I do feel that bending the outer wrap of the E string around the tuner post affects the sound. My solution, going back to the early '70s, is to install a strap button on the headstock right in front of the A string post. I route the E string around this before inserting it into its post; this keeps the outer wrap straight and make the E string tonally similar to the other three.
One thing to note: the low E string ends up with some of the un-silked portion of the string wrapped around the post. Not a big deal - the string hasn't unraveled or broken or anything - but buyers should be aware of this.
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I've been through 4 sets of these now, in different gauges, and the results are always the same - The E and A strings don't really match tone-wise, but they're close enough that over time they will settle in and work OK. The D and G strings though, are so CRAZY bright by comparison they might as well be roundwounds. They won't balance with the lower strings at all.
I love the sound of flats played with a pick, but it really makes tonal differences jump out. If you play only fingerstyle these cheap flats might work for you. For me they are simply awful.
These string deliver the goods. warm, fat, defined tone.
Even tension, they get better with age.
Wonderful on a P-Bass.
Could not be happier.
They feel great and they sound dark, the tone is a good balance between fat and attack, but I find them a bit imprecise in the upper register. Also, they lack a bit of tension, but it is also why they sound dark (next time I try the heavier gauge).
I've played them on a archtop acoustic bass and I will give them a try on my Epiphone Jack Casady, where I think, they belong.
GHS Electric Bass 4 String Precision Flatwound 34" - 36" Scale, .045 - .105, M3050
I think these flats compare most to LaBella Jamersons with price being the key difference. You can buy a set of Pflats for around half the cost of LaBellas.
In summary, dark smooth strings with a great feel and price.