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BACK TO FLATS

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by GM60466, Jun 5, 2007.


  1. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    About a 2 months ago, I changed strings on 10 of my basses. I took off GHS flats and set all ten basses up with Rotosounds 66s. When I am not working, I play about 4 hours a day. It didn't take much to used to the feel. What I didn't like was the extra string noise. Tonaly it was a little hard to fine tune my rig, but I eventually dialed in a sound that worked for me and those who play along side of me.
    On Sunday, I went back to flats on all of my basses. It took the whole day to set them all back up, but when I was done, each bass seemed to feel better and sound bigger than with the Rotosounds.
    Has anyone else had this experience when returning to flats?

    G
     
  2. dela217

    dela217

    Mar 2, 2006
    New Orleans, La
    Yes! I had the same expierence. Except it wasn't on 10 basses! After going from rounds to flats and back to rounds, I am a fan of flats now.

    Michael
     
  3. You would have thought it would have been a better idea to sample rounds on a single bass :p

    But im moving to flats on some of my basses :)

    (Also, maybe it was just the rotosounds, all rounds are different, and personally ive never liked them)
     
  4. 3rdBass

    3rdBass Funk in A Supporting Member

    I've gone through similar experiences SEVERAL times, depending on whether I'm rockin', funkin' or jazzin'. I finally settled on a compromise; keep one set of TI flats and one set of TI super alloy rounds on each of my P style and J style basses. On my A/E fretless flats only of course and also flats on my Dark Starred semi-hollow body. Then the only dilemna is which (2) to take to a gig. :confused:
     
  5. opivy3056

    opivy3056 stardust in a light beam Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2004
    San Diego
    I went from DR Hi-beams to TI jazz flats, then back to DR Sunbeams and then back to TI jazz flats.

    I like flats a lot more, but its always nice to play a show or two with some really bright rounds and some heavy overdrive just to remember what it sounds like.......always putting the flats back on afterwards though. :smug:
     
  6. Jo6Pak

    Jo6Pak

    May 2, 2007
    I switched to flats a few years ago and have no desire to return to rounds on anything...
     
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