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stingray classic what should I put on? Cobalt flats or stainless rounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by PeaveyPlayer, Jan 8, 2017.


  1. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    stingray classic what should I put on? Cobalt flats or Dunlop Marcus stainless rounds?

    No tonal goal in mind
     
  2. christle

    christle

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    On that bass I would be more tempted by the Dunlops.
     
  3. If you don't know where you want to go, then it doesn't matter which road you take. ;););)
     
  4. No tonal goal?


    Don't string it at all.
     
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  5. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    tried the cobalt flats


    B string broke
     
  6. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    In that case...

    No suggestion in mind.

    MM
     
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  7. Contact Ernie Ball customer service and tell them what happened. They should take care of you. I broke a couple Cobalt flats early on and they made it right. One of my favorite strings now.
     
  8. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    I put the marcus millers on

    It woke up the bass!!!!
     
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  9. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Anti-tort heathen Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I have Cobalt flats on my SR5 and D'Addario Hald Rounds on my Classic Stingray 4. Love them both. Flats/Halfs sound great on Rays.
     
  10. Badwater

    Badwater

    Jan 12, 2017
    Just keep the same Ernie Ball strings that came with the guitar. And wen they wear out, you'll have the tone of flats, and the flex and feel of rounds. Thus, the best of both worlds.
     
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  11. Haven't tried the cobalts but steadily making the transition to either tapes or flats and all my basses. Out of ten , currently 4 with flats, 3 with tapes and 3 with rounds. Round tones are cool but finger feel and noise not .
     
  12. darkinners

    darkinners

    Oct 4, 2006
    I like DR LoRider on my Classic Stringray 4
     
  13. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    How do you like the cobalt flats? Ive been thinking of putting a set on my ash/maple P bass. How do they compare to other flats?
    Thanks!
     
  14. PeaveyPlayer

    PeaveyPlayer Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    I had them on a peavey fury P bass with aguilars


    They rock! Tons of bottom with sweet mids and clear highs


    They work very well on a p bass
     
  15. AngelCrusher

    AngelCrusher Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    Just put Dunlop Super Brights on mine. Love how they play. The Classic has such a tight responsive feel that I wanted to keep the strings at lower tension. They don't feel like rubber bands by any means.
     
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  16. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Just bought me two sets of Cobalt Flats last night for my 5ers from BSO. Never used the cobalts before, been a chromes guy. Have never used BSO either, or had flats on a 5. So it's all new to me! It's a big scary world.
     
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  17. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Ha ha, that's funny. Bass strings online is good, I've ordered from them with no problems.
     
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