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Traveler Guitar TB-4P | Replacing strings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JahRiddim, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. JahRiddim

    JahRiddim Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    I just bought a TB-4P for travel. So far, I am really liking the feel and sound. About to go on my first week-long trip.

    Anyway, I use flatwounds on my main MIJ Aerodyne and want to update strings on the new TB-4P.

    I have read through the various threads and see some experiences (i.e. from flats slip on the tuning posts, use half-rounds, to no issues with flats if using lighter gauge).

    Creating this thread for TB-4P strings (and restringing), specifically. Interested in your experiences and what, if any, flatwounds work great on it.
  2. Ronen


    Feb 9, 2003
    Milky Way Galaxy
    I owned a TB-4P (not anymore). Changed the strings to ernie ball cobalt flatwound and loved the sound & feel. I think they were 0.045. No issues with the tuning posts.
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  3. Greginperth


    Feb 10, 2018
    D'Addario ETB92 nylon tapewounds on mine - No troubles with slipping and they have been on 12mths.
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  4. PrairieThunder13


    Dec 21, 2015
    I used to use ti's and rotosounds when i had mine, both worked great :)
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  5. JahRiddim

    JahRiddim Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Thanks for the responses thus far. Regarding the thread/wrapping around the strings near the ball end, do you just peel or burn it off before stringing? I ask, since the ball goes on the top of the neck and you, obviously, don't want the wrapping covering the strings over the first couple frets.
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  6. JahRiddim

    JahRiddim Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    Quick update- I just put some Fender flatwound 45s on. Plays like a dream!
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  7. Cinnamon


    May 3, 2019
    How are you liking the sound of your TB-4P now that you have had it a while? I am considering getting it... no other bass in the family... a few guitars but no bass. So one kid or another will likely play it in a real gig while parents stay at home and write music they want to actually enjoy playing together and also use the TB-4P. I considered an Aerodyne.. have a shoulder injury ... What do you think of the plug in the iphone aspect of traveler TB-4P?
  8. JahRiddim

    JahRiddim Supporting Member

    Jul 18, 2018
    @Cinnamon- I like the TB-4P. It is actually my backup travel bass for my MIJ Aerodyne (which I love). I don't play the TR-4P a ton, but it has gone on a few trips with me (no issues on planes). A few months ago, I was travelling for 2 weeks and was near some musician friends. I plugged the TB-4P into a small bass amp and thought it sounded pretty good. For personal practice, plugging my ipad into the aux and playing along through headphones works like a charm. I think you should get both the TB-4P AND an Aerodyne. ;)

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