Flatwounds & Gibson Midtown

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by TWallace, Mar 30, 2014.


  1. TWallace

    TWallace

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    I just purchased a new Gibson Midtown. While the bass sounds great, I don't like the feel of roundwound strings.

    Has anyone replaced the strings on a Midtown with flatwound strings? If so, how did it affect the sound of the bass?

    Tom
     
  2. jamersonburton

    jamersonburton

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    No personal experience but i would imagine either d'addario chromes or ghs precision flats would sound great on a midtown... maybe a pick sound to bring out that hollow-yet-powerful sound.
     
  3. Calexia13

    Calexia13 Supporting Member

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    Hi,
    I have tried a few sets of flats on the gibson midtown. I tried Labella's, which were good, but output was kind of low for me. I also tried Chormes (skip 'em) unless you love them, I hate them, they always have this tinny sound at the end of the picked note that I have never liked. My favorite for this bass are Sadowsky flats. They split the difference between the Labella thump and the Chromes brightness, plus they feel very supple and have similar tension to the Labella's. Hope this helps.
     

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