Least expensive flatwounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by btrag, May 3, 2005.

  1. btrag


    Mar 7, 2005
    I'm just trying to experiment with flatwounds. Anyone know of any "web specials" out there currently? I'm trying to avoid the usual 20-25 dollar price.
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Right now, Music123 has Dean Markley flats for $18.99 plus shipping. Webstrings sells flats for $15 shipped. I personally don't like Webstrings, but I haven't tried their flats. Elderly has Fender 9050's for $16 plus shipping.
  3. Minger


    Mar 15, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Webstrings is still not in stock I think...

    I might try theirs out though.
  4. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
  5. My TI Jazz Flats turned out to be VERY inexpensive, because they last forever. Mine were installed in 2000, gigged weekly, and sound the same. Otherwise, if you are buying only for experimentation, the TI will be very expensive.
  6. Wouldnt "the cheapest strings" be a bad way to test flatwounds? they'll have the worse sound/playability too... Why not try something like Rotosound flats? hell, even BA likes 'em and he hates flats....