View Poll Results: What FLATWOUND strings do you use/prefer?

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  • D'Addario

    172 36.75%
  • D'Angelico

    2 0.43%
  • DR Strings

    7 1.50%
  • Galli

    3 0.64%
  • GHS

    14 2.99%
  • Pyramid

    17 3.63%
  • Rotosound

    5 1.07%
  • Thomastic

    248 52.99%
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  1. #151

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray175
    Maybe consider moving your strings one position across the fretboard. Your low E becomes an A etc......
    I’m not sure where you could get a flatwound at say 0.060 for the low E but It should be possible.... perhaps a bass guitar string?

    PS the Pyramid Gold True Vintage are great strings that last - the current set on my ES-175D have been there nearly 2 years and still deliver the “thunk” I want
    This is a great idea! I guess I'm not looking for much bigger strings, though. Just strings with more tension.

    And yes the True Vintage strings are pretty great! I might go back to those honestly. They worked, they stay in tune, and they have a wonderful sound!

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  3. #152

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    i think Chromes are the heaviest tension in the 13-56 you could always replace 13 & 17 put a 17 & 19,


    pyramids are lower tension like Ti's round core , i think you should look for hex core, they tend to be heavy.

    broturtel.......................curious as to what action you like? lo med high etc

  4. #153

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    +1 for chromes, even the 12s and 11s are high.

  5. #154

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvinvv
    i think Chromes are the heaviest tension in the 13-56 you could always replace 13 & 17 put a 17 & 19,


    pyramids are lower tension like Ti's round core , i think you should look for hex core, they tend to be heavy.

    broturtel.......................curious as to what action you like? lo med high etc
    yes pyramids are round core but they play very well. Therefore if I can’t find any high tension strings I’ll just keep buying those. They have a very good balance. They’re neither too top nor too bottom heavy.

    also I don’t really like chromes. I didn’t feel like they were very high tension last time I tried them but I will try them again.

    I usually play low action but lately I’ve been wanting a tougher feel so I raise it a little to medium. I definitely feel like that increased the tension a little.

  6. #155

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    Quote Originally Posted by broturtel
    yes pyramids are round core but they play very well. Therefore if I can’t find any high tension strings I’ll just keep buying those. They have a very good balance. They’re neither too top nor too bottom heavy. also I don’t really like chromes. I didn’t feel like they were very high tension last time I tried them but I will try them again. I usually play low action but lately I’ve been wanting a tougher feel so I raise it a little to medium. I definitely feel like that increased the tension a little.

    ok i get it now

    i play with pyramid flats 13s they are kind of looser cant describe, good strings harmonically and feel/texture.

    it s weird because on different guitars the same brand does different things, i can never quite work ikt out, but know immediately what i like.

    i like the stiffness but not the tension, but that you cant get.......................

  7. #156

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvinvv
    ok i get it now

    i play with pyramid flats 13s they are kind of looser cant describe, good strings harmonically and feel/texture.

    it s weird because on different guitars the same brand does different things, i can never quite work ikt out, but know immediately what i like.

    i like the stiffness but not the tension, but that you cant get.......................
    I actually ordered another set of Pyramid Golds, a set of D'addario Chromes, and a set of La Bella Nylon Tapes. And after spending all this money...I honestly think I'm just gonna stick to the Golds. There's nothing like them. They are the perfect strings for me.

  8. #157

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    I have typically not used flats, I"ve bought them many times, and after a while, I decide it's easier to get more tones from roundwounds... however, I have an ES339 studio, that is really a nice guitar... i put flats on it for the first time, and I really am enjoying the sound and feel... they may actually stay on this one
    Chromes .12

  9. #158

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    The flats are never as bright as the round wounds and the es339 will produce it's it's own tonal acoustic imprint as not made as an acoustic instrument. I have a Peerless Monarch and the difference between the flats and rounds are very different acoustically and through an amp. So a wise choice for your es339.

  10. #159

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    My oh my, even more legs and still running!

    Marathon thread.

    In honour of this topic I have written a Haiku.

    Flatwound nickel strings
    What's your preference, D'Adds? Thomms?
    Thunk thunk thunk thunk thunk.

    The La Bellas on the Epi Emp Reg are now 4 and a half years old.

    Might be time for a change.

  11. #160

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    afraid i'm gonna have to bash(o) you a bit on that haiku, jazzbow

    d'addario issa stainless steel string!!

    pyramids and thoms! pure nickel!

    haha

    cheers

  12. #161

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    New Haiku for Neato

    Stainless string go twanng
    Nickel wrap flatwound strings go
    Thunk thunk thunk thunk thunk

    Or in the style of Matsuo Basho

    Old thread
    Newbies jump in
    sound of thunk

    Ha ha ha ha ha
    Ha ha hee hee hee ha ha
    Tee hee hee, hahaa

    :-D