are smooth better than coiled

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by koolb, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. koolb


    Mar 31, 2003
    n. manchester, IN.
    please give me you opions
    thank you:bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  2. Can you be a little more specific please?

  3. atldeadhead


    Jun 17, 2002
    I'm guessing by smooth you mean flatwound and coiled means roundwound???
  4. koolb


    Mar 31, 2003
    n. manchester, IN.
    sorry about the confuseon
    i have bad spelling:p :spit: :cool:
  5. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Neither one is better than the other.

    Roundwounds are good for things like slapping because they are brighter and really cut through. They have become the standard today because they sound good in almost every situation.

    Flatwounds are more of a vintage sound. They're more organic sounding more percussive, and have a more classic sound. You really don't want to be going to any funk gigs with flats, but if you are playing anything else you should be ok.

    You really just have to decide what you want your sound to be and then choose strings accordingly.
  6. koolb


    Mar 31, 2003
    n. manchester, IN.
    thanks for the help