Who knew?

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

  1. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    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

    May 15, 2011
    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


    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


    Dec 27, 2010
    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


    Apr 2, 2011
    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.