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Flatwounds and half-rounds questions.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by madbassplaya, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Just wanted to see what you guys thought of these two style of strings.

    Currently I am playing two Stingrays and I love them. They are the best places i've ever played, but I've never liked roundwounds a whole lot, yet everyone seems to play rounds on a Stingray. I was thinking of putting flats on one Ray and Halfs on the other.

    I play in church, and have a couple of different rockbands that i'm playing in. I used to have flats on a passive jazz and I lvoed the tone. I was gonna put some on my Ray when I first got it, but several of my guitar and bass playing friends told me I was defeating the purpose of having a Stingray if I put flats on it.

    I'm ready to try them out but wanted to see if anyone else had experience using flats or halfrounds on an aggressive bass like a Stingray. Also, how different do these strings sound? I've never played halfrounds so i'm a little apprehensive to spend 35 bucks on them.
  2. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Try a search here for "stingray flats", and you'll see this discussed a bunch.

    I think you'll just have to try it. I think Rays sound great with flats.

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