Will high-tesion flats fix a floppy B?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bassman1185, Feb 22, 2001.

  1. I was just wondering if flawound strings would make a difference with a loose B-string, since they tend to have a higher tension than roundwounds.
  2. DaveB


    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    Some Flats are very floppy ( Thomastik Infeld Jazz Flats for one). They have great tone but you need a very light touch. D'Addario Chromes are quite bit tighter and to me easier to play. If your motivation is because of a loose B string I'm not sure the answer lies in getting flats.What kind of Bass do you have and what kind of strings are on it?
  3. I don't actually have a Five yet, but I'm seriously considering a MIM Fender Deluxe V, and I've heard that they tend to have loose B-strings. I also have a pretty heavy right hand, so higher tension strings might help my sound. I end up smacking the strings down on to the frets.
  4. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    High tension flats will add tension, but it will still feel floppy, and it wont sound like much. Best to avoid the bass altogether.