Flatwounds and wound 3rd.

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by Philtertronic, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Gretschie

    Oct 18, 2017
    charles town wv
    Too much arthritis in these old hands to use a wound G for anything except jazz.
  2. Philtertronic

    Philtertronic Gretschie

    Feb 26, 2014
    Y'know, I am sure I feel it starting in the bones of my left hand, around the metatarsal area. I dread the day that this shid impinges on my playing.
  3. hogrider16

    hogrider16 Gretschie

    Oct 18, 2017
    charles town wv
    I remember seeing a video of Les Paul Playing in his later years. I don't know how old he was, but looked to be in his 70's. He was still smoking hot. I think I remember reading in one of the books about his life that in his later years he said he had to play smarter, and couldn't just rely on brute technique.
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  4. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Either way, the bottom line is bending is more work, whatever the reason. That's why I don't care for a wound G.

    Agreed. But he asked for input.
  5. MikeSchindler

    MikeSchindler Synchromatic

    Feb 3, 2014
    I personally own a 6122-62 and tried everything on it. Right now I use Daddario 10 gauge round in them as I use it live occasionally and need these on there for the stuff we do. When I went through my flatwound period I tried several and hands down the best for tone and feel were the Thomastik 10 flat set with my own added plain G .017 on there. Great for bending and tone. I tried Pyramids and wasnt partial to them. Just my opinion. I understand they have a round core set for their flats. This might be a possibility.
  6. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    I love the Pyramid flat would bass strings (been using them for about 25 years) but I didn't care for their 6 string or 12 string sets. The tension feels too tight for me. The Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swing cost a bit more but sound and feel much better and they last a long time. I was using Pyramid flat wounds on my Rickenbacker 12 string and they were screwing with the neck and felt overly tight.
    The Thomastik Infeld set I'm using has that classic 60s sound and play like a dream.
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