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Flats and Punk

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by lawndart, Jun 7, 2004.


  1. lawndart

    lawndart

    Oct 4, 2003
    Northern NJ
    Just wondering if anyone plays in a punk/rock band and uses flats? I played a 60s P with flats yesterday and loved the 'thunk' you get from the strings.
    Also who makes descent flats?
     
  2. Hmm, sounds like it'd be a cool tone. Less trebley and more thump, would probably rock pretty hard. I don't play flats, but I've played Fender 9150's and they're pretty high tension, moderately bright flats. There are also Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Flats, which are the other side of the spectrum with extremely low tension. I'd say the Fenders would be better for punk, considering their high tension for hard plucking and relatively low price (good in case you don't like them!).
     
  3. lawndart

    lawndart

    Oct 4, 2003
    Northern NJ
    wow very quick reply.....ya know i was just looking at the Fenders on StringitUp's website.....hhmmm
     
  4. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    i like my flats on my grabber for punk.
     
  5. lawndart

    lawndart

    Oct 4, 2003
    Northern NJ
    thats cool what kind do you use?
     
  6. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    fender stainless flats.
     
  7. I like Fenders as well.