Are flatwound strings stiffer?
The Thomastik strings you mention are thicker than the D’Addarios, but Thomastik strings are known to have a lower tension with the same thickness. Apart from that, trus rod adjustments are not difficult, and IMHO the need for a truss rod adjustment shouldn’t keep anyone from using the strings that work best for them.
How tight should bass strings be?
the string should be fairly tight against the bass, tight enough to offer some good reisstance. if it is tight, tune down.
Do bass strings have more tension?
See above, bass strings do not have twice as much tension. All the strings have pretty similar tensions I suspect that’s why the guages are chosen for each string. See above, bass strings do not have twice as much tension.
Are flatwound bass strings good for rock?
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.
Can bass strings snap?
So, do bass strings break? Bass strings can break, especially when played aggressively, when incorrectly tuned, or when the instrument has a flaw that is causing a compromise in the strength of the string.
Do bass strings lose tension over time?
Vinny_G. It’s certain that the strings lose their integrity over time, due to the wear and fatigue of the metal.
Does a longer string have more tension?
All strings were tuned to the same pitch, so according to the relationship between tension, pitch, mass per unit length, and speaking length, the strings with the longer scale lengths will be under greater tension than the shorter ones.
What are the smoothest bass strings?
The best flatwound bass strings available today
- La Bella 760FS Deep Talkin’ Bass.
- D’Addario Xl Ecb81 Chromes Flat Wound.
- GHS Precision Flats.
- Ernie Ball Flatwound Bass Group Flats.
- Dr Strings Legend Flatwounds.
- Rotosound Jazz Bass 77 Flats.
- Thomastik-infeld Jf344 Jazz Flats.
- Pyramid Gold Pure Nickel Flatwound.
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).
How do I tighten my bass neck?
To adjust the action, turn the screw in the truss rod to change the curvature of the neck. If the gap is too large, insert the Allen wrench or Phillips screwdriver into the screw (located either on the headstock or at the other end of the neck) and then tighten the truss rod by turning the screw clockwise.
What kind of bass strings have low tension?
either Labella Beatle bass flats or Pyramid gold short scale flatwounds will get you that thumpy tone, if you go for the Labella make sure to go for the 96-39 gauge set, Pyramid will be even thumpier but will be stiffer feeling but despite the stiff feel the actusl physical tension of Pyramids is not high.
Which is the best flatwound string for bass?
La Bella flatwounds are the epitome of old-school tone, and rightfully so – the Original 1954 Vintage set was the go-to string for top session players like Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, Jerry Jemmott, Duck Dunn, and a host of others.
What kind of tension does a P Bass have?
Tension also depends on scale length and tuning, so a set that is “medium tension” on a P bass might qualify as “light tension” on your Hofner. Flats come in a range of different tones too, from very thumpy and mellow to pretty crisp and bright. The above two comments are equally applicable to tapewound strings.
What’s the difference between tapewound strings and flats?
1 Flats come in a range of different tensions, so generalizations are usually somewhat misleading. 2 Flats come in a range of different tones too, from very thumpy and mellow to pretty crisp and bright. 3 The above two comments are equally applicable to tapewound strings. 4 Is your aversion to roundwounds based on feel, or tone?