Finding The Best P Bass Tone: Flat vs. Round Wound Strings

In this Keep It Groovy lesson, we’ll be exploring the tonal capabilities of the Precision (or “P”) bass. Its simple knob configuration reflects just one volume and tone knob, making your string choice particularly important.

Let’s A-B the difference between flat wound and round wound strings so that you can hear how each of them sounds! I hope this will provide some insight regarding the tonal spectrum of the P bass and answer a few questions about what strings may be best for you!

Enjoy, and keep it groovy!

Ryan Madora is a professional bass player, author, and educator living in Nashville, TN. In addition to touring and session work, she teaches private lessons and masterclasses to students of all levels. Visit her website to learn more!

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