Hi everyone! While it is pretty obvious Neil Young (and Stills as well) used flatwounds on their axes in the Buffalo Springfield days, it is harder to know when he changed to rounds. There's not a lot of live footage of Neil in the 70's but if you take a look at some photos you might see some flats evidence. Here are a few: http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/n...ve-onstage-playing-gibson-news-photo/84842877 http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/n...hammersmith-odeon-london-news-photo/113247417 http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/photo-of-neil-young-news-photo/74001631 You can see that the strings shine the way flats do. There's some more pics on getty images that shows this aspect as well. Now, on most recordings it is hard to tell because of the distorted tone but it is true that very few finger noises and squeaks can be heard (at leat until the late 70s). And guitar tones like the one on "On The Beach" (the song) are pretty thick and could be flats. He may have been playing both roundwounds and flatwounds during the 70s as well, not sure he's been playing exclusively one type of strings What are your thoughts on this? Anyone recalls something?