Bright Flats for slapping?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jmone, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. jmone


    Mar 1, 2010
    I have a Jazz bass in my rotation that currently has flats on it. I definitely prefer the tone of flats but I'm slapping a bit more now and would like to change the strings to something not as dull.

    Are there any flats out there with lower tension and on the brighter side making it suitable for slap or should I just find some duller rounds to suit my needs?

    I'm not expecting fresh set of rounds level brightness (and I don't like that tone anyway). But something that's a bit easier and more pleasant sounding.
  2. Ernie Ball Cobalt Flats would probably be the brightest of all flats, and one of the more flexible ones.
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  3. tindrum

    tindrum Supporting Member

    May 2, 2007
    Suffolk, VA
    I totally I agree with this. I have them on my Jazz bass and the slap tone stellar. Actually better than some rounds I've tried. Great strings.
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  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    Chromes. Try the Super Soft set.
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  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Dunlop light gauge flats. Amazing.
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