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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by mandobandit, May 14, 2019.
I am thinking of trying this set on my new 6120 PE
Anyone have any input ?
I use them. They sound great.
Yeah, those exact strings. I put 'em on anything with a Bigsby (including my 6120) and a few others. You might be surprised how good they sound on a Tele.
I like 'em just fine!
I use flat wounds in .11's with a wound G on my 6120, sound great. Get them on.
I order wound G 12 at a time, I build my own sets
I use 11s with a wound G on one of my two hybrid guitars. I think the electric sounds are pretty much the same, but the acoustic sounds are a bit better. Not quite sure why. With all things, YMMV.
When I first started out (mainly a rhythm player) that's all I ever used. They have their own sound but aren't very good for bending whole steps. I can do it but it takes a toll on your fingers after a while - great for rhythm though. As I started to play more leads I realized they weren't for me anymore.
I use them as pictured. Had to buy a new wound G though after just replacing a set. It became frayed at the 2nd fret for some reason. Hopefully a one off. I believe these are the original strings that come with the G5220. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.
thanks folks for all the generous responses,
If you use 12's instead of 10's, you'll always have a wound G, and the added benefit of building up finger strength.
I use a wound .018 for the 3rd string on most of the Gretsches. I like the feel of it over an unwound .017 in .010-.046 NYXL set. The downside seems to be I'll wind up w/ divoting/fraying of the winding somewhere between the 10th and 14th fret on that string about twice as fast as the others on most guitars I use them on.
I get them by the dozen. But I use them sporatically depending on the rythem sound that I'm looking for. They tend to fill in the mid range when I'm playing primarily rythem.
I use 11's D'Addario wound G. Great sound, but bending a wound g is hard...
I hate the sound of a G that's not wound, I would even try a wound B
I use the same ones EXL 110's on everything I own (including both of my Gretsch's) except my Epi LP. That one gets a set of EPS510's which just seem to sound better on that guitar in particular.
A friend of mine who plays a lot of shows tried to convince me to try the NYXL's he was using but after seeing him break 4 sets of strings four shows in a row I knew they weren't for me. He quit using them as well.
D’Addario Flat Wound 11’s for a short scale semi how
The sole wound G I have is on my G400 acoustic :
And it's a phosphor bronze 12-53 set of strings :
On my electrics, it's 10-52 and 11-54 plain G string sets, using the standard tuning.
I tried a wound G but found it wasn’t for me. Mainly due to the feel preference while bending.
But there’s no wrong here, only what’s right for you.
EXL115W on my 6120 . Love that extra " twang "
I have wound g strings on all my guitars. I started playing with this setup and still use them. I have used unwound 3rd's but couldn't get used to them.