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Dean Markley 2662 Randy Jackson Alchemy Light Bass Strings
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Who says you can't teach an old dawg new tricks? Why would a seasoned veteran like Randy Jackson”who has produced, played bass or performed on over 1...Click To Read More About This Product
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Who says you can't teach an old dawg new tricks? Why would a seasoned veteran like Randy Jackson”who has produced, played bass or performed on over 1,000 Gold, Platinum, and Multi Platinum albums”want to change his strings? Jackson, a Dean Markley string endorser for the largest part of his career, recently approached Dean Markley, looking for one bass string that would be versatile and long lasting, and which could be used for virtually all of his recording and live applications.
In order to achieve the goal (to create the "Ultimate Bass String"), Dean Markley Strings had to re-align its thinking and redesign certain manufacturing methods. After months of R&D the company's engineers developed a design that incorporates three different styles of bass strings into one combination string. The Randy Jackson Alchemy Bass strings have a unique core-to-wrap ratio for proper tension, and a great sound and feel. They have Stainless Steel under wraps, and they have the proprietary MC394 Gold cover wrap treatment over Silver-Plated NPS for added life.
The end result is a guitar string that delivers the sound benefits of a Stainless Steel bass string with the feel, tension, and growl of a Nickel Plated Steel string that will last a long, long time.
"We've taken another important step in the evolution of string design," notes company president Dean Markley. "Its taken a versatile artist of Randy's caliber to provide us with a significant challenge, and we're all very, very pleased with the results."
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These strings just went on my Hamer Cruise Bass 4 string fretless. (Fender Jazz Bass Copy)They have a some what slippery feel to them.At the moment, with the bridge pickup soloed, they are very bright and responsive with GREAT "Mwah" factor. With the neck pickup on and the tone rolled off, the bottom is just to die for. Both pickups on with tone all the way up, growl is abundant and the strings are very articulate. They say "Low Tention". I guess they are less tention than most but not as good as my "TI JF344 Flats" that were on there. I wanted a more JACO tone and I got it. I do not know how long they will last but out of the box, they are responsive, bright, articulate and buttery under the fingers. I am having a medium set (50-110) put on my p-bass and having active EMG's put on it. I will let you know how that turns out. Should be thunderous.
I had these strings recommended to me by a great player at my local music shop, and at first sight I was absolutely captivated by how good they looked. but then they went on the bass. The strings just didn't fit right on my bass, I had to adjust the action a wee bit in order to get rid of my fret buzz. After about a week of playing, I ripped the G clean off the bridge, while slapping and popping. I checked for any sharp spots on my bridge, and nothing! Needless to say, these strings are for a light plucker, no heavy hitters should play these strings.