" on the B getting gradually lower on the G at about 2/32". Basically as low as any particular bass will let me go without choking fret buzz. The .130T-H (plain white envelope with silver ball end) has the tension and fundamental of a .135T, so it should be used accordingly. It should mesh well also with the PFSS set even though it's nickel steel. Double bass players routinely mix alloys in their sets so don't be hesitant to try it with the PFSS set too. The flats have caught me by surprise, big time. They sound so cool slightly overdriven through my Genz-Benz SL900/LDS156 tweeterless cab. I thought they were going to be dead, too much tension and thumpy. It's just not the case with this formula of fully tapered flats. We nailed it the 1st time. With the flats I prefer the series setting with the MII/FD3 combo. My bridge has got some nice mojo starting as this bass has seen about 8-10 years worth of string changes over the last year. As with the PFNS and PFSS the tension has remained the same as the flats on the neck. No TR adjustment needed. Here's a teaser pic.
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Ooh I'm so intrigued with the nickels and the flats :) Quite possible that they would complement the C2 pretty nicely.
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[quote="Bocete":xldz1tz5]Ooh I'm so intrigued with the nickels and the flats :) Quite possible that they would complement the C2 pretty nicely.[/quote:xldz1tz5] The flats would sound huge on the C2.
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I'm taking pre-orders on these in the Dingwall Gear for Sale section. [color=#00FF00:ihwvlx53]http://dingwallguitars.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1995&p=20911#p20911[/color:ihwvlx53]
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