TI Flats: Any special "care and feeding"?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by PhilMan99, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. PhilMan99


    Jul 18, 2003
    US, Maryland
    I've ordered some TI Jazz Flats. Any special "care and feeding" tips regarding installation?

    With round-wounds I cut 3-4" past the peg AFTER first placing a 90-degree bend in the string, which later becomes the 1/2" I place into the hole in the peg. [These instructions were included with the DR strings I've been using.]

    OK to do the same thing with the TI Flats? I realize this may seem like a stupid question to the "veterans" out there, but I over-extended myself on the string purchase, and would hate to ruin them...
  2. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    You're on the right track. I have used TI Flats off and on for several years and always strung them the same as rounds - just as you have described. Welcome to the TI Jazz Flat club.
  3. muggsy

    muggsy Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    If you install them that way you should be fine. TI flats are expensive but they get better as they get older, so you shouldn't have to replace them for a good long time. I have them on three basses and they're my favorite strings.