Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by unclebass, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. If you go by reading the threads that are currently active, you would think that 95% of all bass players use flats. They must last forever, if you go by what is on the wall at the local music stores.
  2. Surely there must be at least 3 other roundwound users in here...
  3. Heres one!
  4. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Sacramento CA
    What's a "roundwound"? ;)

    (that's all I use....DR Sunbeams)
  5. f.c.geil


    May 12, 2011
    Flats are enjoying a resurgence in popularity, and they do last forever.

    BTW, I use flats on my P, RotoSound 66 Stainless rounds on my PJ and J.
  6. skullservant


    Aug 15, 2011
    I've been a roundwound user for years- tried a set of flats and I really didn't care for them for whatever reason. They just seemed too mellow for me. Ended up immediately going back to roundwound strings!
  7. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    From about 1968 to 1972 I used Flat’s. 1972-2006 it wasTape Wounds. Experimented with Flats again in 2007.

    My GF bought a bass for me that came with Elixer Round Wounds on it. My original thought was to have Tape’s tossed on before it left the store. TB’ers talked me out of it, and the feel was pretty good for Rounds, now I am not so sure. The reason I am reluctant to change is I love the way the bass sounds now. Occasionally I lost note definition with Tapes.
  8. braud357

    braud357 Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2010
    Gonzales, LA
    Roundwounds on both my Jazz bass and Squier CV 50's Precision - AND on my Dean ABG !
  9. MoJo1364


    Mar 22, 2013
    I Love the sound of old broken in Round wounds. Not too bright but yet good punch and sustain :bassist:
  10. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    Roto's 66 on my Spectors, chromes on my G&L......
  11. Yes.
  12. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Sure ...flatwounds too.
  13. Gasman

    Gasman Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2007
    South Carolina
    Roto 66s on one P, switch between rounds and flats on the other. Flats on the Stingray, rounds on the Ric.
  14. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I have always used round wounds. I tried flats a few weeks ago and didn't like them.
  15. Mazinger

    Mazinger Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2002
    I just recently put rounds on my p that had flats for years.
  16. I tried flats once, and while liked certain things about them, they only lasted one gig for me. A broken in set of nickel round wounds works best for me.
  17. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. Both! Rounds on one jazz and a P/J and flats on the other jazz and my Stingray copy.
  19. Me! I use both flat & roundwound :eek:
  20. 1954bassman


    Jun 7, 2004
    Hickory, NC