fretted jazz with flatwounds

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Mind Eroded, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Mind Eroded

    Mind Eroded Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2003
    Brooklyn/Buffalo, NY
    can anyone suggest any recordings where you can hear a distinct fretted jazz bass with flatwound strings?
    I know flatwounds were popular in the motown era but i hear most motown bassists used a p bass?
    The reason im asking is because i just ordered some flatwounds and I'd kinda like to know what kind of sound to anticipate and how much of a diff it will be from using standard roundwood strings.
  2. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    I believe that "Lemon Song" by Led Zeppelin was played by John Paul Jones on a Jazz with flats, Labellas, if I remember correctly. I think he played most of the time with flatwounds.
  3. J Q F

    J Q F Guest

    Dec 23, 2005
    Victoria, Australia
    Not trying to promote but I've got a recording of
    me doing a solo performance on a fretted flatwound
    bass. I love em they're just so smooth. My teacher
    put me on to them after I listened to Jaco Pastorious
    and started praticing like crazy. Like finger bleeding can't
    stop or I die type crazy. Flatwounds stop that problem
    though i would like to hear it without the frets. I have a
    little problem with fret noise but I think that's more my
    tech. Ummm.. don't know to many commercial recordings
    but check out and
    keep hitting them strings!

    J Q F
    Jimmy Quick Fingers
  4. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Any solo CD's by Meshell Ndegeocello.
    Jazz with flats.
  5. I use a Fender Jazz with Flats. ;)

    (Click the sig to hear it!)