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Recommend me some heavy gauge flatwound strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Markpotato, Jul 5, 2014.


  1. Markpotato

    Markpotato

    Jul 19, 2012
    Eureka Springs, AR
    Luthier, Sorrentino Guitars
    Who makes good sounding flatwound strings in heavier than normal gauges? I wanted to go with Thomastik Infeld but the bass (5 string fretless) will be tuned a whole step down and I suspect the low strings might be flabby with this tuning. If not, please correct me.

    I want some quality flats that don't sound like garbage. I think Thomastik Infelds sound incredible compared to Daddario Chromes, which I think sound like mud.

    Bass is to be made with 34" scale unless I'd be better off making it 35".
     
  2. Precision101

    Precision101

    Sep 22, 2013
    Rotosounds. Highest tension flatwound out there.
     
    Zos Kia Cultus likes this.
  3. +1 for rotosounds. I use a pair of the .130 flats on my warwick, love em!
     
  4. Pier_

    Pier_

    Dec 22, 2013
    Roma, Italia
    LaBella are stiff. the 0760M (Jamerson set) is 52-73-95-110, and they also make it for 5 string basses.
     
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  5. JustForSport

    JustForSport

    Nov 17, 2011
  6. adamsmatthewj

    adamsmatthewj

    May 4, 2013
    I have a set of LaBella Jamersons that I occasionally put on a Pbass and tune DGCF

    The gauge is big and the tension is high, they really excel for de-tuning! Super funky bootylicious tone
     
  7. Turock

    Turock

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    LaBella
     
  8. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The labella jamersons are heavy even when tuned DGCF. They're gonna sound great, but they're still very stiff. The 49-109 set should work well.
     
  9. JustForSport

    JustForSport

    Nov 17, 2011
    WebStrings has Detroit Flats in heavy gauge, also. Great price, lots of bottom, too.
    Don't know if they'll fit all 35"s, tho- drop 'em an email.
     
  10. Titania

    Titania

    Aug 17, 2012
    Shirley, MA
    If you want super heavy and stiff, go for the Steve Harris Signature Rotos 77s. The gauge is 50-75-95-110. I love them, but they're definitely not everyone's cup of tea. They're like playing rebar. :D
     

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