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Strings for jazz band?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FunkSlap89, Jun 15, 2005.


  1. FunkSlap89

    FunkSlap89

    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    I have a Yamaha bass (not fretless) and I wanted to know what kind of strings i should get that would give a good, thumpy, upright kind of tone. I was thinking about getting some flatwounds, but im not sure if they would be good for playing rock in my other bands.... i need help!! I can't decide!! too many choices!!!

    edit: oh, i forgot to ask... can you play slap bass with flatwounds?
     
  2. Yeah, Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) used flatwounds.
     
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I'm using less-than-a-month-old DR Lo-Riders in my school's jazz bigband right now. I just turn down the tone all the way and lower the treble a bit and I get a good upright walking tone.
     
  4. FunkSlap89

    FunkSlap89

    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    alright thanks for the comments!