6 String Flatwound Set Recommendations? Venturing into 6-string fretless...
I'm picking up a 6-string fretless on Saturday ($160 off Craigslist :hyper:) and the owner currently has it strung with stainless steels :eyebrow: so I would like to replace them with flat wounds. The only "affordable" set I've found on JustStrings.com is a Rotosound pack for $50.
Does anyone have any prior experience with a 6 string set of Rotosound flat wounds or perhaps a different recommendation in that price range?
Sure thing :) R.Cocco makes very good quality strings. They are about the same price like the Rotosounds, but you will like them for sure :)
Otherwise Pyramid strings might be a option.
There are other 6 string "sets" you can get...
GHS and D'Addario are less than that but you will need to purchase a 5 string set and add a single High-C unless the website you are shopping put a 6 string set package together for you.
Thanks for the suggestion, but from their website it looks like R. Cocco doesn't make flatwounds. A Google search actually brought me to another TalkBass thread where these Carvin strings seemed to get a good rap: http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/FW60. I'll probably try those out.
Also, this bass I'm getting has been modified to only allow for a string-through-body setup with a set wooden bridge. Will flatwounds last long when they're strung through the back or will they easily break at the saddle?
Ah sorry for that, I thought they made flatwound too :p
I currently have Rotosound Flats (77s ?) on my Elrick 5, with a high C.
My old bass, a Modulus Q6 sported TI's.
When my Elrick needs new strings (or sooner), I plan to go back to the TI's because of the lower string tension.
The roto's are like pressing down coat hangers.
I sent you a link for GHS 6 string sets which will work Thru-Body with the Super Long scale option.
TalkBass is dank, I've missed this place. I'll be going with those GHS.
Yeah, I was really glad to find an alternative to that Rotosound set because I really don't like the brand... Thanks for the suggestions and info everyone.
You definitely give yourself a lot more options by buying a 4 or 5 string set and then filling it out with singles.
GHS flats...Carvin sells a six string set. Oh, right -- someone already said that.
Never mind. ;)
I use Roto 77 flats on all my basses. U swear by them. Very warm, and sound great when hit hard.
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