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Daddario EFX170 Flex Steels

String Set for E - Bass

  • Set of 4 strings
  • Very soft and flexible
  • Long Scale
  • Round Wound
  • Super bright tone
  • Gauges: 045 - 065-080 - 100

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String gauge 045 - 065 - 080 - 100
Material Steel
Scale Long Scale
Taperwound No
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Very positive surprise

Alexander185, 06.02.2015
As an ex Rotosound Swing Bass user, I've been moving on to the Daddario Pro Steel for a long time, as their pianosound is more durable. With others also much more expensive strings I could not start anything without Brilianz. Now I have tried the FlexSteel times, because on the Daddario website these are referred to as still brilianter than the Pro Steel.
When unpacking and developing I have the first impression they are somewhat stiffer than the ProSteel. This is also shown in the attached supplement. Where the ProSteel feels somewhat nonsensical, the FlexSteel are more defined, not stiff, but flexible and more controllable. After a bit of play is very pleasant. The roughness is comparable to Rotos or ProSteel.
Now to the sound, bass is an active JB. Only once again a surprise where I had expected more Brilianz are the FlexSteel compared to the Pro Steel is not more brilliant but clearly balanced. Where the Pro Steel sometimes very high-pitched are almost harsh, especially when they "ring" on the Fretts, this is much more pleasant with the Flexsteel. The sound is very balanced with very nice overtones significantly better mids and dry bass, than with the Pro Steel. If you like it you have to turn a little more heights, but these sound super-creamy.
No idea what the Daddario have done, but there is a difference like Kofferradio to high-tech system.
I will test these strings extensively on my other basses as well.
Times look like they are on my passive Ricky make.
I can only guess who would like to try something new, this sentence Flexsteel of Daddario times anesten.
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