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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jgrabs07, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Jgrabs07

    Jgrabs07

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    The boss aka (my wife) recently let me pull the trigger on a new american standard, i play in a classic cover band looking for some good flat wounds, with good mid to lows, with a bit of grawl
  2. guitardefector

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    Sorry what is your question?
  3. hersonRS3

    hersonRS3 Supporting Member

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    I think he's looking for some strings.
  4. JYBass

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    DR Legends.
  5. EricF

    EricF Habitual User Gold Supporting Member

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    For me, my favorite flats on a P are LaBellas. Pure thumpy goodness. For something with a touch more zing (but still a thumpy flat), the D'Addario Chromes are my choice.


    BTW - This should be in the "Stings" section
  6. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    For a little added growl, I say Chromes.
  7. Jgrabs07

    Jgrabs07

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    Sorry i posted in the wrong section im still kinda overwhelmed on the sound i get from the stock strings
  8. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper P is the Key. Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    No prob. Ask a mod to move it. Also, I would change the title to "Flats for P Bass" or something to make it a little more relevant.
  9. justinellison3

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    Noy if you want growl. I have chromes on my JAZZ BASS and the sound so smooth and clear. I would recommend Rotosound 77
  10. foq1978

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    Please recommend me good flat wounds, with good mid to lows, with a bit of growl.
  11. foq1978

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    +1
  12. capncal

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    i just ordered a set of Rotosound Steve Harris signature flats. I'll review them once I've got my fat fingers on them! I thought about the LeBellas, they are often the best reviewed. They are also often the most expensive. I've been a fan of rotosounds since my first set a couple years ago, round wound, of course. And who doesn't love Steve Harris's sound? So I figured I'd give them a go.
  13. AcridSaint

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    Hi - I would like to recommend half-rounds. I like these on my PJ, not so bright as rounds but you can get more growl than flats.


    ( not me :D )
  14. Mickey Mao

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    I've had good luck with GHS Pressurewounds. Good mid-growl, and sufficient low end. Not very much highs, though.
  15. Doragon

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    GHS Precision flats. The only string on I use now on my bass's. Plus you can get for 20 bucks a set !!!
  16. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    For Classic Rock, the LaBellas are IT! I have tried everything on my American Standard P and keep coming back to the stock pickups with LaBella flats. Fantastic sound and the one set will last you forever.

    Take a listen - recorded live, playing essentially flat through my little MarkBass 121P Combo - outdoors!

    https://soundcloud.com/gioinla/the-shades-secret-agent-man

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