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Flatwound Frenzy

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by 59jazz, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    I'm looking for a set of 5 string flats....clear, articulate, good mids and punchy. With medium tension; something in between TI's and Chromes. I have played: TI's, GHS P flats, LaBella tapes, Fender flats, GHS Pressurewounds (not a flat, but darn close, wish they came in 5'rs) Wondering if the LaBella 760's Deep Talkin Bass, would fit the bill?

    Thanks, Steve
  2. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    I really like Lakland Joe Osborn Flats as well as Sadowsky Flats. I use the .105 sets.
  3. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    The La Bella Deep Talkin' Bass FLs are in between. More tension than the TIs, less than the chromes. More thumpy and Motownish tone than both.

    According to my truss rod, the Deep Talkin' FS is the same tension as the Chromes (within a thou), but they feel tighter. I didn't like the FS at all.

    The La Bellas are extremely smooth strings. Chromes feel rough after the La Bellas.