Bass String SetPYRAMID Superior Quality Nickel-Plated Steel strings are made of a special alloy. The steel wire is refined with a thin layer of pure nickel. This "Pure Nickel" surface ensures an excellent playing feeling and the steel wire guarantees the excellent magnetic sound absorption. This combination makes the Nickel-Plated Steels super brillant and hard-wearing, with perfect sustain, full sound and long life.
I play all the kinds of music - Funk, Soul and Rhythm and Blues, So, I wanted some strings that sounded right for what I do but were a shade lighter on the fingers than my Thomastik Infeld (TI) Power Bass (.047-.107) for the quicker runs.
The strings arrived from Thomann in the customary plastic box and paper envelopes. Be aware that these are unsilked strings, which I hadn't picked up before.
On stringing up, the .040 G string broke immediately. I did inform Thomann, but received no response. So I'm currently running a TI .47 G string. I didn't want to give up on these Pyramids, so I've now gigged this particular bass 3 times (and 2 studio rehearsals) to give the strings a decent chance to play in.
Surprisingly, playing in that they have needed.
Only now am I getting a satisfactory tone from them. Granted, tone is a relative thing - one bassist's Nirvana is another's Dentist's appointment - but out of the box these were quite thin and twangy. Having played them in, they have now improved to a tone with more body and definition. However, I wouldn't have expected to need this much playing in with a Nickel-plated string.
To play, the strings have been as light as one might expect, and with less than usual string noise.
I will say that these strings are not especially loud - but then again, nickel-plated strings aren't designed to be especially loud. Even so, I'd say they are a little quieter than others I have had - most recently Rotosound's RS66LDN.
Overall, these are worthy strings, and interesting if you like to try different brands.
This was my first try with Pyramid strings, so I expected nothing special. Now I really dig that sound. They sound clear but not too harsh ans have a great low-end. The durability ist excellent in my opinion, but I am not a player who always wants that zzzing fresh strings give you.
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