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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by sigmafloyd, Jan 20, 2012.
Who out there rocks a jazz with flats as your main bass?
American Deluxe V with Labella's
I'm getting in a Jazz as we speak & I'm thinking of going right to flats to mellow it out for church. My ASAT is my in your face cut through the mix beast, I want the jazz to be different.
I did what Tunaman suggests about 3 years ago - A jazz with flats for my go-to bass, and a MM sterling with rounds for when I need to slice n dice. MM hasn't been out of the case in about 2 years...
Sterling HH with rounds CRUSHES the rest of the pack, ASAT, Bongo, Jazz and is clearly my 1 & only bass if forced to choose. I'd take a Jazz over a Sterling H though.
played a VM jazz with Fender 9050's for over a year, it was my one and only.
Going on 8 to 9 years with my G&L jazz bass with the same flats as my main player.
got a couple of sets of flats coming next week...either those or tapewounds are about to go on my jazz.
Not a Fender jazz, but yes.
Just put flats on my Highway1 P. I tried flats on a MTD Kingston Heir a while back, and I didn't like it. I put some ghs flats on my P and it rocks. Unfortunately, none of my present projects allow the P to shine. If I played in an rnb group though, I would rock the P...constantlee.
TI's on both the '78 and the '69
I just posted in your other thread about your P bass. Anyway here is my 07 American standard with Chromes:
I do. This one will be with me and my band Super-Unknown, tomorrow night....
I just put a new set of flats on my jazz today. Figured i'd give it a whirl
I don't play a J but flatwounds allow a bass to speak in an authoritative accent found nowhere else on the bandstand. The more percussive notes, the ability to dial in a crisp edge without loud finger noise and how un-guitar-like flats make a bass sound are the attractions for me.
Jazz bass - Flatwound vs. Roundwound
Black Nylon Flatwounds GHS Test (on a Jazz Bass)
There's enough selection in flatwounds for four stringed electric basses to find something suitable to one's tastes and ensemble needs. For five stringers pickin's are more slim with Chomes seeming to lead the way in terms of string gauges that appear to be aimed at producing a balanced five string set of flats instead of just being a four string pack with a B thrown in as an afterthought.
Lakland Joe Osborne with chromes here.
I have from time to time.
My main bass is indeed a jazz with flats!