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Lakland Joe Osborn flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Peter McFerrin, Jun 1, 2001.

  1. Anybody used these for 5-string? Bass Player called them "the best flats for slap," but I take their reviews with a small boulder of salt. I'm getting kinda dissatisfied with the whole roundwound thing, at least on my Dean, which isn't really a funk machine anyway.
  2. snyderz


    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    I use 'em on my Stingray 5. I like them.
  3. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    I put 'em on a 5-string Reverend I had, and they sounded and played great...if you're looking for real flatwound tone (think Jamerson). I wouldn't even think of slapping on them, though.
  4. Hmm...well, it's a moot point now, as I figured out how to get a great vintage Precision sound out of my Dean (neck pickup soloed, cut all onboard bass and treble). It works great for Steely Dan and Iron Maiden--only time you'll ever see those two names together...
  5. nastyn8c


    Feb 7, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    Do they have that low-mid/low boom or punch that everyone says flats have?