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Now that I have a Warwick, I wanna put flats on it...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Jul 3, 2003.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    ... just like the rest of my harem.

    Any suggestions for a FNA four?

    I run Fender 9050Ms on everything but the ABGs and the Steinbergers, but I do have a new set of Roto "Steve Harris" .050 ~ .110 flats lying around. I suspect they'd sound like the voice of doom!
     
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    me too, I got a warwick yesterday :D ;) but that is a Corvette Standard 6 :p

    I think i will put warwick Black lights (.040-.060-.080-.100) on mine: it has worked on my previous bass, nice clear and punchy, but much smoother than the normal ones.

    You might even try Elixir or Fodera, some people here say they are quite good - but i havent yet tried them (and cant even get the foderas here)
     
  3. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    oh you wrote flats in the title? sorry, i didnt notice that at first... then Warwick is out...
    hows about TI Flats, then?
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Anybody? I can't be the only old fart that wants to use flats on these!
     
  5. i read on there web site they were talking to this bass player and he said to uses flats on a Corvette stnd. for a sic motown sound. omg i dont know why i started useing round wounds again,iam so going back,after i try them red ghs.
     
  6. bollefen

    bollefen

    Mar 13, 2003
    CT
    have a corvette classic 5 rockbass fromn warwick and it was just too bright and raucous even with TI jazz rounds (mellow for rounds)

    was going to sell it, then tried TI Jazz Flats which i have on my fretless mim jazz, couldn't be happier.

    i play through a mesa walkabout and aggie 1x12 and the combination is incredible. very different than my jazz.

    give them a try. :p

    bill
     
  7. I want to try some flats on my Thumb 4 someday. Maybee TI's. I have a set of Labella Flats (The Jamerson Set) just sittin' around 'cause they don't fit my '01 P-Bass (string-thru only bridge).