Somewhat Bright Flatwound

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by White_Knuckles, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. White_Knuckles


    Oct 6, 2004
    I'm playing some Primus covers and I need a quality set of flatwounds. Are any brands brighter sounding than others? :help:
  2. Larzito


    Aug 1, 2000
    Dallas, Texas
    BP and some others have mentioned the Sadowsky flats as being brighter...BP also said the Roto's were "slappably crisp."
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Yes, I'm somewhat bright, thank you... :p

    Oh, wait. Strings. Um, yes, the Roto's are pretty bright, almost roundwound-ish. Fender 9050's are also pretty bright for flatwounds, as are D'Addario Chromes. It's a different sort of brightness than rounds, i.e., they don't sound like rounds, but they definitely have some upper mids and highs.
  4. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    (Drum Roll)
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    TI Jazz Flats!
  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002

    Growly as a chimera, too.
  6. Robman


    Mar 19, 2004
    Sherman, Texas
    Roto's = brighter!
  7. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Yeah, maybe the Rotos are brighter but I hear they die after a week and the balancing leaves something to be desired. My Chromes are perfectly balanced and still going strong after more than a month of hard playing.