Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by MUSICRTW, Sep 4, 2010.



    Aug 16, 2010
    Does anyone think that having flat wounds on a fretted bass would sound good. I play jazz
  2. Essen

    Essen Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    I had the "mis"fortune of picking up the wrong set(flats instead of rounds), and I've never been happier. There is less treble, and more warmth. And it doesn't have to sound like an upright, though it can if you want it to.
  3. It's purely subjective but many of the players here on TB use these on their fretted basses and love them. James Jamerson was a big trend setter.
  4. walterw

    walterw Supportive Fender Commercial User

    Feb 20, 2009
    is that not what all the original electric basses from fender, ric, or hofner came with in the first place?
  5. I have a set of TI flats on my 54 Sting Reissue Precision. Wonderful.
  6. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    If you like the sound of flats theyre fine for fretted bass. Never could understand their appeal myself. But many like them.
  7. jazzblade


    Jun 21, 2005
    Northern Cal
    Most of if not all the Fender 60/70's jazz came stock with flats.

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