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Where can I get midscale flatwounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Torfinn, Jun 7, 2002.


  1. Torfinn

    Torfinn

    Mar 1, 2000
    Where can I get midscale flatwounds? I have an Epiphone EB-O and would like to get flatwounds for it.

    Thanks

    Torfinn
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    I checked the Epiphone site, just to be sure :) --
    http://www.epiphone.com/legacy/acf.asp?mod=ebgo,
    and it says 30½" scale.

    There are a lotta' brands with flats for short scales - GHS,
    LaBella, Pyramid, Rotosound, Thomastik-Infeld (I think...
    Thomguy? will the JF324 set work?), etc.

    Just Strings is a U.S. online shop that carries those mentioned.
     
  3. Torfinn

    Torfinn

    Mar 1, 2000
    Oops! I goofed. The Bass is an Epiphone EB-1. It has a 32" scale. I also have an Ibanez (?) EB-3 shortscale but I do not have any prolems finding flatwound strings for that.

    Torfinn
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    Ohhhh :), this one?

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    My first thought then would be the T/I "JF324" set, i.e.,
    Jazz Series, Flatwound, 32" scale, 4 string set. I'm a little
    biased towards T/I's :D. I've got them on a Yamaha 260F
    with a hot P type pickup. That big ol' "Sidewinder" on the
    EB-1, though, has a reputation for bein "muddy". Hmm.
    The option then would be the JR324. But roundwounds
    on a rosewood board? Ahh! Decision, decisions :p.

    The "outta' left field" option is to replace the pickup with a
    DiMarzio Model One or Will Power Neck model :rolleyes:.

    I think it depends on the tone you're goin' for. The T/I's are
    a light gauge - low tension set. They can be very articulate
    in the lower registers, so I don't imagine there'd be a problem
    with gettin' muddy. For pure unadulterated thump, you could
    try Rotosound RS88M tapewounds (M for medium scale).
    Roto also makes the RS77M - "Monel" (not nickel or s/s)
    medium scale flatwounds. LaBella 760FL-M are stainless
    steel, medium scale, flatwounds. The s/s may be a little
    brighter than say, the T/I nickels.

    Somethin' else to consider if you're tryin' to get a brighter
    tone are the "hybrids"...half-round, ground-round, pressure-
    wound, etc. Easier on the fretboard than all-out roundwounds,
    and a little brighter than regular flatwounds. D'Addario s/s
    "½ Rounds" are available in medium scale, as are GHS
    "Brite Flats" and "Pressurewounds".