flatwound v roundwound on Lakland JO
Just wanted to say the difference between some old Fender flatwounds and some new La Bella Deep Talking stainless steel roundwounds on a Lakland Joe Osborn is HUGE.
My duo partner nearly got blown off the stage with the flatwounds. That is the biggest sound I have ever had out of my collection of basses. But then the G-string broke at the tuning peg end (probably because I bent it a few times in the same spot) so I swapped them out for some new La Bella roundwounds.
I must say I am disappointed with the La Bellas and am now awaiting a new set of flatwounds, this time GHS. So once I have them on the Lakland, will do another post. In the meantime, the La Bellas will be tried on another bass, most likely the MIM Geddy Lee.
"That thing is so powerful it needs a safety catch" MIM Fender P-Bass Club #136; Fender J Bass Club#727