newbie string question


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Posted by Glen Harris on October 31, 2000 at 13:53:27:

what's the difference between flatwound and roundwound strings?

when is either one appropriate to use?

I just started playing bass and like those really smooth low types of tones, not that hard bright metallic sound. a guitarist told me flatwound strings would give me that type of tone. any truth to this?

another guitarist told me flatwound strings are only for fretless basses and they would eat up and destroy the frets on my bass.

help! :)
thanks a lot


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