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Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:38 am

Mudfuzz wrote::idk: I've never cared for wound g strings on electric guitars... One of my favorite sounds is to bend the shit out of a 29 plain :thumb: fucking hard as string gauge to find though...

Whereas I hate the sound and feel of plain Gs and seek out wound for every set I buy...

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:00 pm

That's funny.... I haaaaaaaate wound Gs. I also hate flats on guitars (love them on bass), but this thread is making me want to give em a closer look. Hearing them through some heavier gain sounds like something to try; to be honest, I've usually been so turned off that I've put the guitar down before getting that far.

Def curious now.

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:37 pm

I tried them on guitar, nopenopenope.

I like noisy, upper harmonic hell.

Bass I love the feel if the strings are right, and stainless flats work enough that when I have only one bass, that's what it eats.

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:24 am

popvulture wrote:That's funny.... I haaaaaaaate wound Gs. I also hate flats on guitars (love them on bass), but this thread is making me want to give em a closer look. Hearing them through some heavier gain sounds like something to try; to be honest, I've usually been so turned off that I've put the guitar down before getting that far.

Def curious now.


The G string is some Sophie's Choice shit, either you have excellent bendability with a plain G but wonky intonation, or you have solid intonation and fuller sound but it's much tougher to widdly wow with it. And in either scenario it won't stay in tune because the G string is the genetic abomination on a 6-headed hydra.

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:01 pm

Wound G all day.

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:06 am

I know you got my back

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:43 pm

:lol:
you know... I know a guy called 5 string Jonny where his whole thing is to remove the G strings from all his guitars.. he even had a custom acoustic made that way...

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:22 am

Now that's not right

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:26 am

Plek and the zero fret on the LP High Performance killed any G string problems on mine, it's just another string now!

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:02 am

coldbrightsunlight wrote:Now that's not right

No, it isn't. But in Olympia they think it's cool in some sick greafuldeadesque way..

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:10 am

Mudfuzz wrote:... his whole thing is to remove the G strings from all his guitars.. ...


Image I like to remove G strings, but not from guitars. Image

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:23 pm

I've had D'addario jazz lights on my LP for a bit over a month now and I'm loving them. There's a lot more clarity (for lack of a better word) to my dirt without so much of that trebley harmonic shit and string noise going on. My chords sound thick and huge, I guess the wound G is also to thank for that. I mostly play chords and don't do a lot of crazy bendy stuff so I'm not running into some of the other issues folks seem to be having in that regard. They're really just working out great for what I'm doing at the moment. Now that I'm tuning down to C standard I might check out some thicker gauges the next time I pick up strings. Fuck yeah flats.

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:48 am

Been curious about flatwounds forever, silly that I've never tried any in the last two decades that I've playing :facepalm:

I've got this cheap ES335 copy that I'm not really bonding with, using it as my noise/sludge/fuzz guitar. It's usually in G standard. It's my only humbucker guitar, so it's still fun to keep it around. Swapping pups to try to give it some more mojo costs A LOT more than first experimenting with string gauges, tunings...And flatwounds :excellent:

Putting flatwounds on a semi-hollow body won't make everything sound too mellow/jazzy and kill the bite/treble/gnarl, will it? Loads of fuzz, loud clean amp, tuned down...Sounds like a plan? :idk:

Re: i just put on flatwounds for the first time

Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:16 pm

Sounds like a great plan
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