When (year) did Phil switch to roundwounds?

When (year) did Phil switch to roundwounds?

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:08 pm

Anyone know when Phil switched over from flats to roundwounds?


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Re: When (year) did Phil switch to roundwounds?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:14 am

My best guess is that he switched to them (assuming that you're talking about the Ken Smith Slick Rounds, which sound a lot like roundwounds) during that brief time when he used a Ken Smith bass, which is sometime in 1990. From then on his tone has a kind of Snap to the attack that it never had in the 80's.
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Re: When (year) did Phil switch to roundwounds?

Postby ugly rumor » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:13 pm

Actually, at least when I met him, he was using D'Addario Half-rounds. I had been using DRs, but had switched to Half-rounds shortly before. That would have been in the '90s
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Re: When (year) did Phil switch to roundwounds?

Postby mijknahs » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:33 pm

Slick rounds or half rounds are like a grinded down round wound so they have the brightness and punch of a round wound but a smoother feel more like that of a flat wound (but not quite). Definitely easier on your fingers especially if you're used to flat wounds.
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Re: When (year) did Phil switch to roundwounds?

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:27 pm

ugly rumor wrote:Actually, at least when I met him, he was using D'Addario Half-rounds. I had been using DRs, but had switched to Half-rounds shortly before. That would have been in the '90s


Firsthand info is the best! Any idea what year?
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