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Flats with tension similar to GHS Boomers

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by HawldieMPB, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Hey I'm looking to put flats on my CV Jazz bass and the current strings I have are just too wiggly (don't know what they are unfortunately as they came on the bass used). I have GHS boomers on my Yammy and I like the tension on those (I can't play wiggly strings with precision) and was wondering if there were flats with similar tension that would sound nice on that j bass. Thanks!
  2. Nobody can help me out? I guess I'm just looking for flats with decently high tension?
  3. I recently bought a Ric 4003 and the roundwounds it came with had noticeably low tension. I liked it but wanted to experiment. I hadn't touched flatwounds in years so I looked around here a little and saw that a lot of people were fans of DR flats on their 4003s. I ordered some and the first thing I noticed was that they were way higher tension than the RIC rounds. I had to give the rods an appreciable amount of cranks to get the neck straight again.

  4. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Social Media Manager, Product Development at GHS Strings
    What gauge of Boomers are you using?
  5. Twocan

    Twocan Living the Dream Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2009
    Medway, MA
    Try GHS Precision Flats
  6. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    Any questions or suggestions about string tension needs to include gauges. Otherwise it may be an apples to oranges comparison.

  7. I can't remember unfortunately, they are probably close to ten years old. They don't feel especially heavy though maybe medium, medium light?