Rounds or Flats?

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Re: Rounds or Flats?

Postby Ken Baker » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:52 pm

And you'd be right!

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Re: Rounds or Flats?

Postby Southpaw » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:44 am

I use both round and flat on various basses for different genres of music. Question: I assume G&L's originally shipped with rounds in the early 1980's?
If so, do you recall the gauges or brand? I am curious about the factory's string choice in the 80's. Forgive me if this has been covered already. Thanks.
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Re: Rounds or Flats?

Postby El Tookay » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:33 pm

Leo had a great deal of respect for GHS, so it would follow that the early Basses shipped with those. Pretty sure the short-lived G&L string lineup were rebranded GHS...
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Re: Rounds or Flats?

Postby Ken Baker » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:56 am

El Tookay wrote:Leo had a great deal of respect for GHS, so it would follow that the early Basses shipped with those. Pretty sure the short-lived G&L string lineup were rebranded GHS...


From the FAQ at GuitarsByLeo:

Dave McLaren wrote:The factory set-up was always .009 - .042 until Feburary 2002 when it was changed to .010 - .046. In late 2006, we changed to the D'Addario brand. The brand prior had been SIT (about 10 years or so), but prior to that it we used GHS, then back in the 80's we used G&L Hot Rounds (private label strings). For basses, the gauges are .045, .065, .085, .105, and .125 B string on the 5-string.


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Re: Rounds or Flats?

Postby rhollowell » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:17 am

I have been stringing my '81 L1K with GHS Bass Boomers (45-65-85-105) since I bought it new. I had been experimenting with flats on my P-bass lately, but I always come back to the Boomers. I think they just give me the sound that fits my playing style the best and they definitely sound great on the L1K.
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