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Best B string in a non round/non traditional flat??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by therhodeo, Dec 3, 2013.


  1. therhodeo

    therhodeo

    Feb 28, 2011
    Owasso OK
    I want something different on my #2 bass. Its a 35" scale 5 string. Don't want rounds as thats whats on my #1 and 4 string and I don't want old school Jamerson style flats.

    It will likely be tuned to Bb so something with good tension or heavier gauges is preferable. Want really greasy midrange and fat lows but not super rolled off highs.
     
  2. tink9975

    tink9975 Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2006
    MoCo, MD
    I've been using Chromes on on my P5, tuned to Bb, sounds great.
    Tamer than rounds, but not the jamerson flat sound.
     
  3. therhodeo

    therhodeo

    Feb 28, 2011
    Owasso OK
    Maybe I'm wrong but I thought they weren't super interesting in the mids?
     
  4. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 \/\/3by!st0 Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    NoCal
    I am loving Smith compression wounds. Stiff so I go with lightest guage the 125 b is not floppy. An almost round sound with a flat - ish feel.
     
  5. therhodeo

    therhodeo

    Feb 28, 2011
    Owasso OK
    Do most compression/pressure wounds have a stiffer feel?
     
  6. StevieMac

    StevieMac Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    IMO yes. Much stiffer feeling than their gauge would indicate.
     
  7. therhodeo

    therhodeo

    Feb 28, 2011
    Owasso OK
    Does that translate into a better feeling B string?
     
  8. StevieMac

    StevieMac Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC

    I've only used them on a 4 string p-bass.