Strings for fretless

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by surf-bass, Sep 2, 2000.

  1. surf-bass


    May 3, 2000
    Can somebody explain all those string choices out there? I just got a fretelss bass (with worn out old flat-wounds) and need to get strings. But I looked and saw flat-wound, bright flats, tape-wound, half-round, and more. I don't want, nor can I afford to, buy a set of each to experiment. Can someone tell me what the differences are?
  2. I have experience with Fender flats (appalling), Labella black Nylon tapewounds (great) and Thomastik Infeld flats (very great!). Have a look at my post on the "How important is "the right strin- choise" to YOU? " thread for details...

    You can put rund wounds on a fretless, but they will eat the board.