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Poll for Flatwound users

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MoBeach, Oct 4, 2009.


  1. Afrobeat

    21 vote(s)
    9.1%
  2. Americana/Folk

    62 vote(s)
    26.8%
  3. Bluegrass

    47 vote(s)
    20.3%
  4. Bossa Nova

    35 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Celtic

    14 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. Classical

    19 vote(s)
    8.2%
  7. Country

    75 vote(s)
    32.5%
  8. Gospel

    41 vote(s)
    17.7%
  9. Hiphop

    39 vote(s)
    16.9%
  10. Jazz

    104 vote(s)
    45.0%
  11. Latin

    37 vote(s)
    16.0%
  12. Metal

    43 vote(s)
    18.6%
  13. Reggae

    64 vote(s)
    27.7%
  14. Rock

    173 vote(s)
    74.9%
  15. Soul

    95 vote(s)
    41.1%
  16. African (other)

    14 vote(s)
    6.1%
  17. American (other)

    51 vote(s)
    22.1%
  18. Asian (other)

    6 vote(s)
    2.6%
  19. European (other)

    14 vote(s)
    6.1%
  20. World/New Age

    20 vote(s)
    8.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MoBeach

    MoBeach Guest

    What style of music do you use your basses for that are equipped with flats? This poll is to get a good idea what styles these strings are mostly used for.
     
  2. smogg

    smogg

    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    '50's rock-n-roll & dowap (did I spell that right?...lol), old school country, rock-a-billy, blues, pretty much anything pre 1965.
     
  3. PSPookie

    PSPookie

    Aug 13, 2006
    Ocoee, TN
    I'll use flats or tapes for classic rock, southern rock, blues, old-school funk or reggae.
     
  4. MoBeach

    MoBeach Guest

    That was weird, you guys responded before I finished the poll:p
     
  5. 4StringAxe

    4StringAxe

    Jul 27, 2009
    I just got a set of chromes with the intention of using them for classic rock. First set of flats for me in a long time. love them so far.
     
  6. Sadowsky flats....classic rock, blues and someday, jazz
     
  7. jimmy rocket

    jimmy rocket

    Jan 24, 2008
    Ayden, NC
    I use them for almost everything. Flats make everything better... like butter on a biscuit.
     
  8. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Pop, Ballads, Celtic, Solo Bass, Funk.:cool:
     
  9. MoBeach

    MoBeach Guest

    Just call me stupid, I forgot Blues! And that's the only style I use flats for:eyebrow:
     
  10. bassdaddyfive

    bassdaddyfive

    Feb 12, 2009
    Kenosha Wi.
    Flats on all my basses. I got tired of the bass banjo sound. La Bella deeptalking flats. Oh did I tell you you can slap them quite nicely too.
     
  11. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    :D I had a feeling that wasn't on purpose.
     
  12. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Not necessarily.... :) You'd have to do a poll amongst players who play all of those styles regularly in order for the results to be statistically significant. Sorry... stats geek here! :bag:
     
  13. I have flats on all my electric basses, and I use them for R&B, soul, old school funk, blues and reggae. For jazz and latin, I'll use my upright bass (with gut strings).
     
  14. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Qu├ębec
    Flats sound good for everything.
     
  15. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Seeing my P is my main bass, and I use it for everything... Everything. Flats just give the perfect bass tone, IMO.
     
  16. Bassman316

    Bassman316

    May 27, 2008
    Longs, SC
    Bingo, baby.
     
  17. snyderz

    snyderz

    Aug 20, 2000
    AZ mountains
    Also a flats only guy. Blues, classic rock, and a little Talking Heads.
     
  18. grifff

    grifff

    Jan 5, 2009
    Towson, Maryland
    Pop Punk
     
  19. Just tried a set of medium Fender Flats (8050?) They started out with a nickel round type of zing, quickly mellowed into a sound that isn't much like nickel rounds at all(rightfully so, they are SS flats after all...). After a month and a half they seem to still have the same tone they did after settling in. Very full tone, like that of very heavy gauge strings.

    IMO they fit well for rock, but still have the vibe to get a real old school sound.

    Played a gig recently and for the first time someone commented on my bass tone. "Round, and full. Old School."

    The main reason i tried flats was because I'm currently on a Jamerson Kick.

    I said Rock and Soul.
     
  20. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    I play all kinds of rock (inlcuding metal, punk, classic rock, whatever), jazz, funk, blues, bluegrass, whatever the mood strikes, and I do it ALL on flats. I prefer Fender 9050M's on four string, but unfortunately, Fender doesn't make a 5-string flat set that I can find, so I'm having to switch brands on my active Ibanez 5-string...going to try D'Addario Chromes and Rotosound 77's...
     

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