Flatwound retailers; lack of..?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by dbthump, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. dbthump


    Mar 20, 2009
    I just got a 5 string fretless a couple days ago that had DR rounds on it, so I got some D'adarrio chrome flats from my local GC. It seems that 5 string flats are rare, at least locally, and Sam Ash had none at all in store. I want to get a 2nd set from somewhere online, different brand, just not sure where to get them.

    bassguitarstrings seems to have it all. Is that the best site to go with?
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
  3. RTL

    RTL Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Leander, TX
  4. dbthump


    Mar 20, 2009
  5. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    I am happy with stringsandbeyond.com, fast shipping and good pricing. Not quite the selection juststrings has, but they do have what I need.
  6. mrufino1


    Aug 2, 2005
    Nutley, NJ
    check out mymusicstuff.com and also a guy on ebay Mike's CHop Shop. I have had excellent experiences wiht both recently, mymusicstuff for TI flats, mike's for GHS flats.
  7. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    Elderly Instruments and Jack's Music Store have some good prices too.
  8. Hitpicker

    Hitpicker Guest

    Oct 20, 2007
    I am a flatwound/tapewound string freak (won't use roundwound, period!) and have recently bought a selection of great flats from Big City Strings; stuff that I'd never find locally. My personal favs are the TI jazz flats and the Rotosound Tapewounds;
    the TIs play like butter and the Roto-Tapes have THE most upright-like sound I've heard from an electric bass (mine are on hollowbodies).
    These strings aren't cheap, but sound incredible, and last for years...worth every penny.
    Don't waste your money on cheap strings; these sets play, feel, look and sound GREAT!