1 Michael Bauer 6 months ago I'm retreating from the political thread and getting back to the music. I just bought a Country Club with Dynas, and as a bonus, treated myself to Damian Bacci's really excellent "Ultimate Rockabilly Guitar" DVD. The guitar came strung with D'Addario flat-wound 12's. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about flat-wounds, and I'm still not sure. I'll probably reserve this guitar for Rockabilly and Rock'n'Roll mainly, but maybe a bit of jazz as well. I have a great jazz guitar and great blues and rock guitars, but my recent rebirth of interest in '50s guitar music inspired my getting a Gretsch to begin with, and that's the sound I'm after.So I thought I'd ask the veteran CC players here what strings you use, and what the advantages are of each of the main choices. My inexperienced take: round-wounds would be twangier, flats jazzier. Is that right? Would Dynas be happier with pure nickel? Chrome? Any particular brands? I like the smoothness of the D'Addario flats, but something is missing in the sound. I don't want to go above a 12 on the high-E unless someone can guarantee that 13s are better than sex. I searched some posts on this forum, but if there is a really comprehensive discussion of this, I managed to miss it. I'd be grateful for any wisdom you guys and gals may want to share.