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Whats your favorite flatwound

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by dukerutledge, May 13, 2006.

  1. I'm currently shopping around for some new flats for my fretless. I was wondering what you guys like, so whats your favorite set of flatwounds and why do you like them.
  2. Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Flats... these stings are silky smooth to the touch (and your fingerboard), the are low tension making them very easy to play, they tune up easier than any other string I've used, and best of all, they sound great... very clean with great sustain.
  3. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001
    Fender 9050's :hyper:
  4. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    I've only tried two types: Ernie Ball and D'Addario Chromes. I prefer the D'Addarios because they don't get as sticky, and they sound excellent on my fretless P.
  5. Monomer


    Jul 22, 2005
    LaBella Deep Talkin' flats.

    I had to drill out the bridge to fit the e-string, besides that it's "the perfect set"
  6. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    LaBella 760FL (043-104 gauge).
    Great tone, and not too floppy OR too tight.
  7. thanks guys, does anybody know if any of these strings come in a 5 string set with a high c instead of a low b?
  8. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    d'addario chromes, cause i can get them in a higher gauge than normal set. also, they are a little brighter than the rotosounds and the fenders.
  9. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    TI Flats- They were made for a percision.

    Roto-flats- Sound great on a Jazz.

    GHS- my sleeper flats, not alot of people useing them.
    Soud great, med, tension, a cross between T I's
    and Chromes.
    I like gage, with a 95 for E-string.
  10. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I've only tried 2 sets recently: TI and Sadowsky. I preferred the TI's for their tone.

    I thought the Fender flats were very cool, but the last time I tried 'em was 20+ years ago...
  11. clockworkwar


    Mar 20, 2006
    Rotosound flatwounds
  12. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    Another vote for Rotosoubd SM77's

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