gone flat

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bizzaro, Nov 19, 2000.

  1. bizzaro


    Aug 21, 2000
    I recently switched to flat wound strings and found that they pop O.K., but I can't get them to slap with very much success. Am I doing something wrong?? Or is it a characteristic of flats??
  2. MJB


    Mar 17, 2000
    Flats not recommended for slap.
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I agree with MJB, but some flats will slap better than others. Larry Graham used to use flats sometimes. Still, they won't give you the same kind of sound as rounds. Also, you could try half-rounds like GHS Brite Flats which are ground roundwounds that are brighter than flats, but much smoother than rounds.

    I use flatwounds on my Fender, but I'm looking for a string-bassish kind of attack, and I don't slap 'em.