Got an "04 Epi AGB 140, Just what I was looking for, long scale one pickup, single cutaway, body and “F” hole binding; not too heavy, well set up with newer roundwounds, no neck dive. I will use it for Rockabilly, Classic Country a bit of Pre-Beatles Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Traditional Gospel. I have a Squier Paranormal as well as a few others. I Iike the Fender Black Tapewound Strings - any suggestions for flatwounds, possibly giving me a String Bass tone. I’m looking at other threads here too.
Labella Deep Talkin’ flats all day long.
Hi John_E, I have those on my radar, my son is a pro player down south and uses those, I also met a guy who uses them on a Gibby 4-string bass - thanks for he reply, the jury is still out.
Thomastik flats if you’re feeling opulent
And very, very tuneful.
Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Flats.
Hi Mike, thanks for the tip. I’m not feeling opulent, supply chain issues, and increased administrative costs you know, but I may look more into them - hoping for a MF Stupid deal of the day. I know they last “forever”.
All flats last a really long time. LaBella Low Tension Flats are another option.
Another alternative is the TI Jazz Rounds. Really slinky, can boom when needed. Bass will need a set up. My favorite basses have either TI flats or rounds. On a budget, the Fender flats are my second favorite flat after the TI’s…and they are so much cheaper.
Fender flats are good value for money
Agreed - Used them for years, also the Fender black tapewounds on my Jazz.
Just got some Deep Talkin’ 60-115 white wound (the white is not real bright so it looks “normal”) so far, real nice feel I may need to do a bit of a set up as I play real light. I like a heavier “G”.
Just need some set up advice, specs, then I go from there, from someone else who has one of these - I’m fine with setting up Fenders.
I’d set it up just about the same way.
White wounds are a bit thicker and a bit ‘rubbery’ IMO, they are not the same as the normal La Bella Flats, they are their own animal. Great, just different.
I had them on a 5er but didn’t love them.
Yep, feel a bit rubbery, so far. so good, did not need to set it ups, same a Fender specs, P/U height, String Heights and Bridge heights - may need to tweak after rehearsal. I think I may like the Fender black tapewounds more but we’ll see, I have those on my Jazz. The AGB140, is much better than I thought, nice sound, I like simple controls, well- balanced, no neck dive and I actually like reaching out to the next village to get to low “F”. I’ll stay on this site for more tips and I can chime in a bit - started, paid, bass in 1964 after 'Nam.