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Lower tension flats for 35" scale

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by SwitchGear, Aug 29, 2007.


  1. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear

    Mar 23, 2005
    Wisconsin
    I am awaiting a Skyline DJ5 I recently bought. I love the sound and feel of Ernie Ball 45-100 flats on my 4 string Fender.

    Can someone recommend a set of flats for a DJ5 that would be similar in tone and feel (tension) to the EB flats?

    Thanks
     
  2. Groovin

    Groovin

    May 25, 2006
    Wash, D.C.
    Get a set of Thomastik Infeld strings. Very low tension and the sound is incredible.
     
  3. bassic1959

    bassic1959

    Jan 16, 2003
    I second the motion for TI Jazz Flats. Very low tension and they play great. They are expensive but they last a long time. I use them on my 55-01.
     
  4. 62bass

    62bass

    Apr 3, 2005
    Yes, the T.I. Jazz Flats. I have them on all my basses and won't play on anything else. My oldest set is past 6 years now and still sounds good. In fact, as good as they did after they had settled in after a week of playing. I paid $60 Canadian for them. That works out (so far) to less than $10 a year.
     
  5. That's a great price. Mine were $70 US for the 5-string set. I've had the regular 345s on Laklands as well and the windings just clear the nut, but of course not thru the body.
     
  6. 62bass

    62bass

    Apr 3, 2005
    Oh yes, mine are 4 string sets. I don't know what the 5 string sets sell for locally.
     
  7. +1 on the TI Jazz Flats
     
  8. fearceol

    fearceol

    Nov 14, 2006
    Ireland

    + 2 :)
     

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