Flatwounds are known for the smooth slick feel, little to no fingernoise, and deep warm tone. But what if you want a more modern bright brilliant tone with the smooth feel of a flatwound? Then these are the three string sets that you should definitely check out!
Ernie Ball Cobalt Flatwounds: Ernie Ball Cobalt Flats are the brightest of the flat wound bass strings available today. They have a brilliant bright crisp sound of a round wound string with the smoothness of a flat. While they are smooth, they are also a flexible flat and available in a variety of string gauges for 4-string and 5-string basses.
D’Addario Chromes: D’Addario Chromes are a bright sounding flatwound but have a more traditional big bottom and mid-range growl. These are the go-to for many flat wound bass string players that want a full thick sounding flat that cuts through the mix.
Rotosound Jazz Bass 77: Rotosound Jazz Bass 77 Monel Flatwounds are also a bright flat wound bass string that has a more midrange focused tone. If looking for a string that is more tight and focused with a clearer high end check these out!