Post by Pt
After several years using DR and Rotosound strings it's time to change strings on my Alvarez, 4 string, active with bubinga top.
I have Elixir stainless on my Stingray and they are OK but nothing special.
I am considering Thomas Infield (Thomastik) Jazz flats on my active 4 string bass.
Has anybody here used them?
What do you think?
I tried them once. Expensive, very soft, rubbery feel. The soft
rubberiness is something you could adjust to, if there were some reward
for doing so - but there isn't. The sound wasn't anything special, so I
had no incentive to adjust to the strings. They had one other unusual
feature - the windings on the A and E strings separate very slightly
when under tension, leaving a tiny gap between windings. The edges of
the windings are very sharp, and that tiny gap is big enough so that
when you slide your fingers, the strings are "catchy." The effect is
like a file, carving a little slot in your fingertips when you slide. I
didn't care for them, so I took them off and offered them to anyone who
wanted them here in a.g.b. Sent them, free of any cost, to an a.g.b.er
who, after receiving them, accused me of sending him something other
than T-I Jazz Flats. He even called me on the phone and grilled me
about it. So I refunded him the zero dollars he paid me for them, and
that, friends and neighbors, was the end of my T-I experiment.
So, I recommend not trying them, but if you do and then don't like them,
I recommend not giving them away for free to another player. Live and