new flatwounds broke in a week!!!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by nickname, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. nickname


    Jan 22, 2005
    I don't understand what happened. I switched to flatwounds about a week ago, set intonation, play about 5 times (full sets) on them. Yesterday my D string broke, and then about 5 minutes later my a string broke.

    As far as i understand, flatwounds are suppose to last much longer. Am I doing something wrong?!
  2. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    What kind of strings are they? Also, what bass do you have them on? These would be good things to know.
  3. Juniorkimbrough


    Mar 22, 2005
    Mississippi / Memphis, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland Basses
    maybe you got a bad set?

    where on the string did they break? bridge?

    what brand?

    I've had a set of Chromes on my jazz bass for probably 8 or 9 months and they are perfectly fine. But I do carry a spare set around with me just in case.
  4. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    Sometimes if you have a ****ty bridge, it will cause your strings to break.
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    A whatty kind of bridge?
  6. nickname


    Jan 22, 2005
    Fender Percision Jazz
    Ernie Ball Flatwounds custom guage 45-105
  7. JJBluegrasser

    JJBluegrasser Wannabe Snazzy Dresser

    Apr 17, 2003
    USA, Raleigh, NC
    Is your bridge "string through the body" or through the bridge?

    I broke a set of Labellas right out of the package because my Precision is string through. I called and they said that was a bad idea with standard strings. So they set me a set with tapered ends for free!

  8. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    I broke the D string on a new set of Chromes when stringing it up. I didn't chance it a second time, I put DR Blue Peacocks on it instead.
  9. Warwickluvr


    Dec 26, 2005
    I broke some DR Hi-Beam G strings last year. Maybe I was plucking too hard.

    Could that possibly be your problem?
  10. froovs


    Mar 17, 2005
    thats pretty much what happens with flats

    if you get a duff one it will snap pretty soon after you put them on

    rather than last a while then go

  11. Xanaptabil


    Jul 18, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    Where did they break?
  12. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Have used flats for years.
    Flats don't like string-thru. bridges.