Pinelake said:Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Swings ...
Thanks for your reply Jeff. I had been looking at this make of strings. Do you find that a flatwound10 is stiffer in feel than a 10 roundwound? Thought I had heard that.
Again, thanks for the detail.
If you are using 10s it sort of defeats the purpose.
I've just bought a set of D'Addario Chromes to try on my Hallmark Mosrite copy, looking forward to hearing the difference. It's been a long time since I've had flats on a guitar that wasn't a Tele.
If I recall, a 10 is considered extra light in the Thomastik. I operate on the assumption that the lightest gauge available is freaky light for the capturing fringe users (no matter what the brand). The GB strings start with a whopping 14 or something like that. I'm no expert, and I haven't fooled around too much with gauge, but I have found that running 11s are as light as I can go without my top end getting too thin. But I also have a very low output floating pickup. Your mileage may differ significantly on a more standard-built solid-body. But it seems most people run 11s or 12s-- at a minimum.
Will a normally cut nut accept a wound G?
I use the Chrome's myself because they are half the Thomastik price and much easier to find.