Flats on a modern bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by RS, May 29, 2001.

  1. RS


    Aug 27, 2000
    Cleveland, OH
    Anyone ever put flatwounds on a graphite neck or fancy woods bass? Just curious how that would sound.
  2. It would sound good :D To me at least.

    I love flats. Rounds are just too abrasive for me. I know it's a technique issue, and I currently have my fretted bass strung up with rounds, but I still prefer the thump of a good set of flats.

    To each his own.

    I gather from your question that you have one of these "modern" basses? If so, why not string her up with a set of Fender 9050's and report back to us on how it sounds?

    I would do it, but neither of my basses could be considered modern :D

  3. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Not exactly a answer to your question - But I used flats to deaden my sound on my violin bass... The reason was that I had some "hot" zones and some "dead" zones and I hated having a bass that sounded different tone-wize as I moved from fret to fret... flats fixed my problem very well.
  4. i always wondered what flats would sound like on a stringray....
  5. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I use ONLY flats on my Stingrays. Suits my style.