Just Bought some Pyramid Golds.

spupilup

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I bought them mainly for my Casino but am toying with the idea of putting a set in my AO ‘50’s Tele. I‘ve been using the Thomastik Power Bright Heavy Bottoms since I got the guitar. The Pyramids would definitely be much lighter but they would be flat wound which would be another first for me.

The Power Brights are 50/42/28/18/13/10 whereas the Golds are 46.5/35/30/19/13/10.

I’ll report back once the Pyramids arrive. In the meanwhile I’d love to hear from people who have used the Golds on their Tele.
TIA
 

jaxjaxon

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I have a set of Pyramid golds on my Jazz box they have a very mellow sound. On my Thin Line tele I have Half rounds they are brighter then the flats.
 

kbold

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I use Pyramids, almost exclusively now .... but I've never tried golds or any flat-wound strings.
For my electric I usually use the Pyramid pure nickel round cores. More expensive than some, but a longer life.

I look forward to your feedback.
Both Thomastics and Pyramids are impressive strings IMO.
Being a lighter gauge and flat wounds, I would expect a significant difference between these two.
 

ScottTunes

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I used Fender stainless flats (.010 - .046) on a Tele (with threaded steel saddles), and swapped the wound G for a "plain" G... That Tele had S. Duncan Broadcaster bridge, and Vintage '52 neck p'ups. 1/3/5 strings had plenty of twang when needed, but, over-all, that set-up produced a great Jazz tone!

I use Pyramid Gold Flats on my bass guitars (for many years), and Pyramid Gold Fats on my ES330 and Gretsch G6122-1962. Love 'em! Stronger fundamental tones, with less over-tones, fewer harmonics. Sounds "cleaner" in the clean, or slightly over driven modes (my '64 Deluxe Rev seems to work quite well with the Pyramid Gold Fats, too). E/A/D strings don't sound as nice, "to my ear," through fuzz, or heavy distortion.

The Tomastik Infeld Jazz Flats work quite well on another ES330, and sound better through fuzz than the Pyramids... But, I may be kidding myself... And, the hollow body 330 is a different beast than a Tele, too. I'm also kinda new to fuzz. Haven't used fuzz sonce the 70s... Mostly a plug-n-play boozer - I mean, bloozer - 'til recently. ;-)
 

spupilup

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The strings were delivered today (three sets) and I got a chance to install a set on a Chinese Epiphone Coupe I have. It took a short while to get used to the feel of flat wounds on a guitar. I have Thomastik Jazz Flats on my G&L L1000 but on a guitar, this was a first for me. I love the sound and they seem to like the P90's. A real '60's kind of tone that was insane with my Tone Bender 2. Sustain for days and no one would ever think, 'that's those dull sounding flat wounds." With a little overdrive they can be downright nasty through my '68 Ampeg J12-R. I'm going to play with the Casino for a couple of more days but if things keep going they way they are, I have a feeling my Tele will be sporting a set of these flat wounds by the weekend.
 




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