Flatwound strings

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Austin, D'Addario reckon these are the closest to flatwounds in terms of mellow. And if you're playing heavy I think probably a set of 13s would be needed for a shortscale.
http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=68&productname=EPN22_Pure_Nickel__Jazz_Medium__13_56

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 20 August 2018 04:39 (three years ago) link

OMG I didn't take in that you were playing FIFTEENS on the Tele. That's piano wire! Must sound awesome.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 20 August 2018 04:44 (three years ago) link

I always heard SRV and Poncho from Crazy Horse were two dudes that played super heavy strings.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 20 August 2018 13:21 (three years ago) link

Thanks for the word, Matthew. I got impatient and ended up getting a set of these for my Duo-Sonic. I can't say it's exactly the sound I was going for —because I'm not even sure what that is— but it's a considerable improvement over the NYXLs I was fighting with previously.

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Monday, 20 August 2018 16:10 (three years ago) link

SRV played a .13 set and Pancho plays .12s with a wound third.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 20 August 2018 17:20 (three years ago) link

Those look good Austin. I myself play 11s with a wound third on 25.5” scales, and 12s ditto on 24” scales. Took ages to find electric 12s with wound third - D’Addario do 10s and 11s but I had to go to DR Pure Blues for 12s. 10s make my skin crawl.

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 20 August 2018 20:14 (three years ago) link

D'Addario make a set of flat wound 12s with a wound third.

http://www.daddario.com/DADProductDetail.Page?ActiveID=3769&productid=62&productname=ECG25_Chromes_Flat_Wound__Light__12_52

They have a 13-56 set too.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 20 August 2018 20:49 (three years ago) link

I gotta try flats sometime, suspect I will never go back

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Monday, 20 August 2018 20:51 (three years ago) link

If you don't want flats they make a nickel round wound set of 12s with a wound third (12/16/24w/32/42/52); I use them for my slide setup. Look for their jazz strings.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 20 August 2018 20:53 (three years ago) link

The Half Rounds I put on my Duo-Sonic have a wound third. They're really good strings. I may have found a new favorite.

I'd like to try the Thomastik-Infeld flatwounds, but jeez, that price tag!

outside, you're never alone. (Austin), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 16:25 (three years ago) link


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