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D'addario flatwound tension

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Mikemike, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. Mikemike

    Mikemike Miscreant

    Jun 18, 2002
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    Are D'addario Chromes higher or lower in tension than Dean Markley flats?
  2. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    I havent used Dean Markley flats, but my D'Addario chromes are IMO a perfect tension. Not too tight, not too loose. Slightly higher tension than the stock flatwounds that came on my bass.
  3. Tbass66


    Mar 15, 2002
    I have recently had both sets on my bass(ric4003) side by side..both 45-100 gauge. The Dean Markley's seem to have a little less tension but not a big difference..the DM's are dark and thuddy sounding and almost identical to the ghs flats. The D'Addario are i bit more bright sounding and ring out longer..i like the D'Addario's better :bassist:

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