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Anybody have experience with both of these flats?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Dec 27, 2004.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    My string of choice for the last few years has been Fender 9050M (55-105) flats; however, they don't make them in five string sets nor offer a 130ish single that I can find. I like 9050Ms for their smooth lows, high tension, and untwangy G.

    I'm considering running Ernie Ball Group 1 flats (55 - 110) with a 130 B single on my new SR5.

    Has any other dedicated flatwound fan used both of these strings and can comment on how they compare?
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  3. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    OK, I guess I'll have to be the trailblazer. I ordered the EBs tonight.
     
  4. Ken, I would be interested in a review! :hyper:

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    Treena
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Will do, Treena - I also have a set of (used) Joe Osborn flats coming. Be warned, though - I really suck at putting sounds and tonal descriptions into words, so my comments may be less than useful!