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Thread: Installing Cobalt Flats, throught the body or through the bridge ?

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    Installing Cobalt Flats, throught the body or through the bridge ?

    I heard that flats should always be strung through the bridge, not the body due to the big bend when routed up and over the saddle.

    I have my Cobalt's strung through the body for the past 10 months with no issues.

    (and they still sound great)

    Cobalt's are all I use now
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    I've strung flats (numerous types) thru body with no problems for years.

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    On a recent episode of "Dave's world of fun stuff" (Youtube)

    He said don't run flats through the body. First time I ever heard that.
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    Similar to Lord Bongo, I've never had a problem myself going thru-body, but generally believe in being cautious, so I typically don't string flats thru the body (on basses that present that as an option).



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