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round vs. flat

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by scottos150, Dec 3, 2002.

  1. what gives the most mwah on a fretless; roundwound are flatwound?
  2. Half-round :D

    But, roundwounds make the mmwannnnggg. Halves go mmmwaaahhhh. Flats go aaaaahhhhhh.


    Get the halves...your fretboard will thank you.
  3. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    Roundwounds will eat into your fretboard fast (steel roundwounds can be bad on a fretless).
    I like the sound of flatwounds on my fretless but I use steel roundwounds on my other basses.
    It is also a myth that flatwounds don't have highs. They just have different highs. Steve Harris of Iron Madien has always used flatwounds and has a good deal of treble in his tone.
  4. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    If you want mwaahh, you need roundwounds. Use nickels and play with a light touch, and wear is minimal.
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Unless, of course, you're using Thomastik-Infield Jazz Flats, which rule. RULE!
  6. The TIs are the only strings I'd use on a fretless. And they last forever.

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