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    Labella Deep Talkin' Flats for my Ric

    I've just gotten some Deep Talkin Labella Flats for the 4001.

    I've been using rounds, which accentuate the highs. But I've got rounds on my P and J basses, so I figure the Ric and my Hofner can do the flat wound thing.

    I'm excited about getting them on. Also going to remove the horseshoe cover so I can more easily dampen the strings when I play.
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    Re: Labella Deep Talkin' Flats for my Ric

    I have them on my Precision Bass with the Jazz bass neck. They're still quite new, I only put them on last fall and there's probably <30 hours on them. They're still a little zingy for flats and it's probably going to take me a good 5 or 6 more months to get them really broken in. But when I turn the tone knob down and I pick with the side of my index finger, through both the Acoustic mini-stack and my DAW, the lows are amazing. I can't imagine what it would sound like through an Ampeg V-4 or SVT. What cab do you have again?

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    Re: Labella Deep Talkin' Flats for my Ric

    I've got an Ampeg Heritage 4x10 and the Ampeg V4B head. It can rumble guts but it can growl too.

    I have to admit that I'm chasing Macca's tone on Wings Over America. I think he was using his Fender Bassman 100 head. But the Ampeg should get me in the ballpark. I've never heard another Ric sound like that live. And it sounds so much different from his studio work. I don't want to sound like McCartney out of my obvious hero worship, but I just like that sound he gets.

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    Re: Labella Deep Talkin' Flats for my Ric

    Man, those Labella flats have improved my Ric's tones 100%, and the Ric already sounded good.

    In the meantime, I've found out that at the time of Wings Over America, his original pickup had died, and it was replaced by a high gain pickup, which partly explains why his Ric sounds different on WoA from all of the albums he played the Ric on.

    I'm happy with my horseshoe and toaster pups. I don't need no stinkin' high gain pup!
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