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Advice Needed Re: Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by doc540, Jul 28, 2003.


  1. doc540

    doc540

    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    All I've ever played for the last 30 years are Rotosound RS66LB (med light) roundwounds.

    Does anyone make a flatwound with the bite, brilliance, and presence of the Roto's?

    I realize this question may have been asked and answered a thousand times here, but I'm a newbie (if that's a legitimate excuse).

    Thnx:confused:
     
  2. PhilMan99

    PhilMan99

    Jul 18, 2003
    US, Maryland
    flats are intended to *not* have the highs of round-wounds. Flats emphasize the "fundamental", whereas round-wounds have a much more significant "harmonics" component.

    You may care to start with the FAQ. About the 4th thread down in the strings (this) forum. Lots of great stuff there!
     
  3. doc540

    doc540

    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    Thanks, I appreciate someone responding.

    Ya know, I scrolled through the FAQ's before I posted in here (I'm such an obedient little soldier), but must've missed the flat/wound topic.

    I was aware of the typical "brightness" quality of rounds, but thought there might be a new, whizbang flat technology that made them comparable.

    I guess not.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    the halfrounds would be the middleground but i heard they are more or less very simular to roundwounds.
     
  5. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    just read a thread on here about Steve Harris signature Roto's, they are flatrounds with very high tension and are brighter than most if not all other flats....fyi
     
  6. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    It seems to have been covered so far, yet I post anyway... Rotosound flats have a rep of being brighter than other flats but, of course, that's relative. Half rounds feel great like flats, but still retain some roundwound snap.

    Check out speddling's post in the thread below. He links to some MP3's of SIT power flats. They sound great.

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=94517
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
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    definately just regular flats! All the MP3s in my link below except the 1st 3 are with SIT flatwounds. I put some PowerFlats on briefly before putting the 'beta test' rounds on last month. I'll be putting the regular flats back for a jam on Sunday... I think