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Best Flatwounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bass_masta16, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    +1. My favorite flats so far. I had a set for eight years on my fretless and only changed them to get the heavier set on there.

    Actually, I like to blend the heavier D and G with the medium (lighter) E and A (and B as appropriate).

  2. Spinal Tapper

    Spinal Tapper

    Nov 15, 2007
    Roto 77's!
  3. Holy, alot of different strings to choose from
  4. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
    +1 for TI jazz flats
  5. Groover


    Jun 28, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    Just ordered a set of Sadowsky Flatwounds... I'm hoping those to be the best ever :smug:

    I've used Labellas Deep Talking Flats, and Daddario Chromes, and TI's to this date.

    Labellas (On P Bass) - Still My Favorites, but looking for a little more aggressive tone while retaining the flatwound-ness... Also, the tension is OK, but a little less would be nicer for me I think. A little too scooped on my E strings (Using SD Antiquity II, which isn't helping... was too deep and non-defined at times on the E string)

    Chromes (On P Bass) - Nice tone, not as "phat" as the Labellas, and more agressive when digging in. Tension is better, but still not my ideal at this point, but only tried them for a short time and my bass wasn't quite setup to my liking. Very "Ringy" strings on Harmonics and when just letting strings ring out was more than I was used to with the Labellas. Nice ringing I guess, made me laugh, but almost seemed too much. I will give these a try again however with a brand new set (tried an old used set) if I don't like the Sadowsky.

    TI (On J Basses) - I have them on a fretless right now, but have also tried them on variuos J basses. Sounded great in the mix, but I just don't care for the feel on the, and still not used to the tone. They seem to be breaking-in nicely on my fretless however... I'll most likely keep them there for a long time, as I don't really use the fretless during gigs. I don't plan on using these again on a fretted because the tension is just doesn't work for my playing style.

    I hope that helps.
  6. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003

    TI-JF344- great strings, I dig the tension, eazy to bend.
    Great fretless string.

    Labella-760- the Jamerson set.
    Great on my fretted P-bass. (old school tone)
    Heavy tension, take getting use too.
    Big tone.

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