First I apologize if this topic has been covered. I am looking for a set of flat wounds. I have Ernie Ball cobalt flats now. However, a friend has Pyramid Gold pure Nickel flat-wounds. I am looking for something comparable to these without the 70.00 price tag ? Is that a possibility? I feel like the Earnie Ball cobalt are half flats compared to the Pyramids. Essentially I am looking for soft tones with smooth strings.
The LaBella Deep Talking Bass flats are the best I’ve found and reasonably priced. They have great tone, and they’re smooth as glass.
I also use D’Addario black nylon tape wounds which have a nice deep yet mellow tone.
+1 for LaBella. i’ve had them before and they are superb but what country are you in Trossi? I Don’t know whether there is a great difference between pure nickel and nickel chrome but the nickel chromes are nowhere near that price in the UK Pyramid Gold Chrome Nickel Flatwound 10-46.5 Guitar Strings (stringsdirect.co.uk)
Actually just found the pure nickels. £49.99
Pyramid Gold 4-String Chrome Flatwound Nickel Long Scale 45-105 Bass Strings (stringsdirect.co.uk)
I use LaBella’s as well. I prefer their Low Tension Flats to their Deep Talkin’ Bass myself. Both are smooth as glass though.
US … $70.00 is a lot! I will give the la Bella’s a go…
Yes the topic has been covered before, @TRossi,
Everyone has something they prefer, I run Ernie ball slinky flats on most of my basses.
I like the smoothness and they have great warmth, most of my covers lean towards country music, so maybe they work best for that.
I have Labella Deep talking bass flats on both of my basses the Bass and the 6 string Ibanez. I love them for what I am playing.
I also have a set of those EB Slinky’s, but I didn’t much care for them. They’re on a shelf in my closet now.
Everyone has their own likes and dislikes.
I believe it was you @PamPurrs who mentioned these flats before that led me to try them. I liked them so much I put them on both my basses.
Yes it was me
@PamPurrs Then I am very grateful for your experience and wisdom in sharing them with us.
I’ve got the La Bella’s too on the Rick and y to he Fender but I’ve got a set of Thomastik Jazz strings on my Ibanez which I absolutely love. They were $140 though I think
Hi Pam, @PamPurrs
you can always send them over to me, I love them
I’ll bring them to you personally!
I’ll watch my mailbox for the round trip tickets for me and Sara.
Totally can’t wait until Wednesday to throw these bad Larrys on and break them in
Another vote for the La Bella Deep Talkin’ Bass strings - I have them on my Squier P bass and Gretsch Junior Jet and love the way they sound and especially the way they feel.
I have Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky flats on my Sterling Sub Ray 4 and well . . . the jury is still out. Sometimes I like the way they sound and other times I think about replacing them with La Bellas.
As a follow up, all tuned up with the new strings (LeBelles) and they are friggin slick as all get out! Thank you @PamPurrs for the recommendation
Awesome @TRossi! Have you tried sliding yet?
Ummm yes! That’s the first thing I did! Haha. Also hamerons formerly my nemesis seems to be much smoother!