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Another best shortscale flats poll

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Gorn Captain, Feb 25, 2013.


Which flats?

  1. LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats

    2 vote(s)
    100.0%
  2. Thomastik-Infeld T-I JAZZ Flats

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Pyramid Gold Flats

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    I know there's plenty of threads on best strings for shortscale basses, but I'm primarily interested in finger feel and longevity. I'm sure between the Labellas, the TI's and the Pyramids, they'd all sound great, but in your opinions which feel the best and potentially sound better with age after years and years of use?
     
  2. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    None of these try Chromes.
     
  3. blue4

    blue4

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    chromes for me. A little tight on long scale, but perfect for short. Adds some brightness to the sound as well.
     
  4. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    Another D'Addario Chromes vote. I know they aren't on your list, but they are definitely a string that get's better & better sounding with age + feel very smooth! I have 4 short scale basses & my go-to shorty is a 60's Yamaha hollowbody strung with Chromes.


    Disclosure: D'Addario Endorser. Still, I like Chrome's better than any other flat. I do like Rotosound 77's as well, but they just aren't consistent from set to set + they aren't the smoothest and have a unique peculiar sound (the sound I do like for certain things).
     
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  6. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    I left out Chromes, Rotosounds and Fender flats cuz I've tried them all and never liked them. The Chromes weren't as smooth as I generally like. Maybe I'll give them another shot.
     
  7. blue4

    blue4

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    You have to break them in, IMO. They don't get good until about 3 weeks in.
     
  8. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    I see here all the time that people who don't like Chromes put them on try them then take them off. You have to break them in to find where they really shine.
     
  9. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

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    +1 on Chromes. Tension is perfect with short scale. Particularly nice with a hollow body. Lovely thud to the notes, especially with a little foam at the bridge.
     
  10. scotch

    scotch Will play bass for fish tacos. Plus cash. Supporting Member

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    Dont count out tapewounds on a short scale hollowbody either!
     
  11. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    I'd never count out tapewounds. They're my favorite kind of string. I think it's either gonna be the D'Addarios or the labella "white" tapes.
     

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