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Slap on TI Acousticores or Jazz Flats? Upright like tone?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Acousticore, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Acousticore

    Acousticore Platinum Member

    May 9, 2013
    Hey everybody! I just bought a new Lightwave bass, and am probably going to replace the stock strings with something a little more special. What I was wondering is would TI Acousticores or Jazz Flats be usable for slap, seeing as they have such low tension? This would be on a fretless bass, too, so that might make things even harder. If anyone has tried this and could enlighten me that would be amazing.

    Also, what of the two string types mentioned above do you think would sound more like an upright bass? Is there possibly a string set that would be even better at this than either of these?

    Sound samples if possible would be superb. Cheers!
  2. Oneirogenic


    Nov 10, 2009
    Just a random thought, since you don't need ferrous strings you could try custom gut strings, check out the DB strings section and look into guts. I'm sure i read about a company that does custom gut strings. The strings made for the NS Design Omni bass would probably work too. Just some ideas for you to look into since you aren't limited to just regular bass strings.
  3. Grissle


    May 17, 2009
    I like the Rotosound TruBass88 tape-wounds for that warm Woody upright-ish sound.
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Acousticores would be most unique. Not sure how slapping would be in them though
  5. I have Jazz Flats on my fretless Tony Franklin. I find it difficult to slap with them, and their slap tone is not great IMO.

    I do find that I can get an upright-ish tone with them if I finger pick up on the neck...generally I love them, but I wouldn't say they do what you are looking for.
  6. Acousticore

    Acousticore Platinum Member

    May 9, 2013
    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I think that I'll end up getting the Acousticores, since they have the unique nylon cores. They're also round wounds, so that should help me get some more "mwah." I'll let you all know how slap works on them.
  7. I had acousticores on an acoustic bass, it is a very unique string. very twangy good for slapping too.
  8. Acousticore

    Acousticore Platinum Member

    May 9, 2013
    Well, unfortunately and after much ado, the bass ended up being broken. So, I didn't get to test out anything.