Largest flat wound string?

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  1. Anonymous7

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    Title says it all
  2. ronlitz

    ronlitz Supporting Member

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    Labella has a .128
  3. iiipopes

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    D'Addario has a .132 in Chromes
    Ernie Ball has a .130 in Flats
    T-I has a .136 in Nickel Flat

    Why do you ask?
  4. mmbongo

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  6. MR PC

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    Can't remember the gauge (maybe 130) , but I used a Chromes B string. It was bright and clear. It was a big stiff muther, and sounded great on my 34" scale G & L fiver. If there's ever a commercial market for F#, C#, G# flats;)...anyway somebody somewhere will be willing to custom make them. In the upright bass realm, a Thomastik Spirocore Stark B (flatwound steel) is a huge string.
  7. beate_r

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    TI makes a .135 or .136

    AFAIK the Pyramid Black Nylon B is also really thick.
  8. MR PC

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    +1
  9. Anonymous7

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    Wanted to get a big flat wound B string is all
  10. Gorn Captain

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    The TI seems to be the biggest, but I bet the chrome has more tension.
  11. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Ti is biggest and most flexible

    If you want a rigid string most rigid is La bella.
  12. ixlramp

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  13. mmbongo

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