i just put on flatwounds for the first time



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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby Chankgeez » Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:51 pm

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I bought a pack of Daddario 7 string flatwound strings, ditched the high E and put them on my Baritone. Cost 16 bucks instead of 65 bucks for a set of flats marketed for Baritones. B string ain't even floppy.


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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby Gone Fission » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:08 am

What scale length on that bari? Normal sized ball-end on the low B?
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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby actual » Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:48 pm

I need to get some flats soon, getting tired of blisters. I more or less play with the town all the way down as it is.
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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby goroth » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:07 pm

actualidiot wrote:I need to get some flats soon, getting tired of blisters.

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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby actual » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:11 pm

Like this?

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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby Chankgeez » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:12 pm

actualidiot wrote: ... the town all the way down ...




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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby repoman » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:19 pm

Gone Fission wrote:What scale length on that bari? Normal sized ball-end on the low B?


27.78"
Yeah, normal ball end Dadarrios
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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby nieh » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:24 pm

duffmcshark wrote:I have a set of D’addario 11’s on my Jazzmaster and love them right up to the point when I try to bend that 22 wound G string. I kinda want to try some half rounds since I don’t want to go lower than 11’s, and maybe throw these flats on my lap steel.


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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby Dapper Bandit » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:38 pm

Put some chromes on my Throbber (oof!) having read through this and they are a revelation! Nice mid range sound without excess twang and they are lovely for chords and fingerpicking. The extra tension isn't as bad as I feared either, I'm not sure I see the point of roundwounds anymore...
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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby dubkitty » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:50 am

i tried flats on an Epiphone Wildkat i used to have, but found them to be much too bassy for my tastes. i'm all about flats on the fretless Jazz Bass, though...that's exactly what i learned bass on in the Jazz Improvisation class at City College of San Francisco. i'd kind of like to try flats on a guitar again, but i don't think any of my current electrics would really be suitable.
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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby nogodsnobedtimes » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:33 am

I threw some 11-50 flats on my telecaster and I'm amazed I never thought of doing this before. So smooth, less high harmonics. Love it!
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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby Mudfuzz » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:17 pm

Nothing like flats on a tele.

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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby nogodsnobedtimes » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:58 pm

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Agreed.

I can already tell I need a heavier gauge string, at least for the bottoms. I've got this guitar set for Drop C and it's feeling a bit floppy. Gotta hit those heavier chords a bit softer than I typically do.
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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Postby quarterpound » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:17 pm

anyone got a rec for a set of roundwounds that are not too noisy to pick-slide on? I like the sound of rounds and the opportunity to make a little scrapey scrape, but the set I have now is way too noisy for some things.
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