Flat wounds on a Gretsch Jet?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Degle, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Degle

    Degle Supporting Member

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    Anyone tried flatwounds on a Jet? I know a lot of guys use these on Gretsch hollow bodies, but someone told me they work well on jets too. Mine is a power jet with Powertrons. I'm worried these might dull up the sound a little/get rid of the edge?
     
  2. knob

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    jeff beck recorded the crazy legs album with a jet that had flatwounds
     
  3. Degle

    Degle Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the info Knob. I'll check out the Crazy Legs album. I'm guessing Cliff Gallup also used flatwounds?
     
  4. WahmBoomAh

    WahmBoomAh World Crass Guitarist Silver Supporting Member

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    be careful about comparing the old original light practically hollow bodies to the modern japanese practially solid body jets

    "chambering" would be quite different and a flatwound string would not be as "bouncy" on a modern jet .

    If you have an old one .... well , then you`re a better man than I !
     
  5. Jon C

    Jon C Silver Supporting Member

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    I use Pyramid 11s (flatwound) on my Gretsch Easton (6128 (Jet)) and they are terrific... they play like 10s and have plenty of chime & twang IMO. YMMV.

    Jon
     
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    Strings are cheap. Just get a set. If they don't sound good, off they come.

    brianf
     
  7. Degle

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    Good point Brianf. I guess I can splurge and spend a few dollars on strings. Are Pyramids better than the major brands?
     
  8. Ben Furman

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    Pyramids are very high quality strings and the brightest-sounding flatwounds available.

    -Ben
     

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