|basso_profundo ||02-24-2014 12:16 PM |
ghs flatwounds on a P-Bass
Well, I put some ghs flatwounds on my Amercian Standard P-Bass yesterday. I've always played roundwounds and wanted to see what flats sounded like. Mainly I wanted to tone down "The Chunk" a bit because lately I've been playing with a lot of acoustic guitars.
It still sounds like a P-Bass, but one from a motown recording via 1967. More thump-y and not aggressive - definitely will work for acoustic guitars. Not sure how it'd cut through a rock mix with drums, but was tweaking the mids on the amp enough to get that effect.
|Twocanbassman ||02-24-2014 12:24 PM |
I have them on my P - their true tone doesn't set in for a good month. Just wait :)
|Fat Steve ||02-24-2014 12:31 PM |
They'll cut through the mix just fine. My drummer loved it when I put the GHS P Flats on my P Bass. Said it "thumped" more.
|basso_profundo ||02-24-2014 01:58 PM |
They feel really cool. Sliding up/down to notes is a change, but sounds awesome.
|gary m ||02-24-2014 04:55 PM |
Congrats...you've just hit upon the strings that bring a P bass to life. And things just get better with time. Drop the action down low and enjoy!
|Grissle ||02-25-2014 04:21 AM |
Add a little dirt and once broken in......Bass Nirvana!
|Pimmsley ||02-25-2014 07:18 AM |
GHS P flats + SCPB = :)
|Road-Dog ||02-25-2014 07:26 AM |
Yea, wait till they have been on a year or so. Lost track of how many years I have been using them on my 72 P. I did a lot of acoustic /electric gigs, good for soft slide and quiet thump with treble backed off.
Same bass and strings , open treble up and in rock and blues, cuts thru mix great and solid with drums.
|MysticMichael ||02-25-2014 07:32 AM |
Originally Posted by basso_profundo
Not sure how it'd cut through a rock mix with drums, but was tweaking the mids on the amp enough to get that effect.
They don't "cut" through a mix, so much as bludgeon
their way through a mix. Less sword, more club. :smug:
|ERicks ||02-25-2014 08:15 AM |
I cut almost all my bass tracks on two records a few years back with one of my P Basses with some GHS flats on them...I think they were the "precision flats." I'll see if I can find some youtube links later.
Very good combination. They're a good match for P/J basses, too.
|fivestringgecko ||02-25-2014 09:10 AM |
I've had GHS Precision flats on my Pbass V for a little under a year now and they're pretty great. Had Chromes on that bass for a couple years, and like the GHS better because they have a little more life in the mids. That bass kills with my 11-piece cover band (5 horns)... Tower of Power, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, some Steely Dan and a bunch more.
The GHS also seem to have a little less tension than the Chromes, which is another thing I like better. Those Chromes can get pretty tiring on a 4 hour gig.
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