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Pbass strings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheGreatSealof, Oct 14, 2013.


  1. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Deptford, NJ
    Should a pbass be strung with flats or wounds? Please provide pros and cons for both strings.
     
  2. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

    Oct 18, 2012
    Texas
    I'd better grab some popcorn.
     
  3. TheGreatSealof

    TheGreatSealof Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Deptford, NJ
    Hee, Hee! I'm with you.
     
  4. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    are you going to play metal???
     
  5. Dead rounds. That's my preference.
     
  6. blastbear100

    blastbear100

    Feb 5, 2013
    If ya wanna play like Pino, get some flats!
     
  7. GHS Precision Flats are the only strings allowed on a Precision Bass. :D
     
  8. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    ERROR: More info required.

    State genre of intended use.
     
  9. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    You would probably be seen as a tiny bit less of a troll if you give us more information about what you want your bass to sound like at the end of the day.

    What kind of stuff do you play?
    What kind of tension do you like (some are very "tight" and some almost floppy to me).
     
  10. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Neither. Duh. You can only use P-Bass strings. Which means, any string package artwork that has a P-Bass on it: thems you can use.
     
  11. bassistjoe93

    bassistjoe93 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2011
    Rounds.

    -Rock, funk, jazz, etc.

    I can just never get along with flats EQ wise. Love the feel though.
     
  12. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I found rounds to be very bright and clanky. I settled on ground rounds.
     
  13. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    It is an absolute requirement that you have two p-basses. One with flats, one with rounds.

    That is all.
     
  14. I prefer dead rounds, DR Lo-Riders. Still looking for flats that I can get along with.
     
  15. Vintagefiend

    Vintagefiend I don't care for 410 cabinets at all.

    Aug 6, 2013
    Columbia, MO
    flats, flats, flats

    all my basses have flats; all my basses are p-basses.
     
  16. jeff5311

    jeff5311

    Jan 27, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Flounds.
     
  17. I'd say both.. you can go round, flat, round, flat.. or flat, round, flat, round..

    Sometimes I like to take a jigsaw and cut down the center of each string lengthwise and then glue half of a round and half of a flat.

    Lastly, you can get one or the other in a smaller gauge, cut your nut slots out a bit and drop one of each in each nut slot..

    The possibilities are endless if you open your mind, really..
     
  18. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Indy
    Round up some flats and put them on, or flatten some rounds and put them on, but make sure the brand name starts with 'P', or your bass will sound like a euphonium. Geez, I thought you would have known that.
     
  19. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    Indy
    +1.
     
  20. rockamimjazz

    rockamimjazz

    Sep 10, 2011
    Virginia
    Try both, choose the one you like best. That's your answer.
     

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