P-bass D'addario Flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by J.Nuno, Nov 26, 2012.


  1. J.Nuno

    J.Nuno

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    I've read good things about D'addario string, regarding price/quality . I got D'addario bright round-wounds because I wanted that punchy sound on my J-Bass.
    Now I'll change the strings on my P-bass but I want that P-warmer sound.

    I was thinking about D'addario flats. Are those good to go or would you recommend something else? The seller said the EB slinky sell very good...
     
  2. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

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    They are good quality strings and some like them and some don't. They are pretty bright for a flatwound string and there's only one way to know if you like them on your particular bass. Fortunately they're not too expensive and can easily be sold here on TB if you don't like them.
     
  3. punisher911

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    Definitely put some flats on a P bass... It's a very popular combo. At least worth a try. I have Chromes on my Warwick $$5 and Roto 77s on my Stingray Classic.

    But keep in mind, it takes a little while for the D'Addario Chromes to break in and dull up a bit. New, they quite a bit of overtones and are not at their best. Play them steadily for a week or two and they should improve.
     
  4. dalkowski

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    Chromes. You will not regret it.
     
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  6. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    Chromes! I think I have 40-100's on now. The 45-105 set had too much tension for my tastes.
     
  7. J.Nuno

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    Well I guess I gotta go grab those flat chromes and give them a try :)
     
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    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Chromes and P bass are like bread and butter.
     
  9. Root 5

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    If you want a warm, mellow flatwound tone then you need GHS Precision flats.

    But be aware that they're extra long - they're perfect if you can string through the body.

    Another option is Labella 0760M "Jamerson" flats

    The Labella Deep Talkin' sets are good too. But Labella's are more money.
     
  10. awilkie84

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    I just put GHS Precision Flats on my Spector Rebop 5DLX. Good combination.
    If they had anything larger than a 128 for the B, they'd be on my P-5, too.
    I have D'Addario Chromes on my P-5 right now. Love them, so far. I might try a set of Sadowsky Black Label flats next time.
     
  11. GeneralElectric

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    Put flats on your jazz!

    Actually I've tried lots if flats. My favorites are the rotosound trubass and the labellas
     
  12. billgwx

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    Chromes on P, meh for me. Chromes on Jazz, now that's pizzazz. (Lousy but hey it rhymes!)
     
  13. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    I have Chromes on all but one of my basses... and that one will probably get a set soon. You won't have the super-clanky high end of rounds, but your bass will sound 10 times more manly, which is an even trade off, IMO. lol
     
  14. JSK5String

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    Strings are a very personal thing. That said, I strung up my 5-String P with Chromes and never looked back. I'm one of the few who like the way they sound when they're brand new. I picked up sone Bass Brites string cleaner and they keep their new sound for months.
     
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    EXACTLY! Well said sir, well said! My band just sounds bigger and I don't fight for space in the mix with the guitars anymore.
     
  16. iiipopes

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    I prefer Fender 9050CL 45-60-80-105.The most underrated flats out there.
     
  17. dave64o

    dave64o A legendary low talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm another very happy "Chromes on my Precision" guy. They're a GREAT match, however I'm not against trying a different set when it's time to change them. But, having said that, I only change my strings when I either decide I just don't like the strings currently on a bass or if a string breaks. I've never broken a string, so it might be a while. :D ;)
     

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