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What flats have a similar feel to Lo-riders?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FoHBass, Jun 22, 2007.


  1. I've been using DR Lo-riders on my jazz bass and wanna put flats on it to record our album in August. I want something with a similar tension to the Lo-riders. What flatwounds would be a good choice?
     
  2. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Sadowsky and Lakland flats are both about the same tension as 45-105 lo riders. Maybe slightly higher.
     
  3. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    D'Addario Chromes seem to have more of a similar tension to rounds than other flats I've tried.
     
  4. Nighthawk551

    Nighthawk551

    Jan 3, 2007
    Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound
    +1 to Chromes. I just put a set of Chromes on my P-Bass a couple weeks ago, and I couldn't tell the difference between them and the EB Slinkys I had on.
     
  5. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Inactive

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    +2 on the Chromes.
     
  6. OK I'm gonna try the chromes when I get paid on Wed.
     
  7. +3 on the Chromes
     
  8. BassJunkie730

    BassJunkie730

    Feb 3, 2005
    Brooklyn
    +4 on chromes

    In fact I took a new pair of D'adarrio Nickle Lt top Med bottom rounds off my bass and put a set of chromes on - And I had nearly no change in action on the bass.

    Which is a plus because i have to take the freaking neck off everytime I setup the bass.
     
  9. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Inactive

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    So the Chromes would be a nice choice for my fretless Q5? :)

    Whoa. .132 B string? Kinda huge there. :)
     
  10. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    That's not large at all .135" is pretty standard for B strings.
     
  11. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Inactive

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    Huh. I usually stick to my .125's, so I guess I'm new to this one. :)
     
  12. mangle

    mangle

    Dec 17, 2001
    Guayaquil, ECUADOR
    +5 on chromes
     
  13. Standalone

    Standalone

    Jan 17, 2005
    New Haven
    I say go for a different feel, man-- if you're looking for something to change up your sound a little, maybe something that feels a lil' different under your fingers.

    It might take you to different melodic and rhythmic places. You never know!
     
  14. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    What gauge of chromes are people using that are the same as rounds?
     
  15. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    I've found the 45-100's are about the same as the 50-105s.
     
  16. I put a set of Chromes 45-100 on there, and it's a little stiffer than my Lo-riders, but I like them. I can't wait for them to break in a little more to see how they end up sounding on my J.
     
  17. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    In my experience the Chromes usually loosen up after a week or so.
     
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