#1
I'm thinking about using flatwound strings for my fender jazz, is this worth trying?
#2
Yes--flats have a nice thumpy sound that gets nice and mellow as they age. Most funk, R & B and classic rock tone comes from flats.
#5
I love the roto 77s and 88s. I played a set of La Bellas that were quite nice as well, may give them a try soon as well.
#7
uhm I havn't really tried playing with flatwound strings properly but I'm looking forward to it! do you recommend roto 77 or whatever you called them?
#9
sweet! I'm looking forward to try! and... yeah I play mostly funk, funk rock (like rhcp), rock and metal, I suppose it wouldn't be a problem playing metal with these strings? steve harris uses flatwound strings with iron maiden, so it should be fine, I guess?
#10
No problem playing finger-style for any genre. Don't expect the greatest slap sound though, its a lot more flat and percussive (and some people prefer that) so that's why I tend to stick to rounds. (I wish I could switch inbetween songs.)
#11
hm.. flea uses flatwound for slap, so it can't be that bad, I guess. I'm just gonna have to try and get my own opinion.