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Big Joe



USA

Jan 14th, 2017 09:35 PM        

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.



Peegoo

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Jan 14th, 2017 09:44 PM        

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



Doc Sarvis

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Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
Jan 15th, 2017 02:04 PM        

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



daveg

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Jan 15th, 2017 02:37 PM        

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        

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



Dadzmad



USA

Jan 21st, 2017 08:32 AM        

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        

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



Peegoo

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Jan 30th, 2017 01:31 PM        

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        

Thanks Peegoo



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