After purchasing a secondhand Ibanez SoundGear neck through fretless bass I decided to clean it up, set it up and provide it with new strings, even though the feel of the previous ones felt really good.
I purchased some Steve Harris signature rotosounds -130s, but they required the setup to have a high string clearance and were quiet ‘floppy’.
I searched around for the string type that the bass came with, using only my knowledge of the colour coded beaded ends as my guide (this was my first bass after many years).
The D’addario Flatwound 100s are the exact feel I was after, and are currently still on the bass after 6 years and going strong (Note: this is not my main player though).
The bass also never seems to go out of tune - I would say mainly due to the structure of the bass and it’s neck, but the strings must play a part also.
I have also put D’addario Flatwounds ie. chromes on a short scale Fender Mustang - Medium length ones required on the short scale when having to string through the body.
I would purchase the flatwounds again - but I doubt I shall need to on these two basses for a while.
D'addario Ecb81 Xl Chromes Flatwound Bass Strings
Regular Light Gauge Flatwound Strings