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 #109711  by 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.
 #109730  by 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
 #109732  by 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.
 #109739  by 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?