Largest flat wound string?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Anonymous7, Dec 15, 2013.


  1. Anonymous7

    Anonymous7

    Oct 21, 2012
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  3. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    D'Addario has a .132 in Chromes
    Ernie Ball has a .130 in Flats
    T-I has a .136 in Nickel Flat

    Why do you ask?
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  5. MR PC

    MR PC

    Dec 1, 2007
    Can't remember the gauge (maybe 130) , but I used a Chromes B string. It was bright and clear. It was a big stiff muther, and sounded great on my 34" scale G & L fiver. If there's ever a commercial market for F#, C#, G# flats;)...anyway somebody somewhere will be willing to custom make them. In the upright bass realm, a Thomastik Spirocore Stark B (flatwound steel) is a huge string.
     
  6. beate_r

    beate_r

    Jan 25, 2012
    Germany
    TI makes a .135 or .136

    AFAIK the Pyramid Black Nylon B is also really thick.
     
  7. MR PC

    MR PC

    Dec 1, 2007
    +1
     
  8. Anonymous7

    Anonymous7

    Oct 21, 2012
    Wanted to get a big flat wound B string is all
     
  9. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The TI seems to be the biggest, but I bet the chrome has more tension.
     
  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Ti is biggest and most flexible

    If you want a rigid string most rigid is La Bella.
     
  11. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member