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  1. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Hey dudes

    Dont make it bad.....
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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  3. Jimi Beckton

    Jimi Beckton Strat-Talker

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    Flatwound or Roundwound strings - which do you prefer?
    For bass players too.
     
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    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I use D'addario NYXL 9-42.
     
  5. Jimi Beckton

    Jimi Beckton Strat-Talker

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    from the Description, I would say I have roundwound on all my guitars
    Anyone use DR Blues? I bought some for my Epi SG... haven't been able to put them on yet.
    I see my local shop has .10 -.46. Saturday I'll pick up a set .
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    I've been using nothing but DR Pure Blues 9-46 for the last couple of years.
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Typically, most guitar players use round-wound. Generally it's just jazz players that use flats, though every now and then you'll find someone who plays solid-body, rock guitar who uses flats... but it is not common at all.
     
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    'blues' in its name is what made me reach for a pack.
    The article said flatwound help with sliding noise. True?
     
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    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    They do, but it is a totally different tone.
    It is a very mellow "jazzy" tone.

    D'Addario used to make (may still make them?) half-rounds, which retain most of the tone of conventional strings, but do reduce string noise, and they are a bit easier on the fingers for beginners.
    I used them the first few months while I was learning back in the 70s, but since then, the only thing that doesn't get conventional round wound is the D'Angelico Archtop jazz box.
     
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    Here's something....
    When I plug my SG into my amp, sometimes there's a crack or pop.
    Nothing like this happens when my strat is hooked up.
    The amp and cables are Fender brand. Do I need to buy a Gibson cable?