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What bassists use flatwounds on their Precision other than Pino and Jamerson?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by rydogg_sc2, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. rydogg_sc2


    Oct 23, 2009
    I am loving the sound of my new Precision with its TI flats. I am looking for some other music to inspire me with the Pbass with flats sound. Any suggestions suggestions other than Pino and Jamerson?
  2. Double Agent

    Double Agent

    Mar 10, 2006
    Lakeland, FL
    Steve Harris of Iron Maiden has a signature line of Rotosound flats.

    I think Duck Dunn used/uses flats, though I'm not positive on that one.
  3. JTE


    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Duck does indeed use flats. He's said he tried some rounds, but went back to flats pretty quickly.

    Carol Kaye uses flats only, and most of her classic recorded work is a Precision with the (then) stock Fender 850 flats. Sadly, Fender doesn't make anything that sounds like 850s now.

    Larry Taylor used LaBella flats when was playing a P with Canned Heat, though I understand he now only plays double bass.

    Stephen Stills used a P with flats for the entire first CSN album, and any bass tracks he's recorded himself.

    Bob Babbitt used flats on his P while recording the bulk of his Motown work, including that beautiful line and sound on Gladys Knight & The Pips' "Midnight Train To Georgia".

    Tommy Cogbill used a P with flats for his work too, so that's what we're hearing on "Son Of A Preacher Man" by Dusty Springfield, "Funky Broadway" by Wilson Picket, and Aretha's "Chain of Fools".

  4. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    That's it, that's all of them. None others.
  5. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu ! Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2003
    me, on everything, except for my Warwicks :bassist:
  6. flats make up the bulk of recorded precision sounds.
    and precisions id say make up a bulk of recorded music.

    many session players especially in nashville use flats 100%
    it just doesnt interfere with the sonic spectrum of of melodic instruments.
  7. Beginner Bass

    Beginner Bass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Round Rock, TX
    A&R, Soulless Corporation Records

    And Willie Weeks.
  8. Flabass

    Flabass Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    St. Petersburg

    Flats on all my basses.
  9. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    I believe that Flea used flats on his J when he recorded Stadium Arcadium with it.
  10. I do too! Fender 9050MLs on my P.:D
  11. justin meldal-johnsen

  12. dwm74


    Nov 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    FWIW, I put on my first flats (Chromes 50-105) on my P about two-and-a-half months ago, and I honestly can't see me ever going back to rounds. Absolutely love 'em...the sound, the feel, and supposedly they last forever!

    (EDIT...thanks for the JMJ link above. Just watched it after I posted...his Chromes are FOUR YEARS old!)
  13. thombo


    Aug 25, 2006
    Denver, CO
    stu brooks of the dub trio uses la bella jamerson flats on a j-style bass.
    i think i recall that chris wood of mmw
    mike gordon of phish uses ken smith slick rounds... not flats, but close enough.
    i rock flats on my p-bass.
  14. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Paul McCartney...Famous flatwound string using bassist.
  15. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig

    Sep 7, 2008
    I have 7 basses and 5 of them have flats including my 76' Fender P-Bass.
  16. klabur


    Aug 28, 2007
    Mike Mills (R.E.M) : PB + D'addario Chromes.
  17. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    Ben Kenney Incubus
  18. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    I thought Mike Mills used Dean Markley Nickel Steel Bass Med. round-wounds. Has he changed ?
  19. idoru


    Dec 18, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Roger Waters / Pink Floyd.

  20. Tim Lefebvre.