Users' questions

Can you put flatwound strings on an acoustic bass?

Can you put flatwound strings on an acoustic bass?

Using electric flatwound strings on an acoustic bass guitar is not recommended unless you will be playing with an amplifier, since acoustically, they will sound very dull. If you are changing the strings on your acoustic bass for the first time, you may want to stick with regular acoustic bass guitar strings.

What are flatwound bass strings good for?

Flatwound strings have reduced high end, giving them more emphasis on mids and lows. Bassists playing rock, punk, and pop styles often choose roundwounds for their enhanced presence in a busy mix. For reggae, R&B, and jazz, the smoother, warmer sound of flatwounds is often more appropriate.

Who uses flat wound bass strings?

Traditionally used for jazz and blues styles of music, they’re now popular in the indie world and bands who are chasing the classic sound of 50’s Rock n’ Roll. Roundwound strings are wound with wire, giving them ridges and grooves, whereas flatwounds are wrapped with tape, meaning that the surface is smooth.

What bass strings does Mark King use?

Funkmaster were used by Mark King in the 90s, they weren’t much considered by bass players, but believe me, they are excellent strings, ringing and soft, excellent scaling! Really superb. These strings are useful for both funk and rock, but I also play Jazz, obviously setting the chain of instruments.

Can I put acoustic bass strings on electric bass?

The default choice for acoustic bass strings is, of course, to play strings designed for acoustic basses. But unlike other types of acoustic stringed instrument, you can choose to play strings for electric basses.

What are tape wound bass strings?

Tape Wound bass guitar strings are manufactured with nylon tape wrapped around the outer wire wrap. The tone produced by tape wound strings is mellow and warm. Tape wound strings are often used on fretless basses since they cause less wear and tear to the fingerboard than a traditional round wound string.

Why are flatwound bass strings so expensive?

Another thing to consider is the amount of processing that must go into the fabrication. This is why Flatwound or nylon tapewound strings will generally cost more than a typical roundwound string especially if they are hand wound (which is rare these days).

What are the smoothest bass strings?

The best flatwound bass strings available today

  1. La Bella 760FS Deep Talkin’ Bass.
  2. D’Addario Xl Ecb81 Chromes Flat Wound.
  3. GHS Precision Flats.
  4. Ernie Ball Flatwound Bass Group Flats.
  5. Dr Strings Legend Flatwounds.
  6. Rotosound Jazz Bass 77 Flats.
  7. Thomastik-infeld Jf344 Jazz Flats.
  8. Pyramid Gold Pure Nickel Flatwound.

Are Flatwounds good for slap bass?

Yes, flatwound strings, on the bass, that’s cool! Some of them are even suitable for slap bass!

Who died in Level 42?

Rowland Gould
A founding member of 1980s pop group Level 42 took his own life, a coroner has ruled. Rowland Gould, known as Boon, was found dead at a friend’s home in Uffculme, Devon, on 30 April. He had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and told doctors he had suffered from depression all his life, his inquest heard.

What AMP does Mark King use?

I use Trace Elliot amps, the AH500 top with four 4×10 cabs, and I consider these to be the best. The TE amp has several benefits for me, particularly the balanced DI out for the PA desk. There’s an 11-band graphic, which you can put before or after the DI – I send an EQ’d signal to the PA man because I EQ severely.

What’s the difference between Hi Beam and regular bass strings?

Hi-Beam stainless steel bass strings are round wound and constructed on a round core which is unique in the industry. Hi-Beams require much more time, care and extra steps to make than other bass strings. The extra effort DR expends making Hi-Beams results in a bass string that is highly flexible and musically but not harshly bright.

What makes a hi beams fret so good?

They are also known for their long tone life, string to string consistency and balance, playing ease and non –abrasiveness on frets.

What kind of strings do bass players use?

HI-BEAMS are the string to choose for brightness, punch and ease of playing. Hi-Beam bass strings require much more time, care and extra steps to make than other bass strings. Material: Stainless Steel.

What kind of sound does a Hi Beam make?

Our customers say that the HI Beam sound is “Super Light, Super Bright, and super Funky (LR-30-120),” and has “…some of the richest fundamentals I’ve heard, a very pleasing sound with great detail and lots of interesting harmonics (LLR-40).”