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Flexible strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by blackreverend, Jul 23, 2012.


  1. Hey guys,
    Tried looking for my old thread, but couldn't find it; I'm looking for opinions about what the most light and flexible set of flat wounds is. I'm kinda looking at two sets - chromes or ti flats - I do want the thumpy, mellow sound, but due to hand problems, I can't use heavy flats (currently have rotosound flats.)

    So what are your thoughts?
     
  2. the wako kid

    the wako kid

    May 11, 2011
    Denver,CO
    get tapewounds dude. d addario chrome tapes
     
  3. Already tried those; great feel, but the sound is a little "boinky" if you know what I mean.
     
  4. PlungerModerno

    PlungerModerno

    Apr 12, 2012
    Ireland
    TI's are reknown for feeling very roundish and flexible (while being smooth) with a unique flat tone... haven't tried them, will eventually...

    I'm using chromes ATM... not what I'd call too flexible, but balanced in tone with a lot of high end for a flat.

    EDIT: I had the chromes for my first try at flats... liked them, wanted more warm low mids, and a tighter E and A string...
    got a .45 - 1.05 Roto 77's . . . much more even tension than the chromes... but much more tension too. Good tone though. Back to the .45 - 1.00 chromes now. very low action... not too tense.

    I'd recommend the T.I.'s as they have more give according to people who've tried everything.
     
  5. I myself really love Sadowsky flats. Best flats I´ve ever tried
     
  6. Clutchcargo

    Clutchcargo Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    BR, nothing against chromes but I don't think you'll find an "easier to play" flat than the TI's. Many seem to find them too floppy but being a guitar player convert I think they feel (and sound) great. More expensive but I've got a set that's been on several basses and I think they sound as good as they did on the first bass about 3-4 years ago. Call me crazy but nothing compares in the easiest to play category. Good luck and sorry to hear about the hand problems, Lee......
     

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