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Offline washiwashi

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« on: August 25, 2010, 11:45:58 AM »
Hi there,

has anyone of you guys considered/used flatwounds for your favourite washburn semi-hollow?

I have a set of d'Addario chromes lying around at home and an hb33dm needing new strings, so I may try that one of this days.

Any feedback on that?
 

Offline Rocket

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 01:04:57 PM »
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Originally posted by washiwashi

I have a set of d'Addario chromes lying around at home and an hb33dm needing new strings, so I may try that one of this days.

Any feedback on that?

Ummm... ok.
Thanks for the heads-up.

Offline NickS

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 06:42:23 PM »
Flatwounds are highly over-rated.
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2010, 04:55:12 AM »
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Originally posted by NickS

Flatwounds are highly over-rated.



[:)] they may well be. Anyway, can't try before sunday...
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2010, 07:03:23 AM »
I did not mean to discourage you away from trying the flatwounds. I just don't think they add much to the tone. Some times you get a lot of BS from the net or your friends because they don't want to admit they made an error. It's like the person saying how wonderful their new 50.00 guitar plays, and that compared to a 1000.00 model it's equally as good.
 

Offline hollywoodmark

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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 07:17:00 AM »
My two cents: I've tried both flats and semi-flats on my hollowbody, and they really make a difference. Lovely sound and very nice feel. You ought to at least give them a chance.
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2010, 04:53:48 PM »
Must put new strings on my new J4 and I'm really not convinced about flatwounds...Any other suggestions (This is my first acoustic-electric so I'm a little in the dark on this one).
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Offline washiwashi

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 07:50:18 AM »
alright, just put those flatwounds in!
My first impressions are a bit mixed. Actually, like with many things in life it felt bad at first
but then it may be growing in me ;)

Chords sound more defined, and the neck pickup does work better with these strings. But that looong sustain... just isn't the same.
Tonewise, I guess I still have to fiddle around a little with my knobs (bit too busy at work, lately...). It plays clean really sweet, but it isn't playing dirty all that well.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2010, 08:11:36 AM by washiwashi »
 

Offline nogin007

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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2010, 08:30:45 AM »
 my new J4 ... my first acoustic-electric

I think the J4 is actually an electric guitar, and will use electric strings. An acoustic-electric guitar will use acoustic strings. Of course, you can mix and match as you see fit. Whatever sounds the best to your ear.
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2010, 12:57:22 PM »
Nothing like them. I have a new J7 Natural and it warms it up!! Nothing like playing jazz or holday songs with flatwounds. Those that disparage don't  know how to use them. They are not for all genres of music but they do have their place!!

Thanks for the welcome. Glad to be here!
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 12:35:42 PM by abdef »
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2010, 06:58:34 PM »
Welcome to the forum, abdef. [8D]
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010, 07:18:54 AM »
I just put flat wounds on my brand new J-7. It adds a warmth tone to it's voice and helps to get rid of the annoying finger drag sound that I do not want in Jazz. It makes a huge difference to me and I think that if folks think it doesn't, they are misguided. They may not like the sound, but it does make a huge difference in the voice of the guitar.
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2010, 03:23:30 AM »
I have tried Fender 50 Flatwounds on a semi and they were awful.

Remember, only three of the strings are flatwound.  The G is roundwound and the B and E are of course unwound.

The overall effect when strumming a chord was:

THUD, THUD, THUD, TWANG, TWANG, TWANG.[B)]

Maybe you'll have better luck with a different set on a different guitar.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2010, 07:55:11 AM »
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Originally posted by Bongolation

THUD, THUD, THUD, TWANG, TWANG, TWANG.

Hmmm... sounds like sex with my ex!

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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2010, 07:29:58 PM »
If your neck pickup sounds a bit muddy you won't like Flat's.

Rocket - Man, do you need lessons? Should be TWANG, THUD, TWANG, THUD, TWANG, THUD. YELP. WOOOHOOO.