Monday, 09 May 2011
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Here's 2 samples Den T was nice enough to send. One MP3 is the Dingwall Voodoos and the other is the Payson Fanned Nickel Steel Strings. Den makes no apologies for his heavy handed biker style bass. Recorded in his living room with a Zoom H2…2000 Dingwall Z2 Voodoo .. Using a Genz Benz Shuttle 9 on a 12 cab. All tone controls on the Bass are set flat, until otherwise noted at the end of the clips. One thing I like in Den's recording approach is that he takes the time to get the actual bass guitar away from the mic eliminating extraneous clicking noises. He wrote a quick review, but I don't feel comfortable copy and pasting it publicly without his permission. Perhaps he'll chime in. Voodoos: http://www.soundclick.com/player/single ... D=10620545 Payson Fanned Nickel Steel: http://www.soundclick.com/player/single ... D=10620544
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Has anyone tried their Payson .130T-H B string tuned down yet?
10 years ago
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Yo Funk if you still have what I've sent so far.. please feel free to post up. The strings have been on about a month now and gigged regularly. I never care for out of the box... first 5 minute reviews... So here is what I can offer... first off the Payson strings are on a 5 string Voodoo Z2 which you know... 1) the strings hold tuning extremely well right off the bat and even when travelling. 2)There is much more fundamental and low/ low-mid enregy. With the tone ,on the bass, all set just a nudge above the detent and the amp (Eden wt800..dxlt210) at 9:30 on the volume it shakes the floor. Really got the band excited and the crowd just jumps. These strings drive the Bartolini pups much more than the SS strings. If I run up the Bass tone on the obp it starts to push the amp into overdrive. 3) The difference in the blend knob effect is way more pronounced than with the SS strings. Just a nudge off detent to bridge = great detail and Musicman - J type sound... a nudge to neck = huge P with great big bottom. This produces a great shift in dynamics in the set as we go from Country to Rock. The strings seem to ease in on tension with playing time. I am truly impressed as I have never seen a string make so much difference. No need to consider any more changes for me unless a nickel pressure wound.. "style" .. appears. Great work here Funk and Thanks for bringing Dingwall another step up the hill. CYA Denn
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So. Payson Fanned Nickel Steel Bass Strings short review. EXCELLENT! BRILLIANT!! FANTASTIC!! These strings offers full and rich color spectrum with lot of harmonics. One word: Musical. The energy of the every tone is incredible, but everything is precise balanced. B string is one heaven! Absolutely the best strings. (compared to La Bella, Voodoo, DR LMR-45, DR Black beauty) Funk, You are THE MAN!! Thank You!
9 years ago
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[quote:31qgp9hh]So. Payson Fanned Nickel Steel Bass Strings short review. EXCELLENT! BRILLIANT!! FANTASTIC!! These strings offers full and rich color spectrum with lot of harmonics. One word: Musical. The energy of the every tone is incredible, but everything is precise balanced. B string is one heaven! Absolutely the best strings. (compared to La Bella, Voodoo, DR LMR-45, DR Black beauty) Funk, You are THE MAN!! Thank You![/quote:31qgp9hh] I would agree 100%! just popped a set on my new combustion 5, i thought this thing could not sound any better, but these kicked it up a notch for sure...WOWSA Highly recommended!!! :mrgreen:
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Totally fell in love with these strings, low mids are just out of this world. Payson also did me a great deal as they are so expensive and hard to get in ireland Great strings great guy !! Thanks again D
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Or Lubianiker rawking his signature blade laiden Dingwall Z3 with Payson Fanned Nickel Steel strings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FkWYjrGKpI
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Just replaced the factory stainless steel strings with these. Pros: The tone is now warmer and richer, allowing for greater dynamic control. The strings no longer 'stick' to my fingers. Cons: The thicker gauge makes them quite hard work. Some of the liveliness that made the Dingwall standout in the first place has gone. So it's not quite the solution I was hoping for. Anyone have any other string recommendations? I read some mention of Thomastik/ Infeld alloys or something. What's the deal with them?
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[quote="Blondino":75ruv1sf]Just replaced the factory stainless steel strings with these. Pros: The tone is now warmer and richer, allowing for greater dynamic control. The strings no longer 'stick' to my fingers. Cons: The thicker gauge makes them quite hard work. Some of the liveliness that made the Dingwall standout in the first place has gone. So it's not quite the solution I was hoping for. Anyone have any other string recommendations? I read some mention of Thomastik/ Infeld alloys or something. What's the deal with them?[/quote:75ruv1sf] Did you tighten the trust rod to straighten the neck out slightly? Also, my strings were designed to have low action. I would try dropping the saddles a little bit to see if that helps. If you don't take these steps they can feel stiffer than they really are, as with any string.
8 years ago
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Also make sure you crimp the string over the saddles and nut with your thumbs so the string makes a crisp break angle over the saddle with no arc.
8 years ago
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Good point re: straightening neck. Will wait for it to settle a bit. Never thought of this crimping business. Thanks for the pointers!
8 years ago
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Are the Payson Nickels available in any other gauges? I tune everything up a semitone to C standard on my Combustion, and while I'm loving the way the strings sound, the tension is a little higher than I'd like. I too am letting things settle in, then I'll try bringing the action a little lower to see if I can compensate for that, but a lighter gauge set might be the ticket if they exist.
8 years ago
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Although the sound is marginal and there's minimal B string in this cut here's a set of ML Nickels on the old Voodoo. They're well broken-in at this point. http://youtu.be/AkWTGRwBkHI
8 years ago
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Very cool. It looks like a fun gig!
8 years ago
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[quote="lowphatbass":zsppdycl]Although the sound is marginal and there's minimal B string in this cut here's a set of ML Nickels on the old Voodoo. They're well broken-in at this point. http://youtu.be/AkWTGRwBkHI[/quote:zsppdycl] Very cool Lowphat. Tasteful, spacious, funky and with a small bass solo even. Thanks for taking the time to post this. I'd like to hear what you guys were fixing to blow into at the end too.
8 years ago
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[quote="Funkshwey":3dqjaie4][quote="lowphatbass":3dqjaie4]Although the sound is marginal and there's minimal B string in this cut here's a set of ML Nickels on the old Voodoo. They're well broken-in at this point. http://youtu.be/AkWTGRwBkHI[/quote:3dqjaie4] Very cool Lowphat. Tasteful, spacious, funky and with a small bass solo even. Thanks for taking the time to post this. I'd like to hear what you guys were fixing to blow into at the end too.[/quote:3dqjaie4] Hey Thanks F-shwey! If you really want to know.....here's that tune we were going into..[color=#FF0000:3dqjaie4]WARNING.[/color:3dqjaie4]..this is from the lost tapes files. Logistically playing in a cramped record store is pretty lame but you make the most of it. I think I was right in front of the "Gutter Punk" section and actually had a couple people leaning right across me while I was playing to browse the vinyl. http://youtu.be/rKjO8Cg6xC4
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Yeah, damn that was funky. The band's sound is kinda like the Brand New Heavies. [quote="lowphatbass":1jld34df][quote="Funkshwey":1jld34df][quote="lowphatbass":1jld34df]Although the sound is marginal and there's minimal B string in this cut here's a set of ML Nickels on the old Voodoo. They're well broken-in at this point. http://youtu.be/AkWTGRwBkHI[/quote:1jld34df] Very cool Lowphat. Tasteful, spacious, funky and with a small bass solo even. Thanks for taking the time to post this. I'd like to hear what you guys were fixing to blow into at the end too.[/quote:1jld34df] Hey Thanks F-shwey! If you really want to know.....here's that tune we were going into..[color=#FF0000:1jld34df]WARNING.[/color:1jld34df]..this is from the lost tapes files. Logistically playing in a cramped record store is pretty lame but you make the most of it. I think I was right in front of the "Gutter Punk" section and actually had a couple people leaning right across me while I was playing to browse the vinyl. http://youtu.be/rKjO8Cg6xC4[/quote:1jld34df]
8 years ago
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Nice groove!
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Nice solo, nice bass face :D and I like the record-store performance as well.
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