thomastik jazz flats for pbass

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  1. Hoyts1

    Hoyts1

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    I have a 2003 or 04 fender american series pbass. with a badassIII bridge. through body. Does anyone know what TI jazz flats strings ill need to compensate for the extra length through body? Long scale or the Super long scale.

    thanks

    Alex

    ps. any recommendations for other string that will most closely replicate an upright?
  2. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

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    I have the long scale on a 2008 P5. The B is strung through the body. Regular long scale is the right length either way. These sound superb after a couple of months break in.

    The tension is really low so If you play with a heavy touch and like the strings to fight back then these are not for you. If you play with a light touch or pick and like a meaty complex mid range then these are really good. If you slap....not so good.....possible yes, but the A string doesn't ring out too well.

    These sustain quite a bit more than Labella deep talkin flats and are a lot less thumpy. You can't string the labellas through body, they will break.
  3. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    I have used TI flats on a P bass and have strung them through the body with no problems.
  4. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

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    My dad also has TI Long Scale Flats on a American Standard P Bass (2000s model). It is strung through the body with no issues.
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  6. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

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  7. Hoyts1

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    Great ill order the long scale rather than the super long.

    Someone suggested I try the fender flats 9050s?? Are these completely different. Excuse the ignorance, I'm a mandolin player by trade..

    Thanks guys!
  8. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

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    I have the TI flats on my Nash P and my Ric, the string thru Labellas on my Grabber are great too...can't go wrong either way.
  9. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member

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    Start with the TIs. All others will seem inexpensive after that. :)
  10. gmarcus

    gmarcus Supporting Member

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    I had the fender 9050s. They are the exact opposite of the TIs. High tension, stiff and thumpy.
  11. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant Supporting Member

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    +1. Me too. Long scale, through body on a P bass. I've only been playing them for about 8 hours a week, every week, for the past six years, so they're not quite broken in yet.
  12. nshuman

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    Q: How long do TI Flats last?

    A: how long do you plan on living?
  13. charismaticdog

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    I have TIs on my Glaub and Fender 9050s on my RW P. Both replaced a set of Chromes (super stiff). Once broken in the Fenders nicely split the difference tension-wise.
  14. Hoyts1

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    well.... after all that, i ended up with Dr legends. Not installed yet, but they feel super smooth.

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