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A Poll - What Are Your Favorite Flatwounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mrjim123, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. D'Addario Chromes

  2. D'Addario Flat Wound Jamerson

  3. DR Hi Beam

  4. Ernie Ball

  5. Fender Stainless

  6. GHS Brite

  7. GHS Precision

  8. La Bella Deep TalkinÂ’

  9. Lakland

  10. Rotosound Jazz

  11. Sadowsky

  12. SIT Power

  13. TI Jazz

  14. TI Nickel

  15. Other (Carrotwounds)

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    I searched for a flatwound poll, didn't find one, so here it is.

    My story - I recently converted to flats by putting TI Jazz Flats on my G&L Tribute L-2000. I'm going to try Chrome Flats in the next week or two.

    So, what is your favorite brand? If you have more than one, multiple choices are permitted.
  2. They did have one a couple of weeks ago, but I do not mind voting again. I lke GHS Precision Flats for old school sound, TI Jazz flats for their brighter sound and less tension, and Chromes for their middle of the road sound between them.:smug:

  3. the yeti

    the yeti

    Nov 6, 2007
    raleigh, nc
    the results = 167%? :eyebrow:
  4. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    If someone could post that link it would be appreciated. I did searches for "poll flat" and "favorite flat" but came up with nada.
  5. MNAirHead

    MNAirHead Supporting Member

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a Michael Kelly Dragonfly fretless - anyone?
  6. p-bass

    p-bass Guest

    Feb 17, 2008
    I voted for GHS Precision Flatwounds. These strings are great for the classic flatwound sound. I have used the D'addario Chromes and find them too bright,if I want a "bright" tone,I use roundwounds.
  7. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    "D'Addario Flat Wound Jamerson"? :eyebrow:

    Am I missing something here?
  8. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    My mistake. It should be La Bella Flatwound Jamerson's. Sorry. If I could edit the poll I would.
  9. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    TI's, Chromes, or Rotos, depending on the application.
  10. Hamrhed


    Dec 26, 2007
    No question- the TI's are heads above the big names on the poll imho
  11. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    You have TI Jazz listed then you have TI nickles listed in your poll. I'm pretty sure the Jazz flat's are the nickle flats, iow, they're the same thing.

    The TI's whatever you want to call 'em are the only flats I'll grudgingly use if I just can't get the sound I'm after with either DR Sunbeams or Highbeams.
  12. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    D'Addario Chromes for me.

    TI Jazz Flats come in a close second.
  13. Aurel


    Dec 11, 2008
    Paris, France
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Basses & Framus guitars, Pigtronix, Aguilar Amps, Orange Amps,
    I use Labella flats on my Precisions, fretted and fretless.
  14. esmtll


    Jan 10, 2009
    Vermilion, OH, USA
    DR Hi Beams?? Hi Beams aren't flats. Not sure what you meant, 'cause they're not even close to sounding like a flat.
  15. p-bass

    p-bass Guest

    Feb 17, 2008
    Last I heard DR was making a flatwound string called DR Hi Beams. I've never tried them,but I know alot of people seem to like them.
  16. boamedt

    boamedt Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    Santa Rosa, Ca
    love those deep talking la bellas, ghs flats are awsome too
  17. Rotosound "Steve Harris" Flatwounds.
  18. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    I think you're correct; juststrings.com calls them "Nickel" Flats, but the model numbers (at least JF344) are the same as what others refer to as Jazz Flats.

    I'm not sure about the DR Hi Beams. One guy in another thread said, possibly mistakenly, that there are DR Hi Beam flats (I know that DR also makes Hi Beam roundwounds). Another guy in this thread said basically the same thing, so I'm stumped.
  19. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
  20. Grizzly700


    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    GHS Precisions.

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