Flats with tension similar to GHS Boomers

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  1. HawldieMPB

    HawldieMPB

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    Hey I'm looking to put flats on my CV Jazz bass and the current strings I have are just too wiggly (don't know what they are unfortunately as they came on the bass used). I have GHS boomers on my Yammy and I like the tension on those (I can't play wiggly strings with precision) and was wondering if there were flats with similar tension that would sound nice on that j bass. Thanks!
     
  2. HawldieMPB

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    Nobody can help me out? I guess I'm just looking for flats with decently high tension?
     
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    I recently bought a Ric 4003 and the roundwounds it came with had noticeably low tension. I liked it but wanted to experiment. I hadn't touched flatwounds in years so I looked around here a little and saw that a lot of people were fans of DR flats on their 4003s. I ordered some and the first thing I noticed was that they were way higher tension than the RIC rounds. I had to give the rods an appreciable amount of cranks to get the neck straight again.

    http://www.guitarcenter.com/DR-Stri...0@ADL4GC-adType^PLA-device^c-adid^13625724041
     
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    What gauge of Boomers are you using?
     
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    Twocan Supporting Member

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    Try GHS Precision Flats
     
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    jallenbass Supporting Member

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    Any questions or suggestions about string tension needs to include gauges. Otherwise it may be an apples to oranges comparison.
     
  8. HawldieMPB

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    I can't remember unfortunately, they are probably close to ten years old. They don't feel especially heavy though maybe medium, medium light?
     

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