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Rudi Remme
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Oslo, Norway

I'm dreamin' of a white P-Bass
May 4th, 2012 02:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm finally buying a set of TI flats but I have a question about them. What are all the different numbers on the various sets of strings? JF344, JF324, JF364 etc.

Asked Carol Kaye about strings and her opinion is that they're the only ones!

Thanks,
Rudi.

Bubbalou
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USA

THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
May 4th, 2012 05:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

JF324 Short Scale 4 String 32"
JF344 Long Scale 4 string 34"
JF364 Super Long Scale 4 string 36"

edmonstg
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Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
May 4th, 2012 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The ones IMO you want to get are the Jazz Flats 344s.

Fabulous strings.

George

rwb
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Canada

The Plankster of Love
May 4th, 2012 12:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes the 344's are the ones. Also worthy of note are the jazz rounds, which are incredibly light gauge and sound great

Jeff Scott

Under Area 51

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May 4th, 2012 07:18 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Also worthy of note are the jazz rounds, which are incredibly light gauge and sound great"

I am a big fan of the Jazz Rounds!

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
May 4th, 2012 09:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just bought a set of 344's. Boy have the prices gone up since I last purchased a set 6 years ago. They were still good when I sold the bass last June...Now wishing I had taken them off and put some lesser expensive strings on when I sold it.

Tim1

New Zealand

May 5th, 2012 03:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And it is going to take another six years before the new set sounds as good as the ones you just sold :)

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
May 5th, 2012 01:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"And it is going to take another six years before the new set sounds as good as the ones you just sold :)"

I am afraid so, however I have found a method (by accident that speeds them up some what. By putting them on a bass and taking them off a few times they get just right and the feel or tension seems to increase a little also. Maybe in my head but don't tell me any different as I am "Happily Ignorant" LOL

Tim1

New Zealand

May 5th, 2012 04:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Interesting idea. I suppose tensioning them and then untensioning them might affect the tension and wearing in - you probably don't even need to take them off, just fully slacken them. I will remember it if I ever need a new set, thanks.

urby
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May 5th, 2012 07:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are the La Bellas good strings anymore. They use to be "the" bass string when I was a kid.

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
May 5th, 2012 09:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To be totally up front with the tension/UN-tension thing I left out that they sat in a drawer in individual wrapper and boxed for 6-8 months at times so not sure which had the most effect on them.

Rudi Remme
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Oslo, Norway

I'm dreamin' of a white P-Bass
May 6th, 2012 05:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A set of 344's is ordered! Thanks guys.

I also have three other basses that really need some good strings. You guys probably have a bunch of good suggestions? The three basses are Danelectro DC1, Gibson EB-2 & Fender Mustang Bass.

Not a big fan of rounds although I have one Precision Bass strung with Roto 66's. The Mustang Bass is also quite ok with rounds since I always play that bass palm muted.

liverbird
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UK

Searching for L40278.
May 6th, 2012 05:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Galli Rock Star Nickel Wound. Great strings!

Nash Bass

United States

May 10th, 2012 09:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I record with my 57 vintage P-bass ( built in '92) strung with the TI Jazz flats Jf344's -- 6 years old and I use a CK Hard PIck ( the best, IMHO) and also fingers...incredible warm tones but you can really overdrive them for funk and Rock too..... Used this bass on a Trisha Yearwood cut " Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" with the CK pick. I converted a couple of students to the TI's and they love them..
I do use Labella Nickel Rounds on my Sadowsky 5, Tyler 5 and Bill Nash J bass---they are very aggressive but with out the harsh top end ---great string

(This message was last edited by Chris Greene at 12:49 AM, May 16th, 2012)

knorkin
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Tacky Park Maryland

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May 10th, 2012 10:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A little late to this game, but in addition to the first two digits being scale length as others have pointed out, the third digit is the number of strings. So JF345 would be the same strings, but in a 5-string set.

TIs is probably one of the most valuable things I've learned through this site. Love 'em. (Though my back-up bass has Chromes)

edmonstg
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Newberg, Oregon

Fender...never say never.
May 11th, 2012 08:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use TI flats on just about everything. Six-year user in multiple live and studio situations. The 344s are phenom and well worth the extra money.

Nash Bass...GREAT to see your post Here and I listened to some of your work through your link and you are a terrific player good sir.

George

Nash Bass

United States

May 12th, 2012 08:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

George, Thank you so much! It is a pleasure to be on this forum and I'm finding my way around the site:-).....In Nashville the bar is very high for good bass sounds and I see you are a believer of the TI"s also....I agree with you that they are worth the extra money...they last so long! I cut a project recently with Kevin Denny and used the P with TI"s with a CK hard pick on every track...no comp or eq:-)
Cheers!

Steve

(This message was last edited by Chris Greene at 12:48 AM, May 16th, 2012)

jobsworth
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NC

May 12th, 2012 08:34 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd be a bit cautious about removing and refitting TI's as a way of breaking them in. IME this can be a quick way to break them as the outer flat windings can unravel from the core especially north of the nut and presto - string-B-gone. +100 on the strings otherwise; still great value for the money asked.

Hutton

Keith, Scotland

May 12th, 2012 01:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got TI Flats on all my basses. The set on my 62 reissue Precision are six years old and just sound marvellous. I can't imagine using any other strings now.

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
May 12th, 2012 02:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I'd be a bit cautious about removing and refitting TI's as a way of breaking them in."

Yes, you are right. I did not do this on purpose (for that reason) but took them off to try some rounds and put them on another bass down the road.
I love the sound of DR Silver STars which are coated High Beam stainless according to the manufacturer when I called them but when George had me try them on a Jazz bass I previously owned (plus small piece of foam at the bridge) I fell in love with them. I had a P and a J at that time and put rounds on the P and TI Flats on the J. I now only have a single Jazz bass which I just purchased some TI Flats for but haven't put them on yet.

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 06:59 PM, May 12th, 2012)

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