1 Yavapai 1 week ago I've had my ups and downs with my Terada 6120 DSV since i first got it 14 years ago but a DE Bigsby handle, an aluminum Tru-Arc and shimming the OEM Dynasonic pickups got me pretty much where I wanted to be but something still never seemed to be quite right.I gave up trying flat wound strings in 1967 but about a year ago I tried a Gibson L-4 CES that had flat wounds and was quite surprised how much I liked them and the sound of the guitar. It seemed that string technology really had changed over the intervening 50 years! So, I tried a set of D'Addario Chromes on my Gibson Memphis ES-225, which is kind of a thinline ES-175 with an ABR-1 bridge and really liked the sound. Today, my 6120 was due for a new set of strings so I tried one of the "Chrome" sets that I'd bought for the Gibson and the guitar just came to life. It was a real surprise but I'm sure that the aluminum Tru-Arc along with the string tone has made this happen.Tim, have you or anyone else had this experience? If I play this guitar enough tonight and tomorrow, it might well be the one for Saturday's gig.