Re: Favorite flat wounds
- From: "Brent" <spamsucks@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:23:21 -0700
"JimmyM" wrote in message
On Fri, 8 Jul 2011 22:36:54 -0700, "sheanc" <sheanc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Update... I forgot to mention that my other bass is a 6-string
extra-long-scale, which makes it hellish to find strings for anyway, but
flatwounds are even more scarce. However, I now have it strung with a set
LaBella 760fm-cb flats (got 'em today cheap from Rondo). Man, they really
get in tune and stay there. Still breaking them in, though...
I'm thinking of going LaBella for flats. So far I've tried:
Fenders: Love the sound, love how they go completely dead.
Unfortunately I can't hang with the big thick gauges I bought. And
Fender has switched to D'addario for string manufacture and I hear
they're not the same anymore, even though they now have them in gauges
I like. Still might give them a try, though.
Chromes: Liked them a lot at first, and love the feel, but they're
one of the upper middiest strings I've ever tried, and it's getting to
be a bit too much for me. Going to keep trying them for another month
or two, though...hope they mellow out the mids. I would, however,
love them on my Dano Longhorn since it's kind of mid scooped, but it
absolutely has to have short scale strings and Chromes don't come in
my gauges in short scale.
GHS: I like tthe sound and feel, but again, I need my puss extra
light gauges these days ;) and they don't sell them that way.
Rotosounds: Didn't care for them on my Jay Turser Beatle Bass, but
now I'm thinking they might actually be good in place of Chromes on my
Fenders. Not as middy as Chromes, but the feel took me some getting
TI's: Fans of TI's rave about them like they're the second coming of
Jesus, but they are the worst strings I ever used. They are fat and
floppy, they feel like they're rolling under my fingers, and they
sound like rounds when new and hardly go dead at all.
So if the Chromes don't work out, I'm going to try a set of LaBellas,
a set of new Fenders, and a set of Rotos. And then I'll probably just
go back to XL's like I always do ;)
I was mostly a flat string player, until I got my Sadowsky Metro and it came
with rounds. Up here, Canada they're about $27.
I also tried Sadowsky flats, and I like the rounds better.
I do not like the Thomastics, they're too floppy and I feel like I have to
chase them around to play them. I have them installed on a 5er Fless, which
I don't even pick up, that's how much I dislike those strings.
Now, on my MIM P, I have GHS Precision Flats, which I like on that bass,
they give more of a dull thud, which is desirable for me .
I'll be playing the Sadowsky round strings for quite sometime now, me
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