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Ernie Ball Flatwound Bass Set Group I, .055 - .110

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  • Chrome plated steel
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  • Mellow sound

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Customer Reviews

Flat convert hereI exclusively used medium gauge RotoSound round wound back in the 70's and 80's. I gave up playing bass for over 20 years and on coming back to the bass I tried a variety of strings, mostly round wounds, and have settled on these. I play a '71 P-bass and these get the tone and growl I desire which may not be your cup of tea if you like a brighter treble-infused tone. I also like that they are so easy on the old fingers and are seemingly long lasting. I cannot foresee switching anytime soon but I'm as fickle as most folks so who knows.5Not as smooth (feel) as expected in flatwounds.These flatwound strings have a lot of space between windings and don't feel as smooth as other brands of flatwounds I've tried. Also the string tension is really high, so it takes a lot of pressure to hold them down, even with a low action. Not my favorite.2Rough free strings, smooth to the touch, awesome.I have been using these strings for a while, hard to find this particular type, but once I find it I try to get two packs just in case they stop selling them. Perfect for my finger tips, very smooth no rough feel. I love these strings, I thought it would be a little short because I have a 24in bass, but no it was perfect. Very happy5These are MY flatwounds!I have Ernie Ball Group I flatwounds on all my basses - customised 1993 and 2001 Rickenbacker 4001V63s, a customised 2011 Fender Jaco Pastorius fretless Jazz (huge improvement over the lighter Fender flatwounds the bass came with), a 2009 Fender Kingman SCE acoustic bass (helps it sound more like an upright bass), and a customised 1987 fretted Jazz-style bass (been on there at least 20 years and just keep getting better!) The tension is reasonably high, but I like having to work my strings, there's oodles of mass and heft, more than enough of the top end I want, and I just love the smooth finish. During the years I was using roundwounds I could never get enough top end - always maxing the Tone pot and forever changing strings in the never-ending chase for more top end. However, since reverting to flatwounds, rarely do I have the Tone pot maxed with these strings. It's a different top end from a roundwound string, and it generally sounds better to my ears if it's wound back a little to a lot. Overall, these are the only bass strings I've used since I got my first set at least 20 years ago, and I can't imagine why I would want to use any others - love them!5They feel great, sound terrible.I was heavy in to home recording and got tired of editing out finger noise and thought I would try a set of flatwounds to help with the problem.The finger noise is greatly reduced, but these have an almost 'tinny' sound to them. I'm getting no more low end, it's almost like I'm playing on the D and G strings all the time, even when thumbing an open E.I'm using them on a Squier Precision J/P bass. It's not high end, but it had an excellent sound with the original strings.I've tried recording DI and through a tube pre and tube compressor chain. Both ways sounded great with the original round strings but not with these.Plus the A string was damaged when I received them, but I didn't notice it until I put the whole set on the guitar so I can't return them.These might sound good in a live situation, or if you are micing a cabinet for recording, but going DI, they don't sound so good.2Great Bass Strings Scores a Save for a $450 BassGreat strings. Was really disappointed with my Yamaha TRBX-505 until I put a set of these on. That and an adjustment of string heights tamed the trebles, and really brought out the mids. Now this has become is my versatile, go-to bass, and I've barely touched my upgraded Lakland 5501 since. I only noticed a few weeks ago that they were sounding duller and that the intonation was out. I was really surprised to see that these strings have been on my bass for 2 years and 5 months. They really held up well.7-18-2017 - Update... Ernie Ball needs to go lighter on the string windings for the Low B and and Low E strings. Last time I installed, I could barely get the windings though the bridge. This time, I could not get either string completely through the bridge. Each of these strings are resting on the windings rather than the ball end. Check other reviews to see if this is unique to Yamaha bridges or problematic for other bass guitars.5Flat Wounds for almost 20 years now!Ernie Ball Flat Wounds are my all time favorite electric bass string.as an upright bassist, when I pick up the Electric bass, I need that same flat wound feel.and these strings ring true on every gig.I've been playing Ernie Ball for almost 20 years... I've played hundreds and hundreds of gigs on these,recorded multiple albums and countless bass tracks. Ernie Ball Flat Wounds are the only strings I perform on.Also...As a string teacher, I've always met students with a similar problem... "what kind of strings should I get?"Students always ask this same question... I tell them what I play... and then tell them "hey, you know what... these may not be the strings for you... but you need to figure out what you like...and the quicker the better.... and stick with the ones you can count on!"These flat wounds are for me, and I'm happy I took the time to figure it out.Thank you Ernie Ball.Sincerely,Ben McClaraBassist &Owner at Sacramento Preparatory Music AcademySacramento Ca.5Great soundHave been playing these for a while now and they sound great. Smooth and comfortable, the active circuit on my 5 string gives me all the treble and punch I need when I need it, but has a nice thump for the oldies I mostly play. Never had a bad set up Ernie Ball strings, either guitar or bass.5While I love the sound of the stringsThis review took some time to determine a rating. While I love the sound of the strings, I still have some issue with the "stickiness" of them. Rubbing alcohol has helped a ton, as wiping them down every week or so has really helped. However, if your fingers are sweaty, they'll still be a little hard to get used to. After really struggling initially with them, I pulled them off and put a new set of D'Addario EXL160 on. While I realized how much I liked the feel of those, the sound, when compared to the flatwounds didn't come close to comparing. So, I yanked those off and put the Ernie Ball flatwounds back on. I just have to be cognizant of moisture on my fingers and/or wiping them down before playing. Either way, they sound fantastic!4Nice Strings!Talk about some big strings!I think I m preferring the Ernie Ball Custom Gage Group Bass strings over the slinky cobalt strings options they make. The latter work fine, but can be little too floppy and produce a lot more fret noise. The Group series are a smoother especially on a fretless fingerboard.5
Ernie Ball Flatwound Bass Set Group I, .055 - .110

Ernie Ball Flatwound Bass Set Group I, .055 - .110

4.5
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Regular price
£73.00
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£73.00
Regular price
£120.00
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Save 39% (£47.00)