Need String Recommendation-Please Help!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by TN_writer, Sep 18, 2004.

  1. TN_writer


    Feb 3, 2004
    I have a G&L L2500 5-String P-Bass. Currently I have SIT strings on this bass and they are pretty hard on my fingers and tend to "ring" on the frets. Also, the treble is high for the music I play.

    I play mostly Motown, 60's and 70's music and want something with a deeper sound.

    So, after reading a lot of postings I am interested in flatwounds and have read a lot about Sadowsky flatwounds.

    My questions:

    1. What flatwound strings do you experienced bass players recommend for the type of music I play? Is there another flatwound brand I should look at vs. the Sadowsky flatwounds?

    2. What guage should I select (45-65-85-105-130T)?

    3. What about tension with the guage you recommend?

    4. Where would be a good place to order them from?

    5. Finally, what about having to adjust the truss rod for the string you recommend - will I need to do this, and if so, how do I do it (I don't have a local music store who can do this) and what should I be careful of?

    Cost is not really a factor--I just want a good, deep, warm sound.

    I really appreciate any advice and suggestions!

    Thanks in advance!!!