Go Back   TalkBass Forums > Bass Guitar Forums > Bass Guitar Forums > Strings [BG]
Register Rules/FAQ/CUP Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Supporting Membership
Thank You

Latest Supporting Member
Donate to Upgrade Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-18-2013, 02:29 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Rioja (Wine-Paradise)-Spain
Fender flats 50-100 too much for jazz neck?

Hi,
The title says it all. Do you think the 50-100 fender flats would be too much tension for a jazz neck?
Thanks
__________________
OM
  #2  
Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
NO, with propper truss rod adjustment it will handle it ok... it might be too much tension for your fingers thoug... they were for mine!
  #3  
Old 01-18-2013, 06:38 AM
Joe Smithberger's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Canton, Ohio, USA
Supporting Member
Family Man Barrett always seemed to get along fine.
__________________
http://www.smithbergerphotography.com PBass Club #59
  #4  
Old 01-18-2013, 06:39 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
I love a taut-feeling string, I feel I can get more feel out of them under my fingers...I appreciate the lack of "give". "looser" strings get too unruly for my technique, and I hate, hate, hate the "clang" of a looser string when you really dig in...fine for pick-style, but not when I play with my sausage link fingers....

I use Fender flats on my SX jazz, and D'Addario Chromes on my VM Jazz, and they both handle the tension just fine, and sound and feel fantastic.
  #5  
Old 01-18-2013, 06:41 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
My Ibanez SR300 has a really thin maple neck like your Jazz, and run .50-.110 Rotosound flats just fine. Just make sure you set up your truss rod, action when you first restring, and you'll be fine.
  #6  
Old 01-18-2013, 06:42 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oakland Ca
I used Fender 50-100 flats for a few years and just switched to Fender 55-105 flats.
Not too much tension for the neck.
I really love the feel of these high tension strings. You can get the action really low and 64th note runs are clean and punchy.
Just feels so right to me.
  #7  
Old 01-18-2013, 06:54 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Itzayana View Post
I used Fender 50-100 flats for a few years and just switched to Fender 55-105 flats.
Not too much tension for the neck.
I really love the feel of these high tension strings. You can get the action really low and 64th note runs are clean and punchy.
Just feels so right to me.
Wow - 64th notes? At what tempo?
__________________
Fender Precision Bass Club #858
Black 'n' Maple Club #445
Pennsylvania Bassists Club #107
  #8  
Old 01-18-2013, 07:09 AM
steve_rolfeca's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Supporting Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Itzayana View Post
...64th note runs are clean and punchy.
...And another guitarist decides he's ready to take up electric bass...
__________________
Dingwall ABZ-5 : Squier VM Precision V : Shure PGXD Wireless : Zoom MS-60B : GK MB110 combo : GK MB800/MB200 heads : AudioKinesis TC112AF
  #9  
Old 01-18-2013, 07:11 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Saturn, Solar System
Quote:
Originally Posted by Itzayana View Post
64th note runs are clean and punchy.

i still prefer this to "300bpm note runs are clean and punchy"

btt, high gauge strings (as long as they are 4 string sets) wrecking necks is a myth. you can put jamersons on jazz basses nothing is going to happen as long as you adjust the tuss rod.
__________________
http://soundcloud.com/sparkling-springs/bed-day
Ampeg Portaflex Club #314
  #10  
Old 06-14-2013, 04:17 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
hello!

i was interested in grabbing a set of these strings, but read about a possible need for a truss rod adjustment? How would you need to adjust it exactly, and how would you know if you needed an adjustment at all? thanks for any tips!
  #11  
Old 06-14-2013, 04:18 PM
StrangerDanger's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: 75034
Supporting Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bisonzone View Post
hello!

i was interested in grabbing a set of these strings, but read about a possible need for a truss rod adjustment? How would you need to adjust it exactly, and how would you know if you needed an adjustment at all? thanks for any tips!
Clockwise
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gigslut View Post
I said, Sarah, could you play an "E" there? She screamed "DON'T TELL ME LETTERS! SHOW ME WHERE TO PUT MY FINGERS!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Immigrant View Post
I still think it would work, but I'm really, REALLY wrong about most things.
  #12  
Old 06-14-2013, 07:12 PM
JTE's Avatar
JTE JTE is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Illinois, USA
Supporting Member
The biggest problem most people have when they put heavier strings on a bass is they don't adjust the truss rod in a way that will prevent it from damaging the neck. But it's easy. Put the strings on and tune to pitch. Then, pre-stress the neck by pulling it back to where it belongs manually and tighten the truss rod. That way you're not attempting to have the TR nut push the neck into position, you're merely setting the nut where it needs to be.

It's not as complicated as it sounds- Gary Willis used to have a good video of how to do it.

And Fender Jazz Basses shipped from the factory with 850's up until 1982. They don't make that set any more, but it was bigger than 50-100. Joe Osborn's 1960 Jazz had the same set of LaBella Flats (and they only made one set in those days) for over 20 years and that neck wasn't wrecked.

John
__________________
JTE
Spelling, grammar, and punctuation matter!

"Without space, music is just noise piling up on itself." TRK

"Don't play your instrument, play music." Feral Feline

Lakland Owners' Club #248
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Visit TalkBass on Facebook   Download our iOS app   Download our Android app

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:13 PM.




2012 Talk Music Group Inc. All rights reserved.
Play guitar too? Visit TalkGuitar.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.