#1
I would love to have a 5 string, just for the low B so i could get deeper sounds out of it, but i'm tight on cash and am looking for alternate ways to deepen my sound. I've heard that flatwound strings give a lower sound. Any suggestions for brands and gauges for a 4 string?
#3
Bear in mind that flatwounds wont actually give you a lower pitch, just a mellower, less bright sound than rounds. I've used Rotosound 77s before that were pretty good, quite bright as flats go, two other brands that are highly praised are D'Addario Chromes and LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats. Of course, it should go without saying that it all comes down to personal preference.
#4
I've actually never messed around with a EQ. Pretty stupid on my part. I mostly use D'Addario uon both my acoustic and electric, but i don't think i've used the same kind more than once. I like trying new stuff out(My new Phosphor Bronze on my acoustic are awesome)
I might try out either the rotosound or chromes like you said.
What about gauges? I'm fairly inexperienced with stuff like this =/
#5
I'm using the 45-105 gauge D'Addario Chromes as of now after switching from a long time roto swing 66 user, great strings those flats are, they feel smooth and play smooth
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXQM1
Fender Jazz V
Yahama Pacifica 112
Acoustic B200h
2 custom 1x15 cabs
Vox AD30VT
too many pedals
#6
yeah flats sound like rubber bands dude.

an octave pedal, a boost at the 300hz and 120hz below will help.
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#7
d'addarios ftw, but not cheap.
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#8
d'addarios ftw, but not cheap.
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#9
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I never thought about an octave pedal. Any suggestions on a good one for bass?
#10
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I never thought about an octave pedal. Any suggestions on a good one for bass?


I use my Digitech bass synth wah for it's octave down function, but for some dedicated octave pedals, the EHX micro pog is great. I've also used a Boss OC-2, it worked pretty well with bass
Gear:
Ibanez RG4EXQM1
Fender Jazz V
Yahama Pacifica 112
Acoustic B200h
2 custom 1x15 cabs
Vox AD30VT
too many pedals
#11
when you aren't so tight on money, Rotosound makes amazing flats. Cost me $50 for a set though, so make sure you like flats first.