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Are the flatwound strings good for rock ?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MojoRizin, Nov 11, 2012.

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The best flatwound strings brand for me ?

  1. Thomastik

    6 vote(s)
    9.0%
  2. Fender 9050

    9 vote(s)
    13.4%
  3. D'addario

    27 vote(s)
    40.3%
  4. Pyramid Gold

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. Rotosound

    9 vote(s)
    13.4%
  6. La Bella

    8 vote(s)
    11.9%
  7. an other (pls precise)

    4 vote(s)
    6.0%
  1. MojoRizin

    MojoRizin

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    Psyche Rock, Ambiant Rock, post-punk, new wave, Heavy Metal (like black Sabbath), Hard Rock, ska (like the Specials) etc.

    U can visite my lastfm profile to know what type of music I listen :

    http://www.lastfm.fr/user/mojorizin69

    So, do u think that flatwound strings will be good to play the music I love ?

    If yes, what is the better brand for flatwound strings ? (poll)

    PS : I have a Squier VM Jazz Bass with that !

    thx and sorry for my bad english :D

    Edit : what gauge I should get ?
  2. vin*tone

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    Yes. But so would rounds. You've got a lot of different styles there - flats are better for some things, not as good for others.

    You might want to post this in the strings section...?
  3. MojoRizin

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    The flatwound are not too polyvalent for play all this differents styles ?
  4. MojoRizin

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    i dont like the Thomastik strings coz' of the ridiculous gauge, I like when the strings are well tight, stiff...
  5. buckeyebragi

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    Chromes beeyatches!!!!
  6. MojoRizin

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    i dont like the Thomastik strings coz' of the ridiculous gauge, I like when the strings are well tight, stiff...
    The Addario are like I want ? Are they polyvalent ?
  7. One Drop

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    Yes, the Chromes are a very versatile string, one of the better flats for covering different styles of music.
  8. El-Bob

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    The flats are a smaller gauge because they're naturally super tight.
  9. iiipopes

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    Over the last 36+ years of playing bass, I have played every flat there is, and always went back to rounds until the Fender 9050CL 45-60-80-105 balanced set came along. They converted me. Being stainless steel instead of just chrome alloy, they have more growl, almost a subdued Roto growl, but they can be as mellow as they need to be. They are absolutely consistent string-to-string and up the neck. They last seemingly forever and are relatively inexpensive. I use them for everything from Thursday night to Sunday morning: all genres of rock from "classic" to contemporary, jazz, praise band, etc.
  10. MojoRizin

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    its true that they have a "green head" ? :D
  11. BBG4SII

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    Chromes...I like the Custom Light Set 40-100. Well balanced, plenty of lows and much zing if needed.
  12. Malachi71

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    +1 One of my favorites! I've used the 50-105, 45-100, and now the 40-100 custom light set.
  13. Malachi71

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    Chromes are stainless steel, too and have plenty of growl. I have heard good things about the Fender's. Thanks for the input!
  14. iiipopes

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    Yes, the Fender flats have green silks.

    Yes, chromium is one element in the alloy of stainless steel. But so is nickel. The Fender strings are more grey, indicating more nickel in the alloy, not just chromium alloy wrap like most companies' "chrome flats." This changes the tone slightly.

    Somewhere else on the forum another forumite did a spectral analysis and found a resonance at @ 200 Hz for chromes, which is into dub territory when the new finally wears off. For the Fender steel flats the resonance was @ 600 Hz, which is growl territory, and it didn't dissipate with time.
  15. MojoRizin

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    Thanks everybody, i'll go for the Fender or the Chromes i think, dont stop to reply :p
  16. Malachi71

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    Could you check on the Fender packaging and tell me what the tension in lbs. is for each string in the 9050CL set?
  17. soulman969

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    Yes.....pick one!!!! :rollno:
  18. MojoRizin

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  19. Rip Topaz

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    Disclosures:
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Really interested in this. I normally use the light Chromes but the Fender set has me intrigued.

    Only thing I hate about trying different flats is that is always seems like a waste to remove them.
  20. DieterVDW

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    Maybe we should setup an 'flats-exchange'-club ;-) .

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