Just wondering if I could get some opinions on buying some new flats.
I've got a set of rounds on my 5 string bass which happens to have a 36" scale. These strings have been on the bass for long enough to make it sound like a £50 instrument, not cool right?
My 4 string bass has a set of D'Addario Chromes and I love them. Perfect for what I want in a set of strings and I'm thinking that it'd be good to have some flats set up on the 5'er too.
There's a couple of things I'd like the strings to have in terms of tonal characteristics but I'm a realist and know that not everything is possible. If the strings were to have a relatively high amount of tension then that'd be sweet (this may be quite easy to achieve as I tune to C,F,A*,D*,G*).
The other thing which would be great is if the flatwounds have a natural "grindy" sound to them.
Quite frankly I would get a set of rounds but my hands tend to get extremely sweaty when I play which means that they would only last 5-6 weeks before I'd have to replace them, and that's without doing any gigs or rehearsals!
Any advice or tips you guys could offer would be much appreciated. Also, I'm based in London, England, but testing strings at shops isn't an option sadly.
I'm open to all suggestions as they may open my eyes/ears a little!