1/2 flat wounds plus RBX375?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by allroundbassnut, Dec 28, 2012.


  1. allroundbassnut

    allroundbassnut

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    recently got the rbx 375, and its everything i dreamed it would be. but i'm thinking of making the B and E string flat wounds, to makeafat tone. but have an edge when grooving, anyone think its a silly idea? also, any cmments would be appreciated
  2. Mikhail1

    Mikhail1

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    Tom "T Bone" Wolk did it on a Fender Precision but I believe he did a reverse of what you want to do. He used roundwounds on the E and A and flats on the D and G. If I'm wrong, I'm sure someone will correct me. To me, that was always the problems with flats, a dead E and an almost dead A. The only person who will know if it will work for you is you.
  3. PBnJBassist

    PBnJBassist

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    Nothing wrong with that as long as it sounds good. Co-Worker of mine has a similar setup. Sounds good to me (as well as for him) and no complaints so far. He uses flats for the E & A and nickel rounds for D & G. When he does pop and slap, the flats still slap well and the rounds pop as they should. For stuff like blues and rock, he tries to remain on the E & A and it keeps that nice low-mid end that flats give with the extra zing when he does fills on the D & G. Pretty cool and I don't really see a harm in giving it a whirl.
  4. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie Supporting Member

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    That kind of setup would drive me nuts. Go for it! :-D
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  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Wasn't there a big name bass player who uses a flatwound B string on his 6 strings?

    At least I heard that...

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