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Which flats with a maple fingerboard?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by steak'n'roll, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. I just bought a brand new Jazz bass w/maple fingerboard and I really like flatwounds. What brand would you recommend?
     
  2. beam

    beam

    Dec 29, 2002
    I like Labella Deep Talkin' flats personally.
    Remember, the fretboard material isn't as big a part of your tone as a lot of people make it out to be...unless of course you are talking about a fretless bass.

    On a fretted instrument, take a look, the strings don't touch the board ;) It's just the combination of the wood with the rest of the body that alters the tone.

    Now, as for the strings, the labellas are pretty high tension, and wonderfully glass-like smooth.
     
  3. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    Labella's or GHS Precision flats will enhance that bass or any Jazz. You'll get that thick, rubber/clack thud.
    D'Addario Chromes to me are not old school flats. They are too chimey. :bassist: