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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    can this be done? does it sound strange? i head about the Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Flatwounds being really cool... i don't know about this.

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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    Go to the "Dear Roy...." forum and ask him, he'll know. I have know clue what your talking about, of course I don't play bass either.

    [This message has been edited by jamesron41 (edited March 13, 2002).]

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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    The bass player in my band uses flatwounds on his Epi bass. Not sure which brand he uses.

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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    Of course it can be done, fretted or fretless.


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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    Sure...no problem. Your tone just won't be as "bright". Most of the players I know, ONLY use flats on their P bass.

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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    Marco, depending on the style of music you play will dictate the strings you use.The flats will give you a mid bass sound with very litte highs.These are great for jazz and some blues.Also if you have a frettles bass sim. you can get some great tone by adjusting your eq. I would try it just so you can say you have.If you like it you will find another great bass tool to put in your box.

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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    I use GHS Brite Flats on both my fretless and fretted and I love the warmth that I can get out of them and they dont shread my fingers like rounds do

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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FingerThePick:
    I use GHS Brite Flats on both my fretless and fretted and I love the warmth that I can get out of them and they dont shread my fingers like rounds do<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I might be mistaken, but weren't the first P's shipped with flatwounds?

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    Default flatrounds on a fretted p bass?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by meegaleedo:
    I might be mistaken, but weren't the first P's shipped with flatwounds?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    used to all basses had flats but i cant remember when rounds came out but at first flats were your only choice

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    James Jamerson and Joe Osborn used flats. Hmm? Those guys sounded great. Osborn never, ever changed his strings, either. He had one set on his bass...admittedly a Jazz Bass...for about 40 years.

 

 

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