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Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by hosebass, Mar 17, 2013.


  1. hosebass

    hosebass

    May 8, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I just purchased a 66' Fender P-Bass. It came with Flat wound strings. Though I am fan of roundwound stainless steel strings, I am torn about putting them on this bass. I do have a 83 P maple fretboard that sounds great for that funk tone through my 60s Ampeg B-15 fliptop. Jamerson or not, that is the question. I would love to hear opinions.
     
  2. precijazz

    precijazz I want a name when I lose.

    Aug 31, 2011
    Almanya
    It's a matter of taste. It's your bass, so do what suits your taste. I'd play a '66 P with flats, but that's my taste.

    When in doubt, play the flats for a while and dump them, if you don't like them.
     
  3. hosebass

    hosebass

    May 8, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Thank you. I am leaning that way.
     
  4. tbplayer59

    tbplayer59

    Jan 20, 2013
    Leave flats on the 66. Play rounds on the 83. Give yourself tonal options.
     

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