Wednesday, 17 January 2007
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I remember reading that Sheldon was working on a set of dingwall flats. I just put some Ken Smith Slickwounds (or slickrounds--whatever he calls them) on my afterburner and it's reminding me why I like flats. It'd be great to find a set of flats that are optimized for what the fanned frets can do
15 years ago
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We've been trying out different brands. We're still working on it though.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":2ytxpekv]We've been trying out different brands. We're still working on it though.[/quote:2ytxpekv] Have you tried Chromes Sheldon? It'd be nice to get a tapered set.
15 years ago
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I vote for Chromes.
15 years ago
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Thank you Sheldon--keep us posted Smith slick rounds are pretty much flatwounds, as far as I can tell-they sound and feel like flats
15 years ago
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Ritter strings are very smooth on the hand and the fretboard and great sounding too (just a thought)
15 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":9a3bkxtw]We've been trying out different brands. We're still working on it though.[/quote:9a3bkxtw] Just wondering, any progress?
15 years ago
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Thanks for the updates. Got a beautiful Super J last fall and it is sitting in the corner awaiting the optimum set of flats. I Got it because of the retro Jazz bass look and hopefully sound with ultra modern style, playability and electronics. Just not my style with the roundwounds. Hopefully soon. Lots of input but hard to buy sets of strings at the cost these days without the masters blessing. Thanks WB
15 years ago
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Chromes would be the perfect DW flat IMO.
15 years ago
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I'm using the Chromes extra long 5 set on my passive, fanned CB custom 5 (32-35") with banjo frets-I love it! The plan is for the SJ5 to be my active/roundwound compliment...................
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[quote="lomo":15jqweod]I'm using the Chromes extra long 5 set on my passive, fanned CB custom 5 (32-35") with banjo frets-I love it! The plan is for the SJ5 to be my active/roundwound compliment...................[/quote:15jqweod] Morris, Are those strings long enough for use on an AB?? Robert
15 years ago
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Absolutely-the Chromes xtra long 5 set fits and sounds great on an AB. I had 'em on my AB1-5 and they were a killer match for those hot pups (mine had FD-3s). The B silk barely touched the nut, but there didn't seem to be any functional difficulty watsoever.
15 years ago
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Sorry, I'm behind on this. I don't have anything to add other than popular opinion leans toward Chromes.
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[quote="lomo":xjslnxaj]Absolutely-the Chromes xtra long 5 set fits and sounds great on an AB. I had 'em on my AB1-5 and they were a killer match for those hot pups (mine had FD-3s). The B silk barely touched the nut, but there didn't seem to be any functional difficulty watsoever.[/quote:xjslnxaj] Thanks Morris. I guess I'll keep those in mind. My bass is coming strung with a new set of DW strings, and another new set in the case. So I guess I don't have to worry about that for a little while.
15 years ago
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":qzfgc8u4]Sorry, I'm behind on this. I don't have anything to add other than popular opinion leans toward Chromes.[/quote:qzfgc8u4] Hey Sheldon, have you consdidered cloning yourself? :lol:
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[quote="BuffaloBob":22wvj203][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":22wvj203]Sorry, I'm behind on this. I don't have anything to add other than popular opinion leans toward Chromes.[/quote:22wvj203] Hey Sheldon, have you consdidered cloning yourself? :lol:[/quote:22wvj203] With the new and improved tone chambers, of course...!
15 years ago
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[quote="reddavid":3jpzcwi8][quote="BuffaloBob":3jpzcwi8][quote="Sheldon Dingwall":3jpzcwi8]Sorry, I'm behind on this. I don't have anything to add other than popular opinion leans toward Chromes.[/quote:3jpzcwi8] Hey Sheldon, have you consdidered cloning yourself? :lol:[/quote:3jpzcwi8] With the new and improved tone chambers, of course...![/quote:3jpzcwi8] Well of course, much easier than dieting I would think!!!
15 years ago
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I put a set of D'Addario chrome flatwounds on my SJ last night, just for kicks. I didn't know what to expect because it's been decades since I've played flats, but I'm really digging them. They have much more definition across the spectrum than I imagined they would. They even pop and slap nicely. So far, so good. :) Mark
15 years ago
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As far as Chromes and I are concerned, yer preachin' to the choir. I use 'em for many sounds-recently I've been using them on a passive fretless 5 with Nordstrand passive pups to play Floyd's Wish You Were Here and Clapton's Old Love-my buds no longer "tolerate" a fretted bass on these tunes.
15 years ago
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Yeah, Morris, one reason I tried them was your raving about them. I have been sitting aroung playing my SJ, and I'm really digging the flats. This is very cool, this "new" feel and sound. Do you know if Chromes will work on an AB5? [b:rhfabynu]We need Dingwall flats[/b:rhfabynu]. Anybody listening? Mark
15 years ago
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Yeah-I've posted elsewhere that the Chromes Super Long 5 set fit my AB1-5er with barely a taste of silk touching the nut on the B string-sounded (and felt!) superb with the Dingwall pups and needed only a minimal rod tweak. Very heavy sounding and with no loss of definition, I just rolled off the tone a bit less than with the stock strings. And you're right, they have their own voice when slapped!
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