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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 5:16 pm    Post subject: Wound G strings Reply with quote

Who plays with these? I've just ordered some packs of D'Addario 1149 with wound Gs. Plain Gs have always sounded a bit dull to me, particularly on my Jaguar. Ima try them on my Jazzmaster as well.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOUND G IS BEST G.

It's all I use. D'Addarios with wound G - 10's for 25.5", 11's for 24"
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive thought of using them but I think itd become harder to do crazy bends
I like crazy bends. I use eb regular slinkys
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
WOUND G IS BEST G.

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I'm just going to smash it in with a hammer and hope it works. Tone is all in the fingers anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think about 100 years ago Paul_ posted that a wound G is more of a "Team Player" and it was the perfect assessment.

An unwound G sounds off.
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ill try them out
The g string always seems to be out of tune anyway, maybe its meant to be wound
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a wound G on my hollow body, but not on my other electrics. I used to but one bridge is compensated so a wound G won't play intune and I've not tried one on my strat. To be honest though I don't think I'd get on with them on my solid bodies, they do stop me bending strings so much but the increased tension just feels a little weird when playing different styles of music.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've avoided them till now. The G seems to be my favorite string to bend, so I'm not sure how well I'd get on with them. Lately a 10-52 set has been feeling just right to me, although I could see stepping that up to a set of 11s without a wound G.
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use flatwounds with a would g on my casino, but I can't imagine switching to them on most other electrics, clearly I'm not in manland
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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The D'Addario .010 set I use on the acoustic guitar has a wound 3rd. I don't normally use a wound 3rd on electrics; I prefer the twang of a plain string.

The original staggered polepiece pickup I thought was designed for a wound 3rd which is one reason a plain 3rd is dominant with the staggered polepieces. Many cast bridges are designed to intonate with a wound 3rd.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12s with wound G or GTFO.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MatthewK wrote:
12s with wound G or GTFO.


I think the only one more manly than you would be RobRoe. That is not an insult, but adulation.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
MatthewK wrote:
12s with wound G or GTFO.


I think the only one more manly than you would be RobRoe. That is not an insult, but adulation.

No - there is another. I've heard tales of 13s, 13s I tell you. You can bend 'em, but they bend you back.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MatthewK wrote:
cur wrote:
MatthewK wrote:
12s with wound G or GTFO.


I think the only one more manly than you would be RobRoe. That is not an insult, but adulation.

No - there is another. I've heard tales of 13s, 13s I tell you. You can bend 'em, but they bend you back.


That is what I am talking about. That is RobRoe standards.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MatthewK wrote:
cur wrote:
MatthewK wrote:
12s with wound G or GTFO.


I think the only one more manly than you would be RobRoe. That is not an insult, but adulation.

No - there is another. I've heard tales of 13s, 13s I tell you. You can bend 'em, but they bend you back.


Is this getting into wound B territory then?
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

srv played 13s
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ykk211 wrote:
srv played 13s


And look where it got him....... dead!
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cur wrote:
ykk211 wrote:
srv played 13s


And look where it got him....... dead!


Lol. His guitar tech said his hands would be bleeding after shows. But dat tone do
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