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Flatwound Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by SFB, Nov 15, 2000.

  1. SFB

    SFB Guest

    I just wanted to know if I am the only person that uses
    flatwound strings.I have a Yahama BBN5II with D'Addario
    Chromes High Finish Ribbon Wound Soft Gauge Long Scale strings.When I get the $$$$$ saved up I plan on getting a
    Carvin BB70F.I don't slap or use a pick.I'm just a two
    fingered plunker.
  2. olivier


    Dec 17, 1999
    Paris, France
    TWO FINGERED: Great, lots of flatwound users here, but you should go plunk on the bass guitar (BG) side of the board. Here it's double bass (DB), and the scale is longer than what you plunk. Take it easy.
  3. rablack


    Mar 9, 2000
    Houston, Texas
    SFB - I too use flatwound strings. You've probably never heard of the brand - Corelli. The 41.5" scale on my bass really makes the low notes speak! And the unplugged volume is really great too. "How do I hold such a long scale instrument?" you might ask. I stand up next to it. I'm also not sure how roundwounds would work with a bow. :) Peace.

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