Dismiss Notice
Join The Good Vibe Zone today, and hangout with the nicest bass community in the world :)

Flatwound strings

Discussion in 'Bass Strings' started by mart, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. mart

    mart

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    911
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wales
    As you guys probably know, I'm mostly a fretless player, and so it won't be a surprise that I prefer flatwound strings. Re-reading the last Warwick newsletter I see that they also say flatwounds make a good choice for fretless basses. But as far as I can see, Warwick don't actually make any flatwounds (except for the Triumph ones, which are a little expensive for an electric bass)!

    So, does anybody else think Warwick should start a line of flatwound strings?
     
  2. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    17,855
    Likes Received:
    1,926
    Trophy Points:
    114
    I don't know, but I will Hask Hans Peter :)
     
  3. mart

    mart

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2008
    Messages:
    911
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wales
    Maybe it's worth doing a little poll on here to see just how many of us flat-earthers there actually are? Unfortunately I'm not clever enough to set up such a poll!
     
    Briton likes this.
  4. jester

    jester ocdemon

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Athens, GR
    Real Name:
    Yanni
    When you do that, please let me know how you did it. :lol:

     
  5. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    17,855
    Likes Received:
    1,926
    Trophy Points:
    114
    Haha!!!
     
  6. Ketzi

    Ketzi

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Bavaristan
    Flatwounds would be great! Just thought about something like 2 different lines, with one being more like D`Addario Chromes, the other more like Thomastik Infeld oder LaBella Deep Talking or so...
     
  7. BassRunner911

    BassRunner911 Warwick Endorser

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've been wanting to put flatwounds on my SSII for a while now. I do need a new set. I'm using Warwick black labels. A Warwick flatwound set would be incredible!!!!
     
  8. crustychef

    crustychef

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle
    I use DR Legend Flats on my Corvette FL. I'm tempted to throw some on Stingray too.
     
  9. imabuddha

    imabuddha

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Location:
    Miyazaki, Japan
    I'm really loving the D'Addario Chromes I recently put on my Corvette. Sliding is so much easier on my fingertips and the sound is still punchy, at least with the treble tone control boosted. :cool:
     
    RIP likes this.
  10. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    6,618
    Likes Received:
    3,398
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    the Netherlands
    I tried flats on my precision. Took em off again after two weeks. Bad combination, precisions and flats. It sounded like completely dead roundwounds. Useless.
     
  11. Briton

    Briton

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2018
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    47
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    England UK
    I use Thomastik Infeld Flats on my Precision just because they are a perfect match and EB Cobalt Flats on my Stingray, Bongo and G&L
     
  12. Augie

    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,229
    Likes Received:
    196
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Additional to the OPs inquiry: who makes Warwick's strings? I know rumors of SIT making them abounded for a while. My main reason is that I LOVE the EMPs but no one stocks the damn things! I can get them by another name I will.
     
  13. d.o.c.

    d.o.c.

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2018
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Pyramid Gold, .040 - .100. Short-scale versions are std issue on Hofners (replacements are re-branded as Hofner), but they make them for up to 35" scale basses also. Pricey but worth it, silky smooth but surprisingly lively, and the best part is they last for years. In fact, I've never had to replace a set
     
    imabuddha and Florin like this.
  14. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    17,855
    Likes Received:
    1,926
    Trophy Points:
    114
    Rotosound flats doesn not even sound like really flats when new. They die quicly though, but awesome strings.
     
  15. Stainless

    Stainless Guard of the Fortress

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2017
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    441
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    former birthplace of Warwick: Franconia, Germany
    I also like flatwounds, but Warwick should start with flatwounds. I never liked Warwick Strings :eek:
     
  16. robl

    robl

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2014
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Edmonton Alberta Canada
    I use Sadowsky Blue flatwounds on my 06 Thumb - they have a tapered B string 130 really sound great, last not cheap but not real expensive either around $72 USD
     
  17. BrusselsBass

    BrusselsBass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2019
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    759
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Location:
    Brussels
    Real Name:
    Ulrich
    All mine (fretted +FL) are on Fender 9050L. Also played D'Addarius flats, equally nice. Warwick flats would be nice! I think there are WW Nylons, not sure. Flats are much longer lasting compared to round wounds.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2019
  18. Foal30

    Foal30

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2018
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    382
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Christchurch Aotearoa
    I like D'Addario Chromes and the old Sadowsky Black Label (which I think are La Bella made)
     
  19. Lowender

    Lowender

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2020
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    41
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I have flats on my Gretsch hollow body G5123B and it’s a really nice synergy. Good tonal range and easier on my fingers than roundwounds.
     
Loading...