Danelectro "Bass VI" baritone - flats or rounds?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by notbillcosby, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. notbillcosby


    Jul 18, 2013
    I got a set of LaBella Flatwound Bass VI strings to put on my 30" Danelectro Baritone. I like it! It sounds cool and is lots of fun to play. I'm wondering though if I'd like round wound strings more... I would like this instrument to have a plucky, bright sound that has more of a baritone vibe than a bass vibe. We could talk all day about the pros and cons of going one way or the other, but what I'd REALLY like to know is:

    Does someone have a good demo clip of a Danelectro Bass VI E-e baritone with roundwound strings that I could hear?

    Before you say it, yes, I could buy a set and try them. But these LaBellas were expensive! If it turns into a buzzy mess with the roundwounds or loses the definition that it has currently, I could save myself a few dollars by hearing it first!
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
  3. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Along with what jimmy said, you could also put together a set of strings from singles on that same website. All you need are a short scale E and A, then you can use long/ medium scale strings for the rest... This gives you the option to even just buy one or two strings and test them out.