#1
I bought my bass used with flatwound strings on it and the salesman said for rock i would have to switch to roundwound strings to get a better sound. i was playing rock with those strings for 6 months then i decided to get new roundwound strings now that i got them i dont like them at all and i dont like the sound. my question is wil the new strings eventually start sounding better or will they sound the same as they were new?
#3
yeah, you need to let them settle in. the "tinny" sound will die down after ~a fortnight at most.
#5
Or maybe you just prefer flatwounds, and therefore should stick with them. Steve Harris uses flatwounds on a fretted bass and many people love his tone. There's no such thing as a "best" string choice for a genre- it's all about finding your own tone.
#6
Quote by Deliriumbassist
Or maybe you just prefer flatwounds, and therefore should stick with them. Steve Harris uses flatwounds on a fretted bass and many people love his tone. There's no such thing as a "best" string choice for a genre- it's all about finding your own tone.
^Agreed
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#10
I like the sound of dead roundwound strings, but am not so hot for flatwound strings, so when I replace the strings on my basses (once in a blue moon) I rub handcream into the strings to kill off the tinny high end. And I love the sound they make.

Apparently Elixir make coated roundwound strings that sound worn in, but I haven't tried them, so someone else will need to verify that...
#11
never used flat...id love to try em tho
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