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Flats on an EB-3?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by purpletornado, Nov 26, 2010.


  1. purpletornado

    purpletornado

    Aug 5, 2009
    Let me preface this by saying I'm no expert on much of anything but I've always had the impression that an EB-3 was supposed to have a growly kind of sound to it. Seems to me that round wounds would be the way to go here. Right now I have a set of GHS Boomers on my Epi EB-3 but I'm more of a flat wound kind of guy. That said, flats seem counter intuitive to me. Am I wrong? Will flats still give me a good sound on a bass like this or should I just stick with rounds?

    I've got two sets of Deep Talkin' LaBellas right now, one round (760RM), one flat (760FL). As I type this I realize these might not work anyways because this is a short scale bass.
     
  2. To me the EB-series was made for flats. The growl is in the pickups...if it's a 6o's model, Newer EB-3 models have different pickups. My '64 EB-0 has Labella flats on it.
     
  3. BassmanAd

    BassmanAd

    Mar 19, 2008
    UK
    EB-3 + flats = thud heaven
     
  4. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    My SG wears LaBella 760FL strings and it growls like a sex panther.
     
  5. purpletornado

    purpletornado

    Aug 5, 2009
    That's it. I'm sold. :D
     
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    I string all of my basses with rounds ...

    But you can put flats on any bass.
     
  7. EB-3 with flats... YES, DO IT!!!
     
  8. aw heck yeah!
     
  9. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:

    I played an EB-O for years,
    Flats work great on them (Big thud)
    Also, GHS Pressure Wounds sound great. ( a little more treble tone)
     

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