Flat wound things on a telecaster

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  1. perttime

    perttime Tele-Afflicted

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    Apparently, "pure nickel" wound strings are another way to make a tele sound smoother.
     
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  2. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

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    I just put em on my last Tele build and I think they sound great. I'm using EMG T system pickups. I may never go back. A bit pricey though.


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  3. TheMindful

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    Frisell
     
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    Looks great, how about bending?
     
  5. mefgames

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    they're not slinky, but they bend some.
     
  6. ScribbleSomething

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    I’ve never noticed a problem bending. But I don’t use a wound G anymore either.
     
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    65 Champ Amp Tele-Afflicted

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    My first electric had flat wounds. It was the standard.
     
  8. Ben-Zion

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    I have Thomastik Swing flats (10-44) on three of my six Teles/Esquires. I like them much more than those D'Addarios, but I've used those too. Love the feel, love the sound. I'm not playing multi-string pedal steel licks or anything, but I don't have any trouble bending as needed...
     
  9. bricksnbeatles

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    I use that exact set on my LP
     
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    Cousin Kenny on flatwounds.

     
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    I like Rotosound Top Tapes on both my Tele and Strat
     
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