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Elites Detroit Flats - any good?

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I have 2 5-string Precisions so I've decided to do the classic 1 with flats / 1 with rounds thing. Having tried using flats when playing in my band however it hasn't really worked for me in the past so the flats loaded bass would only really be for home use and any dep work I might happen to pick up that calls for it so I'm looking for a cheap option. 

Elites Detroit Flats appear to be the cheapest 5 string set on strings direct at the moment so I'm thinking of giving them a go. Just wondering if anyone has any experience of them and what kind of tone they have? 

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4 minutes ago, jrixn1 said:

Never used them, but I do really like Dunlop flats, which are are similarly-priced at £36.99 posted for the 5-string set, from https://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Flat_wound_strings.html

 

Ah that's perfect, thanks! I hadn't checked Bass Direct to see them at that price and I use Dunlop rounds so makes sense to give their flats a go. 🙂

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I used some for a week then sold the bass they were on. They seemed lovely for the money.

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My go to flats. The perfect blend of thump without the dead flump. No modern twang here just that old school record sound whilst still being clear

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I ended up going with the Dunlops in the end and I'm really pleased with them. I've not tried loads of flats to be fair - as I said, they don't really work in my band - but these sound great to me and feel really smooth with none of the grabiness I've found with others I've tried. I like the fact the silks have a coating on them too which seems like a really good idea.

Thanks for the suggestion @jrixn1. 👍

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