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Re: Flatwound Vs. Roundwound !!

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Posted by Lee on March 21, 2001 at 16:58:59:

In Reply to: Re: Flatwound Vs. Roundwound !! posted by Dave Rawlings on March 21, 2001 at 08:35:19:

: Most of my gigs are in a church setting; lots of people and carpet to suck up sound. Someone told me rounds are the way to go to get a bright enough sound that won't get sucked up. It works! If you want the brighter sound but don't want to chew up your fingerboard, you might want to try some strings that start out round but are ground to feel like flats. Can't remember what the brand is. Haven't tried them myself but have heard good reports. There's another brand that are half-ground; flat on the fingerboard side but round on the top. Check with your local dealer, if he doesn't stock them they should be in his catalog.

D'Addario makes a groundwound string. I was thinking of trying flats, got a heckofa deal at my local music store so I decided to give them a try. They're on my P bass copy and I like them a lot. Still have brightness but have that great thud too. Also much easier on the fingers. They felt very strange at first but after a few minutes I was very comfortable. - Lee

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