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Thomastik JF324 Flatwound Short Scale 4-String Jazz Bass Strings  

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Smooth, warm, and balanced.

Jazz Bass Series Strings from Thomastik-Infeld offer you extended durability and high output. A highly flexible steel core gives the string a balanced feeling and a special character. The overall sound characteristics can be described as very close to the double bass. Nickel flatwound with a round core. 32" scale.

Gauges: .043-.056-.070-.106.


Order today. You'll love the sound of Thomastik-Infeld JF324 Jazz Flatwounds.

 
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ThomastikJF324 Flatwound Short Scale 4-String Jazz Bass Strings
 
5.0

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  • Good tone (3)
  • Long life (3)

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      5.0

      The right string for the right job...

      By ShortScale

      from New York, NY

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

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          Comments about Thomastik JF324 Flatwound Short Scale 4-String Jazz Bass Strings:

          TI Jazz Flats are like no other flatwound string. The most obvious difference is that they are extremely low tension; lower than many roundwounds, in fact. This may bother some who prefer a high tension string. I actually like the low tension as I tend to play with a light touch. This is especially more comfortable if you like to play over the bridge pickup where tension is naturally higher. On one of my basses, it is a necessity as the truss rod is maxed out and anything with more tension will cause a slight bow. The heavier gauge strings are not quite as smooth as the smoothest of flatwounds feeling almost like a groundwound, but all strings are almost sensual. The sound is unique and complex. They get a nice vintage woody tone but more aggressive and bright. These are the closest you can come to Jaco's tone without using rounds like he did. I use this particular gauge on 2 basses, a 32" scale Jazz and a 30" scale Hagstrom Swede while I use a set of the long scales on a fretless Jazz. I prefer this set because the E string is heavier (.106 vs .100) and therefore less floppy. My only complaint is with the A string. I wish it were a .075 rather than a .070 for two reasons. First, the A is the lowest tension string in the set. Second, the A is slightly too thin for the nut on my fretless Jazz causing the open note to not ring true. It's fine on my other basses. Note: the current strings use a standard size ball end however, the older sets of a few years ago used a slightly smaller ball. Not a problem for most but they were too small to be used on my Warwick so I moved them to my Fender. Yes, these strings cost 2 to 3 times more than most flats. Consider that they last for many years so the cost becomes less an issue. I still have a bass that I put flats on in 1976 and only recently broke the A string and replaced it with another vintage string I had from the period. Obviously I think it is worth it for specific applications. If you're just getting into flats and want to try a few, get these last. I also use Rotosound 77s and D'Addario Chromes for other applications. As Scotty said, the right tool for the right job.

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          5.0

          THE BEST

          By DON JENNINGS

          from Lewisville,TX

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          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Thomastik JF324 Flatwound Short Scale 4-String Jazz Bass Strings:

            Aboslutely the best I've ever used. I just reordered a set. These put other strings to shame! Just an opinion, but it's true! lol

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            5.0

            You get what you pay for!

            By DON JENNINGS

            from Lewisville,TX

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Thomastik JF324 Flatwound Short Scale 4-String Jazz Bass Strings:

            Absolutely the best bass strings I've ever used. They have fantastic tone and are so fast and easy to play. I use them on a Gibson SG bass and they growl. From the G to the E just awesome. They're not cheap but they last at least 3 times as long as standard strings and at least twice as long as Roto's and sound much, much better! Don't let the price discourage you, you won't be sorry!

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            5.0

            If you have the cash

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Thomastik JF324 Flatwound Short Scale 4-String Jazz Bass Strings:

            These strings are very good love the tone and the range, however you can get similar quality in flat-wounds for almost half the price. If you have $60 to spend on strings very good but if your tight on cash try some different strings.

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            5.0

            Toneworthy

            By Mr. C-hSWap

            from Medford, OR

            Comments about Thomastik JF324 Flatwound Short Scale 4-String Jazz Bass Strings:

            I have used these on my Guild for the past 5 years and would use nothing else. They have beutiful tone throughout the fretboard and wear like iron. No variance from set to set like other mfg. I have used. They may cost a bit more than other brands but if TONE is what your after these are the strings and the fact they keep their tone for at least twice as long their actually a deal.

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