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HAs anyone tried Flats on an Ibanez SR 300ish bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Hevy T, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I don't like the amount of ckanl I get from the roundwound strings on my SR 300 and was wondering if anyone tried flats on theirs?

    I know lots of times these basses are used for rock and use rounds, but I wonder if there is a demo or review on this, I can't find one
  2. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    Buy a set of flats and be the first. You'll be known as a pioneer. :)

    Seriously, try a set of GHS Precision Flats and post some clips as they are very flatwound sounding. To me.
  3. lowgroove677


    Jan 8, 2011
    I just switched from blue steels to d'addario chromes on my SR505. I like them, very different sound and very different feel. Not the end all be all of strings for every style. But in the type of music I play now, it's whats fits. Just have to try them and find out if you like them.
  4. Flats will kill the fantastic tone of an Ibby SR ... maybe some D'Add halfrounds will do?

    I guess I'm the oppsite using Prosteels exclusively. I just love new string zing!
  5. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    I also love the zing of new roundwounds, I just hate the clank I get from the treble side of the bass. I put a set of D'dario Flats on last night. The clank is gone, but still not crazy about the tone. I have the same string on my Toby and love it:meh:
  6. I used Chromes on my sr305 for a while. They were just ok. I switched to Half rounds and they were perfect. Dialed back the treble enough to sound smooth and unclanky. I also replaced the preamp on it with a 3 band emg and that did good things. Unfortunately the pickups on that bass never really sounded right to me and it had to go. Look to ground wounds to get some of the Tone back. GHS makes some really good ones as well as the d'addario.
  7. BBox Bass

    BBox Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    NW Pennsylvania
    I tried GHS Brite Flats on my 305 and didn't like them, but I'm not really a fan of flats and half-rounds on fretted basses in general. I have a set of SIT half-rounds on my defretted SR885 that sound great.
  8. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    I run Chromes on my 4401. Stock BartMk1 "buckers and pre. Love 'em.