I wanna try flatwounds on the Mustang. Which brands, what gauges, and material do you suggest & why?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by optofonik, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-holic

    I have flats on my Dana Longhorn bass and they're a perfect fit but I don't have flats on any of my guitars. It's high time I tried them out and the Mustang is a perfect candidate (for no particular reason, actually).

    Any suggestions about brand, gauge, material and why you like what you like would be greatly appreciated.

    What I know from the Dano bass is that they feel completely different and roll off the highs a bit.
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  2. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    Diadario have been my favorite so far. I use 11-50's you might want heavier though. I think i used 13's on my mustang.
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  3. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Nov 29, 2010
    I have used the D'Adarrio half round 11's on my Jag. More flats than half rounds, IMHO. EHR370. Liked them pretty well. Just a bit brighter and more flexible than true flats.
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  4. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier-Meister

    Feb 12, 2018
    Valley, AL
    I use D’Addario Chromes (11-50) on mine, but I might try the 10-48s next string change. They just feel great to me and last much longer than any other non coated string I’ve tried.
    The sound is not a drastic mellowing to my ears, but it’s there. More so on the bass side.
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  5. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Curt Mangan has flatwounds in sizes that other companies don't offer, like 9-42 and 10-46 with unwound G strings. They ain't cheap though.
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  6. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    Texas Coast
    I hate it when my G-string comes unwound.
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  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Squier-holic

    Better unwound than wound!
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  8. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-holic

    Well the GC near me had D'Adarrio XL Jazz Lights 11-50 so I'll start with these. GC really didn't have a lot of flatwound strings; disappointing.
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  9. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    Flatwound strings are not popular with most who like bending strings.
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