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Dean Markley 2664 Randy Jackson Alchemy Medium 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 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 re-design certain manufacturing methods. After months of R&D the company's engineers developed a design that incorporates three different styles of 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. And 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 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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After using Coated DRs, Coated Elixers, and Rotosounds for years, and taking new D'Addarios off other basses I've bought; the Alchemy's are now by far my favs. I've got Coated DRs on one Spector and Alchemys on another, The Alchemys feel better - with a slightly softer touch, and have a better all around tone. I can dial in a real punchy sound and bring it all the way back to the Whoomp needed on some of the heavy blues we do. And while the coating on the DRs usually can chip after a time playing hard, the Alchemys still look new after months and months. I'm putting them on all my fretted basses, T-Bird, Warwick Infinity, Tobias, and the other Spector. I just wish Dean Markley made a double ball set for my Steinbergers. By far the Alchemys are something I've been waiting for many years.