Wound 3rd

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  1. PaDaWa

    PaDaWa TDPRI Member

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    Wound 3rds WILL clear up that pesky G intonation problem. Go for about a 20 or 22. Who cares if you cant bend it as good if it makes it stay in tune?
     
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    Don't know what this had to do with amps, but I do agree on the wound third. I don't have bending issues with it, though. I use a set of standard d'addario 10s with the wound 3rd.
     
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    Intonation problems? Try replacing your V1 12AX7 with a 5751.
     
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    A plain 0.15 will be just as good G string and will also sound WAY more balanced (in a 010-046 set)

    For the ultimate in-tune and "volume between each string balance" use the classic 010-038 set.
     
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    Back when I began playing in the 50's every set had a wound third. Not only is it easier to intonate, it also sounds far better to me.

    Still use them on most of my guitars. 10's on most, 11's on my Jazzmaster and semi hollows and 12's on my Jaguar and Mustang.
     
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    I play an 18 wound.
     
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    I walked into a music store and asked for a wound 18 as i wanted to play some jazz - they just didnt get it
     
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    Now THIS is a wound 3rd!


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    I thought you were hurt again :rolleyes:
     
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    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    @BigDaddyLH that’ll stop ya from pinching the notes high for sher !
     
  11. FenderGuy53

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    D'Addario EXL110's for me, too!
     
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  12. Rev Rhythm

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    Only trouble is i have to order them.. None of the local stores seem to carry them
     
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    So, order them. No wasting time or gas, no tax, better price, and you'll have them in a few days.

    Strings don't go bad, so order bulk. I buy them in 3-, 5- and 10-packs.
     
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    You're not wrong, but I sure liked having an excuse to run to the music store.
     
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    Love it on a guitar I'm not bending on. Not so much on one that I do a lot of bending on.

    Got an uncommon cort from overseas recently (CR LTD 16) and it surprisingly came with a wound third. First round wound third string I've ever had, and I didn't notice it until I started to play and thought "good lord, this feels like walking with a lead suit on".
     
  16. tfarny

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    What are you guys, a buncha bass players?
    I don't like em. Not one bit! Eddie Cochran invented the Plain G and that's good enough for me. Honestly if tune your open G string a few cents flat it goes a very long way to fixing this problem and you can still bend the G.
     
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    I'm 71 and can bend those wound thirds just fine. Even on the set of 12's.
     
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    A wound 3rd on a set of 10s is a pretty easy bend anyhow.
     
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    I'm 65, and I have no issues with bending or intonation.
     
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    I'm using a plain .016 vs. the .017 on my guitar with 57/62 staggered magnet pickups. With my noiseless non- staggered pickups (SCNs and L280s) on my other two Strats the plain .017 really doesn't predominate (all necks 9.5"radius).
     
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