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> Roundwound Vs Flatwound
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post Dec 21 2007, 01:35 AM
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What is exactly the difference between Roundwound and Flatwound. (Besides the physical differences)? From what I hear flatwound is used for jazz and offer more bass. I've used them on bass but I'm just a bit curios on how they are on a guitar.


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post Dec 21 2007, 10:34 AM
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Hi m8, quite a good explanation of strings in general HERE, also explains other string types, theres also quite a large article HERE on exactly your question.

The summary seems to be that flatwound are a duller sounding string and more suited to Jazz , roundwound are much brighter with greater sustain. smile.gif


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