Question: Yet Another Flatwounds Thread…. :)

Question: Yet Another Flatwounds Thread…. 🙂

I haven’t been on the forums for awhile. I haven’t been playing too much bass in the last few years (raising a young family), but I’ve been starting to get back into it. I have two StingRays from my rockin’ country days – a Classic and a standard.

My 11 year old daughter has been learning the fiddle and tin whistle – playing lots of Celtic and North American roots music. I’ve been going to workshops with her and accompanying her and the other participants on my guitar. I’d like to start doing so on bass as well, but I’m going to have to “tame” my ‘Rays somewhat – aside from dialing in the EQ and playing close to the neck, I’m also going to ditch the roundwounds and put some flats on them.

I’d like to put some flatwounds on them – but I’d have to order them online (I live in the far North). Flats are expensive, so would you guys recommend the Cobalt slinky flats or the Group IIIs? Keep in mind I’d want to stay in the background, but I’d still want enough presence to provide a foundation for several fiddlers and acoustic guitars.

Thanks in advance for the advice.

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