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Herrick Needs Flats For 5-string Precision Bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Herrick, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Please recommend me a good set of 5-string flatwound strings where the B can be strung through the body without any problems. This rules out the 5-string set of D'Addario Chromes sadly :( I'd like to keep this purchase below $40.
  2. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    The Fender 90505 set will work fine for you.

    A lot like Chromes.
  3. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Thank you, Jasper. I will look into those.
  4. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Anyone have any other suggestions?
  5. Joe Smithberger

    Joe Smithberger Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Canton, Ohio, USA
    Lakland Flats work great on the P5. I buy them direct from Lakland.
  6. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Thanks Joe. I'll look into those too.
  7. OP, what is the winding length of your current strings?
    If you have a through-body string mounted, make a mark on the string at the tuner side of the nut.
    Remove the string and measure. This gives the winding length required for your bass.

    For example, my SR5 measures 36.0 inches from ball to nut.
    My new Lo-Rider SS has a 37.75 inch winding length and 2.0" between the nut and closest tuning peg.
    This places the end of the winding length between the nut and tuning peg, where it should be.
  8. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Flats that work thru body for a fiver?

    D'Addario Chromes super long
    GHS Precision Flats Long Plus
    La Bella thru body
    Thomastik Infeld
    Rotosound Jazz 77
    DR Flats

    As far as keeping it below your price point I do not see that being a problem...
  9. Herrick


    Jul 21, 2010
    Munchkin Land
    Sorry, I should've specified that I'm not concerned with stringing through the body. The problem I ran into with the D'Addario Chromes is that the B string is too thick to be strung through the body. It can go in but it requires some work to get it in & out. The long scale Chromes were actually long enough to be strung through & wrapped around the tuning pegs. I haven't tried stringing it through the bridge so I'll give that a try tonight. Thanks for the help everyone :)

    Edit: The B string fit through the bridge but it moved the saddle around. It eventually went through with minimal problems though. Think I'll just stick with the D'Addario Chromes since I like them so much.