I've never gotten a chance to play a bass that has flatwound strings, but I've heard from people who have. They usually say that it completely changes the sound, but that they feel amazing for your fingers. I've been thinking about getting flatwounds, but I'm worried that it will take the emphasis out of my slap technique. What I mean is that slapping has a few distinct tones, but I'm concerned that that won't happen for me if I change the strings to flatwounds. I've also never heard anyone slap on flatwounds. Two things:
- Can you find a video/example of someone slapping on flatwounds?
- In your experience, is the sound of slap bass changed in a negative way when played on flatwounds?