Cheaper alternative to flatwounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Cambass, Jun 2, 2001.

  1. I have recently converted my bass into a fretless and have been told that I should buy some flatwound strings so as not to greatly damage the fretboard. The only problem is the price, I asked a few shops yesterday and none of them had any in stock but could order them but the prices they gave me ranged from $75 to $150 (Australian dollars). This is way too expensive for my modest budget so I was wondering, is there a cheaper alternative to flatwound strings, that would be suitable for a fretless bass? Or is it possible to buy cheap flatwounds?
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Dang! That's like ~$38 to ~$76 USD :eek:. I think
    somebody's pullin' your....leg :p

    Maybe try Just Strings. They're bassed in the U.S.,
    but have international shipping. They have Fender
    flats for ~33 AUD, Ernie Ball flats for ~44 AUD,
    GHS ~44 AUD, etc. Sheetmusic Plus is another
    online dealer with good prices.

    I bet Merls (merlin) could help ya out...I think he
    dwells somewhere down yonder :) .
  3. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    See Herm's post on strings for sale.
  4. Thanks for the replies, I also found an Australian online string site but they didn't have as much range. The prices on were quite cheap even when converted to Aus $$ although it said that there was a $36US shipping charge for international orders which then makes the price just as much as it is here!