Flatwound Tension Ratings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by lmfreeman9, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    It would be good do have a comprehensive list of flatwound strings.

    On a 1 to 10 scale with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest
    Please rate bass strings. I will start with the ones I am familiar with.

    Thomastik Infeld jazz flats-1

    Pyramid Gold-4.5

    DR Hi Beam Flats-5.5

    D'Addario Chromes Medium 50-105 - 8
  2. bassforce

    bassforce Guest

    Feb 7, 2007
    8 for D'addario Chromes? Not enough scale for Fender flats

    Fender 9059's 50-100 - 15 ;)
  3. +1 to wishing makers published their strings' specifications.

    But for that, are you ranking actual tension (in pounds of 'pull') or perceived "stiffness"("feel")? Both are useful.
  4. Yes, I do agree "tension" and "stiffness" are both important considerations, although I would imagine "stiffness" is a lot more subjective and harder to measure in specific numbers than "tension".
  5. Good point!

    I don't see any objective standard coming in: we can't even get tension info from the makers.
  6. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    Correction the Chromes are 50-105 rated 8
    Sadowsky 40-100 are a 4
    LaBella DTF FS are a 5
  7. Aussie Mark

    Aussie Mark I come from a land down under

    Oct 26, 2002
    Sydney, Oz
    Endorsing Artist: Fender; O'Neill Amps; Cave Passive Pedals
    Using that scale, if Fender are 15, Roto are 20. If Chromes are 8, Dean Markley would be around 10-12.
  8. subscribed.

    wondering how ghs precision flats rank...