Record with flats, gig with rounds?

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Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Post by rodl2005 » 18 May 2018, 08:18

Well, as that great Supernaut song says, I LIKE IT BOTH WAYS, and you do.
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Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Post by BazzBass » 18 May 2018, 12:22

hehe I was singing that song to myself

it's a damn shame I like both, coz now I need a P bass with flats, and one with rounds, same with my jazz basses, lucky I have 2 of each hehe
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Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Post by Rocksolid » 18 May 2018, 12:44

Just been playing my P with flats that's for sale. Think I'm just going to withdraw it. They do sound great. I will always record with rounds though. The attack on the front of the note is crucial with recording.. you can soften it if needed, but you can't put it in if it's missing.
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Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Post by BazzBass » 19 May 2018, 15:59

very true Steve. OK now I really have no idea what I prefer hehe
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Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Post by mcrawfordmusic » 19 May 2018, 16:07

I've always found that flats record better for me. They seem to add a natural balance to the dynamics so i rarely use a lot of compression. I have a pretty light touch too.
I agree for certain styles that they lack a bit of attack and articulation but that's why i always bring a bass with both to sessions.
Live playing on the other hand, I prefer flats for just about everything...

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Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Post by BazzBass » 19 May 2018, 16:52

I should've clarified why I think I prefer flats when recording. Because we have one sometimes two acoustic guitars in the song, flats sound a bit closer to an upight bass's sound and seems to mix better with them.
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Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Post by thedudeabides » 19 May 2018, 21:39

Flats are great for recording if you have a lazy left hand technique like myself...no string noise.
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Re: Record with flats, gig with rounds?

Post by rodl2005 » 19 May 2018, 22:42

Play em with a pick.... and there's ya Joe Osborne flats on a jazz sound that was on most 60s and early 70s pop hits outta USA
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