Re: String Question
The other reason to use flats, is they do not sustain as long as
rounds. Since you are typically playing more notes in jazz, you don't
want as many ringing notes.
I have .12 flats on my jazz guitars, both Gibson scale, so a bit less
string tension. I have no problem bending them.
I keep .11 rounds on the strat and tele, and bend as much as I want.
I guess it is what you get used to, and like to hear.
There are also some in between strings, like ground wound, or half
wounds. You get some brightness and sustain of rounds, with less
string squeak and smoothness of flats. Lots of choices.
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- Re: Thomastik Geo Bensons
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- Re: Newb Question #1 - Strings Flat vs Round
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- Re: Diversity
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