Flatwounds with J p/u's

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by markman, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. markman


    Dec 19, 2003
    Does anyone use flatwounds with J pickups? I have a Dean Razor Standard with active J p/u's. I really don't care for the sound I get from it. It sounds to me like a detuned guitar. I really like the bass, and really don't want to get rid of it. Is there anything I could do to get more of a bass sound like on the "Lemon Song" by Zepplin? I realize I can't get the exact sound, but I want to get rid of some of the twanginess. Thanks for any help.
  2. Try nickel strings.. perhaps you have stainless steel on? Try a bone nut. That can help bring out the bass in an instrument.
  3. Dude

    Dude Commercial User

    Mar 19, 2000
    Owner: The Dude Pit Forum (closed) Producer: School of Bass
    Try Thomastik-Infeld JF-344's...they have plenty of "zing" for flats.