1 ThePolecats 9 months ago I know his career spanned from the '40s up to his death into the 2000s, so he could have used many different strings. I don't think he recorded in the '40s but he did start as a musician then. He probably used round wound strings for much of his career but I want to know what he used on his early recordings such as "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode". I may be completely off base but to me they sound like flatwounds. Reason I ask is because I read somewhere that he used banjo strings to get the bends, kind of like James Burton, but to me his strings sound like flatwounds in those early songs. Can someone in the know confirm this?Subtopic, while we are on the subject of Chuck Berry, what's your favorites by him?Mine are in this order "Maybellene", "Johnny B. Goode", and "It Wasn't Me". Those are just three but he had so many good songs I like.