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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by scottos150, Dec 3, 2002.
what gives the most mwah on a fretless; roundwound are flatwound?
But, roundwounds make the mmwannnnggg. Halves go mmmwaaahhhh. flats go aaaaahhhhhh.
Get the halves...your fretboard will thank you.
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.
If you want mwaahh, you need roundwounds. Use nickels and play with a light touch, and wear is minimal.
Unless, of course, you're using Thomastik-Infield Jazz Flats, which rule. RULE!
The TIs are the only strings I'd use on a fretless. And they last forever.