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GIVE YOUR PERSONAL LIST OF PROS AND CONS FOR ROUNDWOUND AND FLATWOUND STRINGS

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by de la mocha, Mar 14, 2006.


  1. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    This is a spin off of the WE BASSISTS GOT IT BAD thread. The reason why is because although the round wounds talk back, I was told it could clean up your technique. And Flatwounds are completely perfect (my own opinion) but you can't get the clear treble out of them.

    I'm just gonna compile the info and then choose whether to keep my noisy rounds or go back to my flats for my brand new and first Fender!
     
  2. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    IMO...

    Roundwounds have better feel and tone
    But flatwounds sound sweeter and sweeter as they get older, roundwounds not necessarily
     
  3. Mudfuzz

    Mudfuzz

    Apr 3, 2004
    WA...
    Yes you can! I've never had a problem with getting enough treble with flats, or mids.
     
  4. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Round:

    PROS
    -----
    sound like roundwounds

    CONS
    -----
    don't sound like flats, though good use of EQ and hands can get mighty close in some instances

    Flat:

    PROS
    -----
    sound like flats

    CONS
    ------
    try to get them to sound like aggressive roundwounds - hah - good luck!

    Horses for courses.
     
  5. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Round:

    PROS
    -----
    Infact do sound like roundwounds.
    Good agressive slap sound too.

    CONS
    -----
    Don't sound like flats.
    Eat away at fretless unfinished fingerboards.

    Flat:

    PROS
    -----
    Have the sweet flat sound.

    CONS
    ------
    Not a very agressive sound.
    Too flat and slippery to the fingers.