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E - Bass String Set

  • 24 Carat gold plated
  • Gauges: 045-065 - 080-105
  • Round Wound
  • Scale: Long scale
  • Made in Germany
String gauge 045 - 065 - 080 - 105
Material Gold
Scale Long Scale
Taperwound No
Item number 178528
£39
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Bermu 07.07.2018
Very good look feeld and sound
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Extremely stiff and uncomfortable. Weird dull (dark AND thin) tone.
TrEr 10.06.2020
I love the Optima flatwounds so I wanted to test these Gold roundwounds too. Unfortunately I was massively disappointed.

Two things:

-These strings are the stiffest and most uncomfortable roundwounds I've ever played. The feel like AT LEAST 50-100 even though they're just regular 45-105. They also have a very rough surface out of the box. I don't know if this gets better over time because after a week I'd had enough and threw them in the thrash.

-Tone. I was expecting these strings to be on the bright side of things (I don't know why, I just did...). Well, they're not. They're actually quite dark but NOT in a fat, warm way like a good set of flatwounds or pure nickel roundwounds. No, these Optimas are nothing like that. It's more like a bright stainless steel roundwound without the zingy highs. Almost like a "blanket in front of the speaker" effect. 'Dark yet thin. These strings are simply very dull sounding. I've never heard anything similar from ANY other bass strings. It feels like they're holding back on me no matter how hard I dig in. Very lifeless dynamics, very weird.

I honestly don't think I've ever played a set of bass roundwounds I liked less (well, except the strings Thomann installs on their cheap Harley Benton basses but those strings are so poor they don't really qualify as strings, more like scrap metal!).

Anyway, these Optima Golds are stiff, uncomfortable, rough on the fingers, dark yet kinda thin sounding. Very dull sound, very flat dynamics, very uninspiring. Except for the flashy looks there's absolutely nothing I liked about them. They were a huge disappointment after the wonderful Optima flats.

Like I said, I threw these strings away after a week or so. There's always the chance that the sound could have settled into something nicer over time but I played them a LOT during the week and I heard no signs of improvement. They just stayed dull and lifeless. And besides, my fingers couldn't handle the combination of stiff feel and rough texture anymore. Anyone who thinks the Roto 66 steels are rough should check out these Optimas... or rather not!
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Optima Gold bass strings.
Anonymous 06.01.2015
Got these on recommendation from another Bass player. Sound nice and bright and feel really nice to play. Quite expensive but you get what you pay for. Last longer than lots of other strings I've tried. Look cool too.
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Immer wieder Optimas
Anonymous 22.09.2016
Ich habe über die Jahre viele Saiten von den anderen namhaften Herstellern gespielt (auch von unbekannteren), kehre aber doch immer wieder zu Optima zurück. Zumindest bei den Round Wounds.
Für mich stimmt hier alles... der Sound ist klar und ausgewogen. Die frisch aufgezogenen Saiten sind nicht so extrem brilliant, wie bei manch anderen Herstellen, was mir nur recht ist. Sie sind schnell eingespielt und klingen dann einfach gut. Die Haptik empfinde ich durch die Beschichtung als sehr angenehm. Es fühlt sich natürlicher an, als kunststoffbeschichtete Saiten. Die Verarbeitung ist hervorragend. Schlussendlich sind die Optimas dann auch noch was fürs Auge^^. Das ist natürlich absolut Geschmackssache.
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