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Old 01-14-2011, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bass strings!

I'm lookin' at bass strings to buy, I'm likin' flatwound with medium gauges but i wanted bronze and i can only find chrome or stainless steel. Do they even make bronze flatwound bass strings? If not, are chrome good strings?

These are the ones I'm looking at:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/D-Addari...83-i1122149.gc

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Old 01-15-2011, 05:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can't get bronze strings for anything except acoustics.

As for your other questions, there isn't enough info to go on.

What kind of sound are you looking for? What bass is it you're using? Why are you looking for medium gauge as opposed to light or heavy gauge?

If you can answer these we'll be able to help more.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i've been using D'Addario flatwound chromes for years. i freaking love them. super smooth feel and lots of nice low end tone. great for when you want more subtlety in your playing. not something i'd recommend for any sort of flashy or technical style. especially not for something abrasive like your typical punk rock bass tones.

pretty sure bronze bass strings would die super fast, and with the added cost of getting non-round wound strings, i can see that market disappearing almost instantly. the thing about non-round strings is that they're made to sound darker so they don't really 'die' the same way as typical guitar strings. personally i've had the same set on my fretless for going on 8 years now, and while i'm positive the tone has diminished a bit over the years it's not nearly as drastic as the other type of strings.

@GB - i think mediums are just the most common size offered for specialty strings like the flat or ribbon wound. i'm also not 100% but i think the strings are still made of nickel but have a Chrome treatment applied to extend the life of the strings.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i'm also not 100% but i think the strings are still made of nickel but have a Chrome treatment applied to extend the life of the strings.
They are. The DB strings Iv been getting for a few months now are, and there cheap as can be.
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