Good flatwounds for C# jazz bass

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Good flatwounds for C# jazz bass

Postby nonakosa » Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:04 pm

I am looking for some advice picking out flatwounds for a jazz bass. I currently have La Bella 760N tapewounds (60-115) tuned c# f# b e, and I really like the tension and bendability but I would like to change them for flatwounds. It has been a long while since I have used them on anything, and never on a down tuned bass, so I would like some advice before I spend the money. I am considering D'Addario ecb82 chromes (50-105), or one of the La Bella 760FS (45-105) or 0760M (52-110). I understand that I can probably not get the same tension with flats and I am prepared for that, I just don't want to be playing on piano wires - I tend to bend a lot.

So what would be a good choice of flatwound for this tuning? I am not at all opposed to trying a few different sets, but I would like a good point in the right direction.


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Re: Good flatwounds for C# jazz bass

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:25 am

I used to have 45-105 flats on my jazz bass, I tuned to C and C# occasionally and found the tension pretty decent but it was normally in E so my standard for lower tuning stability was probably lower than someone doing it all the time. I don't remember it being a floppy mess though
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Re: Good flatwounds for C# jazz bass

Postby Bassist_Diver » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:54 pm

DR makes the best strings, IMHO, so I’d suggest looking at their Legends flats.
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