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thomastik flats - I said Dam!

Post by Kev77 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:29 pm

thomastik flats - I said Dam!,,, after hearing about these for ever, i finally nabbed a set for the new pbass.,., dah dam theyre nice.,.
anyone here use them too?
I wish I could play bass like John lee hooker

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Post by Jazzbass » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:09 am

They are the ONLY bass strings I use, Kev.
Even better, they last for ever and actually sound better when they're older.

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Post by joppo » Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:09 pm

Got a set on my fretless jazz Kev. They are brand new buy Rog's standards - less than a year old!

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Post by Jazzbass » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:20 pm

:D

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Post by Kev77 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:15 pm

joppo wrote:Got a set on my fretless jazz Kev. They are brand new buy Rog's standards - less than a year old!
where'd you get em, cant seem to find any others in Nz., online?
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Post by Jazzbass » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:33 am

I used to import mine direct from USA, through Dude Barr.
When I bought my last bass it naturally had std Fender strings, so I ordered a set of TIs through Dave @ Guitarstuff and he got them in about a fortnight for me.

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Post by joppo » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:41 pm

Musicways import them (listed here http://musicways.co.nz/customer/home.php?cat=21). I just found the local dealer (check here http://musicways.co.nz/customer/dealers_all.htm) and got them to order me in a set. Wasn't as quick as Rogs option - I think it took 3 weeks, but I know the guy who owns the shop and I said not to do a special order because I could wait.

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Post by Harley » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:30 am

http://www.juststrings.com/thomastikinf ... uitar.html
They arrive within a week and if you buy three sets the shipping is still the same.

I have bought my strings from nowhere else but juststrings.com for over 10 years now and their service is superb and prices are excellent.
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Post by potatoes » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:50 am

Whenever these threads come up on bass strings where everyone is knocked out by one string I always check it out and it's always the same -flatwound steels

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Post by Kev77 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:53 pm

true - Ive got a set of labella's on my jazz.,., but its the low tension of the TI's that are the win..,
so effortless..,.
thanks for the info on music ways
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Post by Jazzbass » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:29 pm

I gave my Jazz (with TIs natch) a rest and pulled out my old Precision for practice today.
The guys were bowled over by how great those TIs sound after all this time.
Mind you - an old P and an old set of TIs are certainly a match made in bass tone heaven.
I think I love them even more on my P than my J. Didn't think that was possible.

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Post by martyforrer » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:00 pm

I've used nothing but TI Jazz Flats for over ten years. IMO, they beat other brands of flats because they have a softer feel and a better midrange tone.
Manawatu TV and Sound have a 5 string set on the shelf if anyone wants some in a hurry.
Having been in music retail for ten years and now music wholesale for eight, I've tried most every brand going, and for me nothing beats TIs. As someone said, they get better as they get older.

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Re: thomastik flats - I said Dam!

Post by pins » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:37 pm

I last tried flats around 10-15 years ago on an old fretless I had and never tried them since :!:
People have told me to stick some on my Gretsch especially,and the Jazz too.
I worry that they wont have the steely brightness I like in rounds I have always used,is this true :?: In other words are they bright sounding or dull and thuddy :?:

Anyway I thought I will order at least one set of these thomastik flats(checked the price and thought jeeze they better be as good as you guys say :wink: ) I trust your positive comments. Looking forward to trying them.

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Post by Jazzbass » Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:42 pm

If bright is where you're at - I wouldn't recommend them to you.
Bright to me is for guitarists.

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Post by Davo » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:27 pm

Jazzbass wrote:If bright is where you're at - I wouldn't recommend them to you.
Bright to me is for guitarists.
Rog, don't say that too loud. We bass players have feelings you know! :-)

I want to get some TI flats for my current fave bass (Epiphone Jack Casady) Not sure what flats are on it at the moment (purple windings) Nice but a bit stiff)
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