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Rotosound Flatwound Jazz Bass 77

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by clockworkwar, Apr 2, 2006.


  1. clockworkwar

    clockworkwar

    Mar 20, 2006
    England
    Hi,
    I was going to fit these strings to my P bass, but obviously i havent bought them yet. Do these strings sound good? I dont like Roundwounds to be honest, i like a good Rock thump.

    So are they a good investment? Well they make playing sound better?
     
  2. flatwoundfender

    flatwoundfender

    Feb 24, 2005
    They're good strings, but a little bright, I like them on a fretless but I didn't care to much for them on my fretted p. If you want good thump go for the fender 9050m or labella jamerson.
     
  3. They're brutal! Rather bright, so tou might wanna cut treble, plus they're stiff and thus hard to play. But they do cut like nothing else.
     
  4. clockworkwar

    clockworkwar

    Mar 20, 2006
    England
    Great! i think i might some medium ones and then might try something else when i change my strings again, or stick with them if they sound brill!
     
  5. I have been using these for a long time. I loves 'em! Those who say that they are too bright, all strings are too bright at first. You have to break them in. My current set has been on for a little over 3 months and it is AWESOME! If you want old school, you want these.

    .....IMO
     
  6. clockworkwar

    clockworkwar

    Mar 20, 2006
    England
    I just bought a medium set online cos i cant be arsed to goto the guitar shop, well its shut now anyway! I cant wait to get em on and hear them!
     
  7. I had a couple of sets of them on my Jack Casady.

    They're bright for flatwounds, although not overly bright.

    They're brighter than Fender 9050s if that helps you any.

    I like them.

    Mike
     
  8. LoveThatBass

    LoveThatBass

    Jun 28, 2004
    Brightness for a Flatwound is why I liked them. Too bad they soon loose it (in about a week or so)
     
  9. I had these on my bass when I first started playing. I don't recall them being so expensive back then. I often think of buying a set just to try them again. Even when I restrung my fretless I opted for Rotosound Solo Bass just for bit of added brightness. If you are unsure I'd maybe try them before you go for a Flatwound string.

    Good luck
     
  10. clockworkwar

    clockworkwar

    Mar 20, 2006
    England
    I have flatwounds currently on my bass i just havent used those strings yet.
     
  11. I have a set strung on my Jazz right now. The "brightness" is a good reason I like them. These are my second set since the new year.
     
  12. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    Played with a pick, they're brutal sounding...

    Slug
     
  13. clockworkwar

    clockworkwar

    Mar 20, 2006
    England
    Thats what il be doing, cant wait!
     
  14. clockworkwar

    clockworkwar

    Mar 20, 2006
    England
    Got them they are awsome!!!!!
     
  15. LoveThatBass

    LoveThatBass

    Jun 28, 2004
    Yes, they are awesome for a couple weeks. Excellent tone.
     
  16. mjbing

    mjbing

    May 5, 2005
    Western Oklahoma
    :D I've had 77LD's on both a Jazz and a Precision and 775LD's
    on a Jazz-5 since day one. There is no better flat string IMHO.
    Wipe them off every so often.
     
  17. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    got them on a fretless jazz, a lot more cut than any other flats i've tried

    +1 on them being stiff, they really ripped my fingers up when i tried them for the first time

    -jimbo
     
  18. jz0h4d

    jz0h4d

    Apr 26, 2005
    I bought a set of these and hated them.
    I like La Bella's and Thomastic Jazz flats.
     
  19. clockworkwar

    clockworkwar

    Mar 20, 2006
    England
    I love them! Definatly will be keeping them on my p-bass!
     
  20. bazzanderson

    bazzanderson

    Oct 7, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Too stiff for me but I agree about the tone. Great tone.
    -Bazz-
     

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