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Flats ID help

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jbiscuti, Nov 21, 2012.


  1. jbiscuti

    jbiscuti Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
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    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
    My Road Worn P (which I bought use) came with the best set of flats I've ever used. I don't know what they are though!

    They have sort of a light red silk wrapping (not 100% on this, I'm colorblind, see photos!).

    In the photos below, the A string is a D'Addario Chrome, so you can see the difference in the winding.

    Thanks!

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  2. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Rotos 45-105 set or La Bella 760FL or TI jazz Flats.

    Do they have silk at the bridge? La Bellas don't, TI do, not sure about Rotos.
     
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  4. jbednarski

    jbednarski

    May 31, 2010
    Chicago area
    The only flats that I know of and use with red silk are LaBella Deep Talkin' Bass and Rotosound 77s.
     
  5. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    The E string is something different, perhaps GHS?
     
  6. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    In those pics, the E D and G are the same set, the A is a Chrome.

    The first pic is misleading--it looks like the blue one is the E. It's not, it's the A.
     
  7. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I'm going to rule out TI Jazz Flats. They are not as neatly polished. Neither are Rotos.

    My guess is La Bellas 760FL. They are very smooth and highly polished.
     
  8. jbiscuti

    jbiscuti Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
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    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
    They are DEFINITELY not TI Flats. I've used those enough to know I hate them. :)
     
  9. mazdah

    mazdah

    Jan 29, 2010
    Kalisz, Poland
    They are LaBellas, I'm 100% sure.

    I have them on two of my basses, and they are the smoothest flats ever (even TI are not that much polished). The wound, the silk, the end of the strings (under the red silk). It has to be LaBella
     
  10. Indeed LaBella's with a D'Addario Chrome A-string
     
  11. jbiscuti

    jbiscuti Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
  12. jbiscuti

    jbiscuti Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Grolsch Strap Locks
  13. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
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    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    I would say those are 760FL...

    The 760FS are Black silk, the 760FM are Blue, the 760FX are more orangeish..
     



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