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Flatwounds Please

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by thisSNsucks, May 2, 2005.

  1. thisSNsucks


    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Ok guys I got a MM Stingray that I love to play but I wanna mellow down the bite it has, so I wanna try some Flatwounds. I play mostly punk and metal and Im real interested in seeing how flats (played pick and finger style) would sound in these genres. I hear good things about TI flats, but I have no idea where to get them. So if all you flatwound guys and gals out there would be so kind to recommend a set of flats that you think would be nice for what I'm lookin for, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!
  2. You could always contact Mr. Sadowsky ( He has two different gauges available for both 4 string and 5 string, as well as an XL set for 5 string.

    I think they give you what you are looking for in a typical flatwound, with a little more clarity on the low end. They are also very nicely finished.

    La Bella tape wounds would move you even further to mellow. I am a big fan of them.
  3. thisSNsucks


    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the input and yes it is hard to tame the growl of EB basses Lovethatbass, but you gotta keep in mind the Sterling is a different animal to the Stingray. I've heard flats on a ray is amazing so Im just curious
  4. Give them a try

    I played an SR-5 and had a Sterling but never played a standard Ray. The SR-5 and Sterling were alot alike except the number of strings and the neck width.
  5. thisSNsucks


    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Will do. Yes the SR5 is acctually more like a Sterling, same electronics, just different number of strings and body styling.
  6. I put TI Jazz Flats on my MIA Jazz Bass...hey...didn't even sound like a Jazz Bass anymore...more like a P bass...sounded good though.
    I went back to Elixer Nanowebs for a bit more versatility.
  7. slybass3000

    slybass3000 Banned

    Nov 5, 2004
    Recently, I've put flatwound on my P-Bass. I don't remenber which kind but it gives me a real Larry Graham sound on funk thumping. I couldn't believe it, not harsh sounding, but deep tone!! I love it.