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Are the flatwound strings good for rock ?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MojoRizin, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Thomastik

    4 vote(s)
  2. Fender 9050

    2 vote(s)
  3. D'addario

    9 vote(s)
  4. Pyramid Gold

    2 vote(s)
  5. Rotosound

    6 vote(s)
  6. La Bella

    4 vote(s)
  7. an other (pls precise)

    3 vote(s)
  1. MojoRizin


    Sep 4, 2012
    Psyche Rock, Ambiant Rock, post-punk, new wave, Heavy Metal (like black Sabbath), Hard Rock, ska (like the Specials) etc.

    U can visite my lastfm profile to know what type of music I listen :


    So, do u think that flatwound strings will be good to play the music I love ? :D

    If yes, what is the better brand for flatwound strings ? (poll)

    PS : I have a Squier VM Jazz Bass with that !

    thx and sorry for my bad english

    Edit : what gauge I should get ?
  2. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I suggested La Bellas. I'm a fan of the La Bella 760FS set. La Bellas just have a "heft" to the sound that I don't hear with other brands.

    I also like the new-ish Fender 9050CL set--it's a little brighter than the La Bellas.
  3. BBG4SII


    Feb 27, 2009
    Chromes...I like the Custom Light Set 40-100. Well balanced, plenty of lows and much zing if needed.
  4. Malachi71


    Oct 11, 2007
    +1 One of my favorites! I've used the 50-105, 45-100, and now the 40-100 custom light set.
  5. MojoRizin


    Sep 4, 2012
    i dont like the Thomastik strings coz' of the ridiculous gauge, I like when the strings are well tight, stiff...
    The Addario are like I want ? :D Are they polyvalent ?
  6. soulman969


    Oct 6, 2011
    So anxious you have to ask twice???
  7. MojoRizin


    Sep 4, 2012
    error ^^
  8. mntngrown

    mntngrown Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    Santa Cruz Ca
    James jamerson with the funk brothers, watch the movie "standin in the shadows of mowtown" Duck Dunn with Booker T and the Blues Brothers and Freddie King "gettin ready world" .

    Carl Radle with Derrick and the Dominoes. That is just a start list.
    Probably nothing you mentioned.
    So old school thump. That jason meldal johnson or jackson fella likes chromes though. Search on and correct me if you want to. This is somewhat tongue in cheek because there is about a months worth of reading on this subject here.
  9. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    If you want old school thump.LaBellas.For something more aggressive, Rotosounds.
  10. PBnJBassist


    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Not sure, but go with TI flats. IIRC I think (correct me if I'm wrong here) Geezer used them at one point. Even though I'm not too partial to their tone, other bassists have gotten great tones from them. I'd say shell out the $$$ for the "most magical" flats ever to grace a bass's neck and if they don't work out, sell them here to some funk-hungry soul and buy another set of flats with the cash.
  11. Jay2U

    Jay2U Not as bad as he lóòks

    Dec 7, 2010
    22 ft below sea level
    An alternative are Ernie Ball flatwounds. They look, feel and sound similar to d'Addario Chromes. I use them because they come as singles. This saves me money for my BEAD tuned bass.