Bernard Edwards strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Frenchy-Lefty, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. I am a big Bernard Edwards (Chic) fan and was recently asked to record a studio track with a tone close to his. Having owned a Stingray and tried flatwounds on it I have never subscribed to the idea that Bernard used real flats.
    He admitted never changing the original strings on his Musicman bass. After research, I found out that until 1980 (Bernards'bass was a '79), original Stingrays came from the factory with GHS Brite Flats which are actually half-rounds.
  2. GK Growl

    GK Growl Inactive

    Dec 31, 2011
    I thought I remember reading that Bernard Edwards used Dean Markley flatwounds back then.
  3. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    The girst StingRays came with GHS Precision Flats, When I got mine in '79, different strings were on different Music Man basses- flats Brite-Flsts, ond one Sabre had Boomers.
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