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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / Thomastik-Infeld JF-344 Jazz flats

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New York City

Sep 11th, 2018 07:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Chicken strips.

"Let the grease stay on your fingers."

I recall a similar remark, maybe in some article. I'm guessing it was about Jamerson. Wasn't he notorious for having old greasy dirty strings he never changed and ridiculous high action? If not him, some other well known "old schooler."

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North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Sep 11th, 2018 08:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think I heard that about Jaco. I never meet him, he was a local guy and many of my friends knew him a few even worked and recorded with him. If I recal right it was fried chicken wings.


Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
Sep 20th, 2018 05:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

digi...you're right about JJ.


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Sep 24th, 2018 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lol, sounded mental ;)
But Jamerson was a phenomenal player

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 09:20 PM, Sep 24th, 2018)


Forgive your enemies

but never forget their names
Sep 24th, 2018 08:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

I haven’t played flats on a bass for 50 years or so and recently put a set of Rotosound flats on my MM Stingray 5. So far, I like the reduced stress on my fingertips vs the regular Rotosound strings I’ve played for many, many years, but the sound is really dead and unexciting compared to what I am used to. Will the Thomastik-Infeld flats bring a little life to the bass or are they also the typical dull, thudding flatwound bass string?

(This message was last edited by Laker at 10:35 PM, Sep 24th, 2018)


New York City

Sep 25th, 2018 01:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

No, flats are flats. If you get TI flats you should be looking for the classic flat string sound. The first few weeks with a new set of TI flats you are waiting for them to calm down and begin to really have a beautiful full tone without the "new" clank. And they continue to improve in that direction for at least the first year.

But you are not after that kind of bass sound. From your description, I don't think any flat wound strings are going to do the trick.

There used to be something called "half rounds", You could look into those.

(This message was last edited by digiboy at 06:00 PM, Sep 25th, 2018)

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