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  • Best Flatwound Bass Strings?

    I am switching from Rounds to Flats. Recommendation? Any agruments for what are the best flatwound strings on the market?
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  • #2
    Why're you switching to flats?

    If what you're after is longevity and gentleness on your fingers, try Elixirs.

    Otherwise, I am pretty happy with the set of D'addario flats I use on my spare bass.
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    • #3
      I am looking for a nice mellow smoothed out tone. I think the flats will accomplish that on my P Bass
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      GK 700RII w/GK NEO 115<br />
      SANSAMP PBDDI Pedal<br />
      MXR M80<br />
      Big Muff</div>

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      • #4
        Tapewounds belong on my new fretless, no? Interested in Forumite collective opinion. It'll be here Friday, which means I really want to hunt down strings tomorrow and get 'em ordered if I need to.
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        • #5
          Once they're broken in I like La Bellas
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          • #6
            Just had an idea for a new product...flatter than hell wounds. Somebody go lay a set of strings on the RR tracks and lemmie know how it turns out.

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            • #7
              I heart D'Addario Chromes. Almost as bright as a roundwound
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              • #8
                Just had an idea for a new product...flatter than hell wounds. Somebody go lay a set of strings on the RR tracks and lemmie know how it turns out.


                I tried it, it screws up the intonation and pitch too much...:freak:
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                Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass<br />
                GK 700RII w/GK NEO 115<br />
                SANSAMP PBDDI Pedal<br />
                MXR M80<br />
                Big Muff</div>

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                • #9
                  Best Flatwounds for the buck is D'addario on the fretted bass IMHO
                  And Fender Tapewounds on the Fretless

                  there is definately more expensive but I dont see how they could be any better and I wouldnt be suprised that most of these strings were made by the same manufacturer and packaged under different brand names.
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                  • #10
                    Some one In Austin here recommended Thomastik. The reason I started this thread is because they seem really expensive. I was wondering if they are worth the price. Have any of you done any testing?
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                    Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass<br />
                    GK 700RII w/GK NEO 115<br />
                    SANSAMP PBDDI Pedal<br />
                    MXR M80<br />
                    Big Muff</div>

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                    • #11
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                      • #12
                        I tried it, it screws up the intonation and pitch too much...:freak:



                        No, no, no. I meant just lay the strings on the tracks, not the whole bass!

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                        • #13
                          Some one In Austin here recommended Thomastik. The reason I started this thread is because they seem really expensive. I was wondering if they are worth the price. Have any of you done any testing?


                          way too expensive for me to even consider.
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                          • #14
                            I have Fender steel flats on my Ibanez P (fretted). I got them because they were in stock and on sale 2 for $30 at GC. Otherwise, I was going to try Chromes. I like the smooth mellow deep sound, but I miss the greater sustain of rounds. The Fenders lost their initial brightness after a couple months. I could go for a bit more brightness and low mids.

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                            • #15
                              Some one In Austin here recommended Thomastik. The reason I started this thread is because they seem really expensive. I was wondering if they are worth the price. Have any of you done any testing?


                              Love the tone, hate the feel. Too floppy for me.
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