P-bass D'addario Flats

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

  1. J.Nuno


    Aug 8, 2010
    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

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    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


    Jan 20, 2005
    Warren, MI
    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. Chromes. You will not regret it.
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  6. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Chromes! I think I have 40-100's on now. The 45-105 set had too much tension for my tastes.
  7. J.Nuno


    Aug 8, 2010
    Well I guess I gotta go grab those flat chromes and give them a try :)
  8. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Chromes and P bass are like bread and butter.
  9. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    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. 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


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Put flats on your jazz!

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


    Apr 10, 2009
    Centereach NY
    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

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    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


    May 19, 2008
    Littleton, CO
    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.
  15. JSK5String


    May 19, 2008
    Littleton, CO
    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


    May 4, 2009
    I prefer Fender 9050CL 45-60-80-105.The most underrated flats out there.
  17. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Marlton, NJ
    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 ;)