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Best B string in a non round/non traditional flat??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by therhodeo, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. therhodeo

    therhodeo

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    I want something different on my #2 bass. Its a 35" scale 5 string. Don't want rounds as thats whats on my #1 and 4 string and I don't want old school Jamerson style flats.

    It will likely be tuned to Bb so something with good tension or heavier gauges is preferable. Want really greasy midrange and fat lows but not super rolled off highs.
  2. tink9975

    tink9975 Supporting Member

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    I've been using Chromes on on my P5, tuned to Bb, sounds great.
    Tamer than rounds, but not the jamerson flat sound.
  3. therhodeo

    therhodeo

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    Maybe I'm wrong but I thought they weren't super interesting in the mids?
  4. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Gassin' for a Warwick Dolphin V Supporting Member

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    I am loving Smith compression wounds. Stiff so I go with lightest guage the 125 b is not floppy. An almost round sound with a flat - ish feel.
  5. therhodeo

    therhodeo

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    Do most compression/pressure wounds have a stiffer feel?
  6. StevieMac

    StevieMac

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    IMO yes. Much stiffer feeling than their gauge would indicate.
  7. therhodeo

    therhodeo

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    Does that translate into a better feeling B string?
  8. StevieMac

    StevieMac

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    I've only used them on a 4 string p-bass.

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