Rusty the Scoob wrote:
It's probably worth trying the Pyramids on a P. I loved the top three strings on the set I had on my Starfire and hated the low E.
Pyramids are pretty weird strings. Each one has its own tension and tone. The G string really captures that Europe '72 tone (opening line to Cumberland is just utterly right on with Pyramids) but the E is problematic, especially at first. Once it breaks in, it gets a bit better. I just went back to the Thomastik Jazz Flats for fun, all of a sudden the bass is much easier to play. It doesn't quite have all the magic, but it still sounds good.
Clearly we're going to have to have a bass party as some point with three P basses, three Jazz basses, three Starfires and three Moduli, all with different strings, Pyramids, T-I's and La Bellas, and see what's really up!
I've never been able to get a decent Phil tone with a Fender, but that's probably just me. I've never loved playing Fenders, I only keep one around to satisfy recording engineers who don't know how to mix any other kind of bass. There are a bunch of those guys.