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Posted by Robby (188.8.131.52) on October 29, 2002 at 11:15:44:
In Reply to: Advice on strings posted by Alvaro Martín Gómez on October 28, 2002 at 11:32:08:
The best flatwounds I have found are LaBella flats, and the price is reasonable. And the good thing about flats is that you don't have to change them for years. Many players rave about the Thomastik flats, but you are looking at paying at least double the price.
If you don't mind a little bit of fretboard wear, use steel strings on your fretless - it puts a better point and growl on the sound.
: Hi everybody.
: I'm looking for a set of strings for my 5-string fretted bass. I've found that nickel strings lose their brightness quickly and the steels aren't good for the frets, so I think that nickel-plated steel strings are the best option. I'm using a set of La Bella Slappers right now and I think they're good, but I'd like to hear suggestions on better nickel-plated steels. Also got my first fretless bass (5-string also) but I can't find flatwounds where I live (Colombia), so I'm not playing it too much because I don't want my fingerboard damaged. I'm planning to buy a set of flatwounds through Internet (along with strings for my fretted bass), but I don't know anything about good flatwounds. Both basses are 34". Any input is highly appreciated.
: Thank you in advance.
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