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Offline Rocket

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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2010, 07:36:56 PM »
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Rocket - Man, do you need lessons? Should be TWANG, THUD, TWANG, THUD, TWANG, THUD. YELP. WOOOHOOO.

You don't know my ex!

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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2010, 07:41:03 PM »
Maybe I should celebrate not knowing her!
 

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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2010, 09:53:49 PM »
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Maybe I should celebrate not knowing her!

I could hook ya up... she's remarried, but that never seemed to stop her before.
Let me know. (Be inebriated & wear waders!)
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« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010, 06:53:26 AM »
I don't think my wife of 39 years would allow me to wear waders. Thanks for the offer, thats really nice of you Rocket.
 

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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2010, 12:30:59 PM »
I used a set of D'Adario. It has been a month or so, still sound terrific. As I mentioned, they are not for all genres. You cannot strum them. Best with flat pick Jazz or finger style. Strumming makes them sound terrible. A little echo, a little reverb and wow!!
 

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« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2010, 10:04:15 PM »
I just don't like one-trick-pony's myself. If you have a real Jazz-box, then by all means, try them out. I just don't think they work with the HB's at all. Flats destroy the versatility of the HB. It's the original Jazz, Blues and Rock-n-roll weapon.
 

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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2010, 01:14:26 PM »
Try the D' half rounds. They are crisp like rounds and soft like flats. Sound great!!
 

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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2010, 10:07:59 AM »
I currently have half-rounds on my HB15, and they ARE a nice compromise. I find them quite strummable, at least when used acoustically. Through the amp, they're a bit boomy.

My guitar came with flats, so I don't know the joys NickS hints at. Maybe I should try rounds next. Think 11s are heavy enough to do the job, Nick?
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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2010, 08:11:16 PM »
11's give you a really nice tone, plus they can really growl when needed.

EDIT: Any thing from 9's on up works. 10's are considered standard for 335 types. Mine came with 11's installed. Some Gibson people swear by 9's.... it's all in the tone you like.
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« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2010, 02:21:35 PM »
I agree with the boominess of the half rounds but the J-7 is also a rock a billiy guitar and that sound fits nicely when played in that style. As a jazz guitar it is a comprimise.