Who knew?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Floyd Eye, Nov 4, 2013.


  1. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye

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    Feb 21, 2010
    Location:
    St. Louis
    Never could get flats to sound good to my ear. Had cause to string my old P up with Chromes the other day. Played through my SVT/fridge and dayum. Sounds great. I don't know how it will be in a band context and I have serious reservations as to it being cool with my main band, but I think I'll keep them on the P for a bit.



    Always sounded crappy to me through SS, but that SVT did something to it.
  2. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

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    May 15, 2011
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    I love Chromes; played them exclusively for a few years. The only downside was that they had a little too much drag on my fingers. I solved the problem with a small bag of talc, the kind pool players use. Messy, but worked.
  3. jamersonburton

    jamersonburton

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    Jul 22, 2011
    Nice! Currently i have dr legend flats on my p... thinking of switching back to rounds but will probably leave the flats on for a while.
  4. jj4001

    jj4001 Supporting Member

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    Dec 27, 2010
    Location:
    Providence, RI
    Give the flats a try with the band!

    I switched from rounds to Chromes on my 4003 because flats are more appropriate for my current band. After making the switch, I did a reunion gig with a punk band I used to play with. I found that the flats really helped the bass stand out in the mix by not competing, sonically, with the two loud distorted guitars. Wish I had discovered flats years earlier.

    Try it out at a rehearsal. Maybe it'll work well for you. Hell, pretty much anything should sound great with an SVT, right?
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  6. jetbike

    jetbike

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    Apr 2, 2011
    Location:
    Sydney, 'Straya
    I have a P with new Chromes and a Jack Casady with 2 year old chromes, plugged into a 200w valve head and an Ampeg 410. I reckon new chromes aren't dissimilar to rounds anyway. I use the P for rocking tunes where I need to clank and cut through, the Jack is brought out to thump and sounds great with a pick.

    I play in a band with three guitars! Works for me.

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