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Which would you string with these?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Biggbass, Jan 24, 2012.


  1. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I'm wanting to dial down the steel string round wound tone of a couple of my basses so I got some Flat wounds and Tape wounds. I'm thinking of putting the Tapes on the Jazz and the Flats on the P. I have another Fender Jazz bass that I'll be keeping round wounds on.
    Which would you put Flats or Wounds on?

    Fender 62 Jazz RI.
    Lakland 44-64 Skyline P.
     
  2. tdub0199

    tdub0199

    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
    The P...
     
  3. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    which strings on the P are you suggesting?
     
  4. Deaky

    Deaky

    Oct 24, 2006
    LaBella flats are the best IMHO
     
  5. Shmandy

    Shmandy

    Jul 7, 2011
    Texas
    I think your idea is good: tapes on the J and flats on the P.
     
  6. A Jazz Bass likes rounds or something like the Pressure Wounds I use and PBasses love Flats. If steel rounds are too bright or zingy on the Jazz look at a little mellower nickel or alloy string.
     
  7. Biggbass

    Biggbass

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    I put a set of flats on the Lakland P last night and am digging the results.
    Tonight it's the Jazz...and tapes I think. The strings on my J are 7 yr old rounds
    and they've gotten to sounding so Motown I almost don't want to take them off.
    I've boiled them twice over the years. But I can always put them back on if the
    tapes don't do it for me.
     

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