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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Flatwounds on my Strat

Big Joe

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Jan 14th, 2017 09:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I tried a set of Thomastick Flatwound 11s on my '95 Strat and love the results. The tone is so much more cleaner, balanced and "fatter". Lastl, they feel really great on my hands. I don't know why I didn't try these sooner.

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Jan 14th, 2017 09:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Flats contribute to the authentic 'surf' tone of the 1960s. Many surf bands used flats on their Strats, Jags, and Jazzmasters.

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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Jan 15th, 2017 02:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I always have at least one guitar strung with T&I flats. It's a whole different vibe.

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Jan 15th, 2017 02:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Always wanted to try them on a guitar. I love the feeling of them sliding up and down the neck on my basses.

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Jan 17th, 2017 05:24 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have flat 12s on my Jazzmaster, I love 'em on that guitar. Not quite enough spank for me on a Strat.


Dadzmad

USA

Jan 21st, 2017 08:32 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've used flatwound 12's on my strat for a while. Combined with kinda low pickups and floating trem I really like the sound.

teemon

Florida

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Jan 30th, 2017 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I want to try them. Should I just stick with my normal guage?

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Jan 30th, 2017 01:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, that will be a good starting place. Flats do tend to feel a bit stiffer feeling than typical round-wounds, so pick up two sets: one in you preferred gauge and a set that's one gauge lighter.

teemon

Florida

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Jan 31st, 2017 08:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Peegoo

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