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P bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jgrabs07, Jan 3, 2013.


  1. Jgrabs07

    Jgrabs07

    Apr 26, 2012
    Temple Texas
    The boss aka (my wife) recently let me pull the trigger on a new american standard, i play in a classic cover band looking for some good flat wounds, with good mid to lows, with a bit of grawl
     
  2. Sorry what is your question?
     
  3. hersonRS3

    hersonRS3

    Aug 23, 2012
    Norwalk, CA
    I think he's looking for some strings.
     
  4. JYBass

    JYBass

    Jun 6, 2012
    California
    DR Legends.
     
  5. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    For me, my favorite flats on a P are LaBellas. Pure thumpy goodness. For something with a touch more zing (but still a thumpy flat), the D'Addario Chromes are my choice.


    BTW - This should be in the "Stings" section
     
  6. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper The G&L L5000 man. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    For a little added growl, I say Chromes.
     
  7. Jgrabs07

    Jgrabs07

    Apr 26, 2012
    Temple Texas
    Sorry i posted in the wrong section im still kinda overwhelmed on the sound i get from the stock strings
     
  8. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper The G&L L5000 man. I'm Marc! Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    East Meadow, NY, USA
    No prob. Ask a mod to move it. Also, I would change the title to "Flats for P Bass" or something to make it a little more relevant.
     
  9. justinellison3

    justinellison3

    Nov 9, 2012
    Noy if you want growl. I have chromes on my JAZZ BASS and the sound so smooth and clear. I would recommend Rotosound 77
     
  10. foq1978

    foq1978

    Aug 7, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    Please recommend me good flat wounds, with good mid to lows, with a bit of growl.
     
  11. foq1978

    foq1978

    Aug 7, 2009
    Rio de Janeiro
    +1
     
  12. capncal

    capncal

    Apr 14, 2009
    i just ordered a set of Rotosound Steve Harris signature flats. I'll review them once I've got my fat fingers on them! I thought about the LeBellas, they are often the best reviewed. They are also often the most expensive. I've been a fan of rotosounds since my first set a couple years ago, round wound, of course. And who doesn't love Steve Harris's sound? So I figured I'd give them a go.
     
  13. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint ベーシスト Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Raleigh
    I don't play well.
    Hi - I would like to recommend half-rounds. I like these on my PJ, not so bright as rounds but you can get more growl than flats.


    ( not me :D )
     
  14. Mickey Mao

    Mickey Mao Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    I've had good luck with GHS Pressurewounds. Good mid-growl, and sufficient low end. Not very much highs, though.
     
  15. Doragon

    Doragon

    Sep 1, 2008
    San Jacinto, Ca
    GHS Precision flats. The only string on I use now on my bass's. Plus you can get for 20 bucks a set !!!
     
  16. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

    For Classic Rock, the LaBellas are IT! I have tried everything on my American Standard P and keep coming back to the stock pickups with LaBella flats. Fantastic sound and the one set will last you forever.

    Take a listen - recorded live, playing essentially flat through my little MarkBass 121P Combo - outdoors!

    https://soundcloud.com/gioinla/the-shades-secret-agent-man