Who makes Flats for 5 string

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BassGreaser, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm looking for a set of flats for my 5 string. I have a set of fender flats on my 4, and really like them. does fender make a B flat wound string? ANd what other companying make flats for a 5er
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I'm not sure about Fender, but here are some that sell flatwound 5'r sets...

    Thomastik-Infeld, D'Addario, LaBella, Rotosound, Dean Markley, Pyramid

    You can also get single low B flats from Ernie Ball and GHS
  3. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    thanks notduane
  4. bluemonk


    Dec 17, 2002
  5. I would strongly advise you to avoid the Lakland Joe Osborn flats, as the B is muddy and the D and G are excessively twangy. It's just not a very well-balanced set.
  6. I just purchased a set of the Thomastik JF345's and I'll tell ya', they sound awesome!

  7. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I had a set of TI flats on an old alembic I use to own. I loved the sound and feel. I'm just worried that the B on the TI's wound be too floppy due to them being really flexible
  8. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    The TI B string is pretty huge, and I didn't find it any floppier than the others.
  9. Well I wouldn't call them flexible. Maybe less tension then other string brands.

    The guage I'm using is..

    They feel solid to me!

    If you are having a problem with a wobbly B string try the Dean Markley taper wounds