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Strings For Gretsch 6120 DSW

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Well I have had my DSW for about four months now. How time flies. I am a fan of flatwounds, both Thomastik and Pyramid. My 6120 came with rounds and it sounded good but I took some TI flats from my Guild X-175 and transferred them to my DSW. After a couple months I went back to rounds. I put fender .10s in pure nickle. As much as I love flats I have to say the guitar sounds much better with rounds. Rounds brought out a dynamic that the flats couldn't. Now if I had a Duo Jet with Dynas that may be different. I bet Dyna equipped Jet would be the way to go with flats. I did research before putting on flats and I forgot my findings of opinions of DSW with flats but I put flats on anyway.

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I tried rounds on my 61201957W (one Dyna and one P90, more or less the Eddie Cochran model, but earlier), but went right back to flats.

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Try D'Addario half rounds. Best of both worlds

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I agree with Scott, the half rounds are the way to go. I have them on all my electrics. I don't see/hear any downside to this style string. They last forever and are much quieter and much easier on both my left hand calluses & especially my right hand fingernails.


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