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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, May 9, 2020.
I think that you'll like them
Another vote for these. I have 12 Gretsches, all strong with 'em.
Interesting...what is the difference in tonal using the same neck pick up in neck and bridge vs using a slightly hotter bridge pick up we use today.?
Same neck pickup : Classic Gretsch sound, great clarity on all settings
Neck and bridge vs using a slightly hotter bridge: Less clarity on the bridge and neck/bridge combined but better balanced output
In the 50s/60s, Gretsch used the same pickup in both bridge and neck positions.
No comment on strings but that piggy back Fender is awesome!
Yeah... Thomastiks rule... love them on my Tele & Anni
I’m a big fan of Thomastik
I was using JS 111s 10+ years ago and they are very nice. I may get another set. In addition to the pure nickel, round core flatwounds, I liked the brass-plated plain strings too.
I can't bend properly with anything above 10-46s.
Funny enough I usually will throw a .17 Daddario plain not wound on the G so I can bend better and then use the Daddario b and e for uniformity .
For the Thomastik Infield JS111s?
Slab bodies like the pyramid round cores flats w an unwound G
I don't know what Mike was referring to, but I can tell you juststrings.com sells T-I sets and singles, so you can just replace the G, not all three.
Flats are usually stiffer which for some is wonderful and others is pure evil. A lot of it depends on the player and the guitar. If you’re used to rounds, going a gauge lighter in flats might be a good idea, if that’s not possible you can “bump” them: When I first started using flats, I used the 5th-1st strings of a heavy gauge set with my normal light high E to get something I liked.
That's not true for Thomastik Jazz Swings. When I switched to these I went up from 10s to 11s.
I'd rather use a ball of wool. I use 10-52 and there's no gauge in that ball park, plus i like unwound G strings. So I have to buy an expensive set of strings just to get the three E,A and D strings. Yep, I know they sell individually but its just too much fooling around.
But, a lot of my favourite recordings are made that way with Grady Martin, Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore. Just doesn't work so well for me. Link Wray? There's a fair amount of string scraping in his tunes so I guess they weren't smoothies. JMNSHO
Yes---I have seen that, thanks. It's wishful thinking on my part that flatwound gauges should align with roundwound gauges.
Interesting conversation! For my purposes, I gave up using flatwound strings shortly after I first tried them, and that was about 50 years ago now.
1., 2. I know what you mean
3. scraping = you need roundwounds?
Maybe your heros did the old trick of buying I heavy set of strings, throwing away the low/wound E, and using the A string in place of the E and so on (and a banjo string for the plain string E).
Depending on what they are on I like unwinding G stirngs also.