another string recommendation thread…..

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Phendyr_Loon, Apr 4, 2014.


  1. Phendyr_Loon

    Phendyr_Loon

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    Hello all, I play a AM Std P and it is currently strung with Fender flats. I love the thumpy tone and the feel of these strings, they're nowhere near as "sticky" feeling as the chromes I tried in the past.
    However, the fast decay in sustain is the only thing I'm not digging about these strings. This is a characteristic of flats that I was aware of when I chose to go the flat wound route, but I can't help to think that there's a set of reasonably priced flats that hold a better sustain. I'm not opposed to going back to a round wound string as long as it's not too zingy and bright, (even a few nickel rounds I've tried in the past have been too bright).

    Any thoughts?
  2. Steve

    Steve

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    You can play 'The Blues Man' with Sadowsky flats and that's full of tied whole notes at a slow tempo.
  3. Pier_

    Pier_

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    Thomastik Jazz JF344, maybe expensive (here in Europe around 40/45€), but nice sustain, singing notes and "flatwound sound".
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    Thomastik by far.
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  6. SteveV74

    SteveV74

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    Try DR coated strings....not too bright, comfortable to the touch, plenty of sustain.
  7. Levin

    Levin

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    TIs or Sadowskys! TI's will be more like the Fenders IMO but much warmer, and the Sadowskys will be a lot like (also IMO) improved LaBellas.
    For variety, I'd take the Sadowskys, but if I never slapped and played only thumb+fingers then TI all the way, they just make most basses come alive in a way you wouldn't think possible when they've settled and broken in.
  8. dwbosch

    dwbosch

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    Just put TI flats on my fretted Warwick Corvette Standard V after 5 years of rounds (Roto, D'Addario, Elixer Nickel, etc). Lots of great strings out there but these are awfully good. I don't miss the fret noise. Wonderful clarity and tone. I've been trying to solve the boomy B and twangy G for a long time and these strings absolutely do that. Quickly getting used to the lower string tension, which is easier on my 50-year-old tendons. If they hold up as long as people say they do, these are the best bang for the buck out there by far.
  9. Luckydog

    Luckydog Supporting Member

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    Another vote for TI

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