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Looking for flatwounds long enough to...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by edubb, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. edubb


    Dec 6, 2006
    run through body on my new Lakland DJ5. Picked up the la Bella deep talking strings but they arent long enough to do it.
  2. FenderP

    FenderP Supporting Member

    May 7, 2005
    Maybe try the Rotosound RS77EL which is an extra long set.
  3. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Not what you asked, but Labella counsels against stringing through body anyway.

    Personally I wouldn't let the ability to string through body or not influence my choice of strings; I've never heard a difference going through body or top-loading.
  4. billbern


    Sep 11, 2004
    Daytona Beach, Fl
    Endorsing: Inearz In-ear Monitors
    The only flats I have experience with run through body on my lakland, are the TI's. JF365's
  5. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    GHS Precision Flats will fit almost anything.
    D'Addario Chromes Extra Long (regular Long Chromes not nearly long enough)
    TI Flats, but you'll need the JF365 set (for 36" basses)
  6. redstrand

    redstrand Supporting Member

    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    The 36" TI's...those are the only one long enough for string through. Sound and feel great.
  7. bigfatbass

    bigfatbass Inactive

    Jun 30, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Endorsing Artist: Karl Hoyt Basses
    flats aren't designed for the hard angle created by through-the-body stringing and can result in cracked windings. I'd advise against it, and most string manufacturers will do the same.
  8. edubb


    Dec 6, 2006
    For the recommendations. Gotta consider the flatwound through-body issue. I love the sound of flatwounds though.
  9. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Im using D'Addario Chromes Extra Long on my Lakland Duck Dunn. Strung through the body and ive not noticed any side effects (yet).
  10. edubb


    Dec 6, 2006
    how long have you been using them?.
  11. dave_bass5


    May 28, 2004
    London, UK.
    Just over a month i think. Average 2 gigs a week and about 3 hours playing at home per week.
  12. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    GHS Precision flats.
  13. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
  14. edubb


    Dec 6, 2006
  15. Lokire

    Lokire Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Seattle, Washington
    Just out of curiosity, why would you want to string through the body? I wouldn't let that affect your string choices.
  16. GHS precision flats, GHS Bright Flats (really ground wound) and TI jazz flats are long enough.

    I've never had any issues with them strung through the body on Fenders.

    La Bella is the only company that has the through body warning btw.

    And yes I can hear the difference.
    Add an insane drummer, guitar players, etc then only I know but I feel good about it.

  17. Moe Monsarrat

    Moe Monsarrat Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Austin, Tx.
    Endorsing artist:Regenerate Guitar Works Carvin, Micheal Kelly Guitars
    GHS makes a flat wound set that fits my 36" scale Elrick 5. I believe they would be long enough.
  18. jbassplayer


    Jul 30, 2008
  19. Fender32


    Jun 23, 2005
    Kent, England
    :confused: Which La Bella Deep Talkin' flats?

    I use these extra long ones on my '55 P Bass and they're plenty long enough (although if I tried to put them on a standard P Bass, all the silk and about 1" of full thickness string would end up on the post :meh:).


    Could it be that you have the standard length set?

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