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Thomastik-Infeld Flatwound Strings

Guinny
Posts: 114
Anyone have any experience with these Strings?

Just wondering what you think of them…
Marko1960
Posts: 2174
I don't like flatwounds full stop, (that's period to our transatlantic cousins), they sound like you're playing with cotton wool in your ears!
Guinny
Posts: 114
Hmmm. Not sure what type of flatwounds you have played, Marko. These are easily the best strings I have ever used. I picked up a set yesterday after the sales guy demonstrated them for me.

I use a Eastwood semi hollow body and while I love the bass I have been longing for a more warm full bodied sound. With these strings I have that now and much more. One of the things the sales rep said to me was that I will hear how my bass really sounds with these strings. He was right - it feels and sounds totally different - and for the better.

The strings are nickel alloy flat wound silk wrapped steel core and are low tension so they play like a dream. They feel amazing as weell and make playing effortless. I really can't believe that strings could make such a difference. I was seriously considering buying a P Bass because I didn't think I would ever get a warm blues/reggae sound from my Eastwood. I was totally wrong! If my Eastwood was a Corvette it is now a Porsche. Easily the best $100cdn I have ever spent. I went with the .043, .056, .070, .0106 gauge and really could not be happier.





Marko1960
Posts: 2174
Howay man, divvent sit on the fence, what do you think aboot them?
Marko1960
Posts: 2174
….im not crazy about Porches either, or German cars in general, I drive an Alfa Romeo
Guinny
Posts: 114
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Howay man, divvent sit on the fence, what do you think aboot them?

Alright, I deserve that, but I am over the moon about these things. I played from aboot 9am this morning until aboot 3pm this afternoon… and loved every minute of it.
Marko1960
Posts: 2174
$100 is a bit too saucey for me, I pay ten quid for a set of Fenders
2nick3
Posts: 194
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If my Eastwood was a Corvette it is now a Porsche.

Sounds like a downgrade then to me! Especially if you were going from a '67 convertible with the 427 in it to a 924.
IamMark
Posts: 863
I've never played flat-wounds prior to having my fretless.

As a trial test, I didn't want to pay a lot for a set of strings for my 5 string fretless, so I bought a set of D'Addario XL Chromes Flatwound. I like them. They feel really nice and don't sound too muddy that flatwounds have the reputation for. I can still get good mids out of them, and the lows are really low.
Marko1960
Posts: 2174
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Quote: If my Eastwood was a Corvette it is now a Porsche. Sounds like a downgrade then to me! Especially if you were going from a '67 convertible with the 427 in it to a 924.

You can keep your Chevvies and Porkers, the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Cloverleaf has just broke the record for a saloon car round the Nurbergring
johnny [staff]
Posts: 899
i actually clicked play on that image and wondered why it didn't work.

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