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Strings:Round or Flat, what's the diff?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Skreeeboy, May 31, 2001.


  1. Skreeeboy

    Skreeeboy

    May 31, 2001
    Japan
    I am just curious. Most people use round wound, but why are they better than flat wound?
     
  2. Have you ever SEEN flatwounds let alone played them? They're just, weird...
     
  3. what's weird, is that this isnt in the strings forum. Moderator, move it!

    about the strings, they give a duller "dead" tone, that you cannot get with round wounds, also their all smooth and stuff.
     
  4. Suburban

    Suburban

    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    The rounded surfaces of the strings induce high overtones, some of them much higher than any harmonic.
    Thus, the flat adds less treble and the sound is more mellow. And with no risk of string hiss, when changing position.
    There are other models in between, such as oval outer winds and groundwound, i.e. roundwounds that are ground to nearly flat surface.

    They all produce nice sound. Which is best for yur ears is uo to you to tell me.