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FT: New/Used Flatwounds for Sadowsky Light Gauge flats

Discussion in 'For Sale: Accessories' started by sunbeast, Mar 24, 2014.


  1. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    I've accumulated a bunch of flatwounds in my search for the perfect string for my band. I think I've narrowed it down and keep flipping back and forth between TIs and Sadowsky's. I still haven't been able to try the light gauge Sadowsky's (40-100), so I'd like to trade along some of these extra strings I have for a new or used set of light Sadowsky flats (or more than one). Willing to do multiple sets to match values (for instance- both new sets of Chromes for a new set of Sadowsky's), or maybe trade the used TIs straight across for a new set of Sadowsky's. Make me offers- I really want to try the light Sads! Also might be interested in trying a light gauge set of the newer Fender flats as they are one of the few sets I've yet to try...



    My main bass is a Rickenbacker with 2x2 tuning pegs, so the Sads need to not have been cut too much to fit a Fender style headstock (in most cases I find it doesn't matter, but I've run across a few Fender-cut string sets that didn't quite fit).



    Here's what I've got, all in 4 string and long scale (gauge, condition, and cut length listed as applicable):



    -SOLD!!! Brand New/unopened set of D'addario Chromes- .040-.095 gauge (super light/ long scale)



    -Brand New/unopened set of D'addario Chromes- .040-.100 gauge (custom light/ Long Scale)- $17 + $3 shipping



    -SOLD!!!!barely used D'addario Chromes- .045-.100 gauge. These were cut for a 4 in line Fender, and just barely fit the A string comfortably on my Ric ( though it does hold tune well, these would be best on a Fender). Almost no fraying of the cloth- literally just a few hours use.- $12 + $3 shipping



    -SOLD!!!!Thomastic Infeld (TI) Jazz Flats- used and just starting to warm in, maybe 4-5 months of regular use and a bit longer on backups. Never cut, some fraying in the cloth from removal, but still years of life left!- $37 + $3 shipping



    -TRADED Sadowsky Flats TRADED- .045-.105 gauge- used regularly for maybe 5-6 months and more on backups. Warmed up nicely but still clear and gritty if you want! Not sure I ever cut these (if so only on the E and A) but they fit on my Ric, G&L and Fender all with room to spare. Some fraying of the cloth from removal, but still plenty of swaps left!



    -SOLD!!!!!!GHS Precision flats- .045-.105 gauge. Used these for quite a while on my G&L L2000 and are my favorite old-school warm flat. These are quite worn in (a couple years of moderate use), but still sound great and have minimal fraying of the cloth. They were cut for a 4 in line headstock and so barely fit my Ric ( again mostly an A string issue).



    -barely used Rotosound RS77LD flats- .045-.105 gauge. These have never been cut and barely played, no perceptible fraying in the cloth. I used RS77s for years and loved them, but they are a bit too "modern" for my current band!- $12 + $3 shipping



    -DR Jonas Hellborg strings- .040-.100 gauge. Got these to try out of curiosity. Like them a lot on my fretless, but since I put the fretted neck back on I just haven't found a use for them. Only a few hours of playing time- still nice, bright, and crunchy. These are uncut, and I actually have an extra E string I'll throw in as well ( the giant string core + really strong magnets in one of my basses made the intonation funky and DR sent me a new string, after I tried them on a different bass I realized I just needed to lower the pickups for these strings!).- $12 + $3 shipping
     
  2. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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  3. fourstringbliss

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    How much do you want for the Sadowsky set? Those are what I usually use. Pm me if you don't mind.
     
  4. sunbeast

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    Want to leave them up for trade for a little bit, just in case there is someone with a light gauge set that might want to swap!
     
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  6. fourstringbliss

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  7. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    I have an order for/with them that was back-stocked for a bit, but I actually just got an email that they are being shipped so PM coming...
     
  8. soxhats

    soxhats Supporting Member

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    I'd be interested in the TIs if you're straight out selling them. Thanks.
     
  9. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    Sadowsky's are traded!
    Still mulling over the sale prospect. I'll PM those interested if I decide to sell!
     
  10. sunbeast

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  11. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    Just got my first set of light Sads and I think they are my new string of choice! Bump for more trades!
     
  12. melikecookies

    melikecookies Supporting Member

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    I'd be interested in buying the GHS flats if you decide to sell them.
     
  13. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    There is something special about the light set isnt there! My favorite string too! I have a back up set...I would have traded you my used set for your TIs if I saw this in time!
     
  14. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    One last pre-sale bump?!
     
  15. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    Looks like the extra light chromes are on hold!
     
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  17. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    GHS gone and firm (for now) prices added!
     
  18. sunbeast

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  19. goat1234

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    Ill take the barely used chromes off your hands. PM sent.
     
  20. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    Never got the PM, goat. PM sent to you...
     
  21. sunbeast

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    Lots of strings still here!
     

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