Miscellaneous Rumbles

And let it begin..,

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Wound for me!

Karl

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wound with flats, plain with pure nickels for me

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Wound on the acoustics, plain on the electrics.

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Wound on the acoustics, plain on the electrics.

– Powdog

What he said..

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I'm not much of a string bender...

Longer scale, lighter gauge I like a plain...but you have to have good intonation.

A wound 3rd takes up bad intonation several cents worth.

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Wound on 12 strings, regardless. Wound on acoustics, and plain on anything solid bodied.

Jury's still missing when it comes to hollow, chambered or semi-hollow bodies.

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Plain G string on electrics, wound on acoustics. I haven't used a wound G string on an electric guitar in years. I may give it a try on my 5422, and see if I like it. I know a company that sells singles, so it wouldn't cost more than a buck and a half to try.

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Wound on the acoustics, plain on the electrics.

– Powdog

True Dat.

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Plain on my electrics.

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Yep wound G only on acoustic guitar.

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I play rhythm most often (and mostly acoustic) so wound thirds suit me fine. For solo work, plains are better.

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Can’t remember when I last used a wound G. Makes me wonder if maybe one guitar should have it.

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I’d use a wound B string if I could find one the right gauge.

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I have wounds on my hollows and unwound on my tele.

what is the the meme from? The crying girl?

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Whatever the guitar wants.

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Whatever the guitar wants.

– Proteus

Quite correct.

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I feel like I’ve written this a dozen times.

I had some sets where I had both a wound and unwound G. I decided on plain because it gives you two different sounds when you play a sixth. plain-plain, wound-plain.

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Whatever the guitar wants.

– Proteus

It only took me 65 years to come to that conclusion. My # 1 has a wound third and flats at that. My 64 year old self would of never believed it!

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Wound thirds/G's.... Just because I always did it......

I often think about doing some plains -- but have hesitated because I have TruArc Serpentunes on all my electrics and they were all cut for wound thirds.......

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But we make the other variety too. You could get one with plain-G comp and convertible it around.

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Paul Yandell told me one time that the wound G notes better, but the plain G sings better. I use a wound G most of the time because I play finger style most of the time and use full chords with almost every note, so noting true is important. I am an imperfect human being, but some days I can make the notes true, even with a plain G. They do “sing” better.

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I’d use a wound B string if I could find one the right gauge.

– Viper

I read in GP many years ago that many years before that,wound B strings were common.


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