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Sustain - Flatwound vs Roundwound

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by alembicbassist, May 21, 2002.


  1. I have been using GHS flatwounds for a while, but recently put on an older set of GHS roundwound Boomers. Other than the obvious tone differences, the sustain of notes seemed much greater, especially on the B and E strings.

    Is this other's experiences with flatwounds versus roundwounds or is it just the particular brand (GHS) and some combination of the Bass woods and neck/body joint itself?
     
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  3. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I don't know about that. I've got TI Jazz Flats on my US Curbow 5 string that are 15 months old, and they sustain into next week. Loud, punchy, clear, warm. And, no fret noise--bonus!
     
  4. I must try these strings. I'm hearing too many good things about 'em.

    Mike J.
     
  5. Yah, I agree. After having the roundwounds back on for a while, the only thing I like about them is the sustain, so if the TI flatwounds have such great sustain, I'll have to give them a try too.