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Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings   

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Thomastik-Infeld Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings are designed specifically for semi-acoustic and acoustic jazz guitars.Gauge...Read More

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Thomastik-Infeld Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings are designed specifically for semi-acoustic and acoustic jazz guitars.
Gauges: .010 - .014 - .018(Wound) - .023 - .033 - .044


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ThomastikJS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Strings That Make A Difference

I play jazz guitar with a combo about 4 nights a week. I thought that I had my gear all figured out, nothing new to add. I heard a cat play whose jazz...Read complete review

I play jazz guitar with a combo about 4 nights a week. I thought that I had my gear all figured out, nothing new to add. I heard a cat play whose jazz box sounded phenomenal. I was amazed at the string action. The sound of the guitar jumped out at you from all strings -- fantastic. After comping a bit and blazing single-pick improvisation. I found out the strings were Thomastik-Infeld. I bought a set, just to get the low action/low tension string feel. I was shocked to find that a good deal of the beautiful tone from this cat's guitar, was the strings. These strings not only gave me the same incredible chord grip sensation -- but the tone of my box was noticeably improved. Throw away those notions that a flat wound string set has to be big, high tension, and a bit dull in sound. These Thomastik-Infeld strings are 10 -- 47, medium tension, and sound incredible. Don't like Flat Wounds -- give the Thomastik-Infeld Be Bop Round Wounds a trial -- you'll groove with what you feel & hear

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Not For Me

I was looking for a string that would make my Gretsch sound a little warmer and play easier. They were somewhat warmer than my former brite strings. They were easy to play without much...Read complete review

I was looking for a string that would make my Gretsch sound a little warmer and play easier. They were somewhat warmer than my former brite strings. They were easy to play without much noise. However I'll keep looking.
This is the first time I've ever tried these strings. The low e broke when I started winding it.
Too pricey for my taste compared to what I can get elsewhere.

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5.0

Excellent strings

By Vos

from Ocean Park, WA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good feel, no squeaking on chord changes
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

      The strings feel nice and smooth, chord changes are easier than with round wound strings.

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      5.0

      Excellent tone, feel, intonation and long life

      By Tito Sanabria

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

      • Cost

      Best Uses

        Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

        I put a set of 11 on a Guil X170, the tone is beautiful. I just practice and play for fun at home. This is my second set and these have been installed about a year. Still playing very good and look like new, with TLC maintenance.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Transformed my Gibson ES-175

        By jim im PA

        from Pennsylvania, USA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong
        • Very finely wound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

            i have a lot of guitars and my ES -175 Gibson jazz box was getting left hanging on the wall, taken out only when I wanted to play some We Montgomery tunes. I talked with one of the advisers at Musician's Friend and he mentioned this Austrian firm who makes light gauge flat wound jazz strings that are very well done, albeit at a stiff price premium. I ordered a set and have since put hundreds on hours on the 175. The winding on the G string is almost invisible and you feel no windings through your fingers, even on the low E. They are the best made strings I have ever played, which is half a century now. I just ordered two more sets, though the intonation is perfect after all this use.When you consider the string life, the price is justified and the feel is , for this player at least, priceless.

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            5.0

            Best Available

            By guitarhowdy

            from near the sea

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

              These are, by far, the best strings available. The last set I had on were there for a year and never did lose tune but just decided to replace them with a new set. The added costs is made up in the quality, length of use and the consistency in the tone. My only string.

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              5.0

              The Old Stuff is Best

              By RixterTech.Com

              from NH

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Great Finger Feel
              • Long Life

              Cons

              • Pricey

              Best Uses

                Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

                These strings have saved my friendship with one of the last Westerly Guild Starfire II's, which I've had for years and never quite warmed up to as I would like. A set of 12's were huge and caused me to tune down a full step out of caution... this turned the old hollowbody into a raging baritone power chord cannon but wasn't really good for much else. So I went down to 10's and this guitar came alive. Slide blues are great, jazzy stuff, electric/alternate folk, the only thing these strings absolutely can't do is snarl and spit like a Tele or even like a Strat played at the bridge. They do last a hell of a long time. I've never run into the unraveling problem people mention and I think that is because as someone else said, I too always bend the string 90 degrees at the machine head before winding. Give it a try. The strings are great! I wouldn't put them on my Strat, I'm not sure about the LP... but on any hollowbody they should be golden.

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                5.0

                NOT just for jazzers!!

                By RubyTuba

                from Park City, KS

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                Pros

                • Beautiful Pure Tone
                • Consistent
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Comping
                  • Leads

                  Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

                  If you like flatwound strings, you should try Thomastiks. If you've never tried flatwound strings because you think they're only for jazz, you should try Thomastiks.

                  The reason many jazz players like flatwounds is because of the pure tone - the guitar sits right in the mix and isn't competing with every other instrument for space.

                  I've played electric folk and folk-rock on guitar for many years, and have always loved flatwounds for exactly that same reason - the tone is beautiful, bell-like and pure, and leaves room in the mix.

                  Roundwounds,to me, have a lot of thrashy, trashy harmonics that require me turning my tone control WAY down to control, at which point the tonic sounds muffled.

                  The reason I specifically like Thomastiks over other brands I've used is the feel. A given brand of the same gauge will feel stiffer to me than Thomastiks - which means a sharper attack and faster decay on the wound strings. Thomastiks feel softer, but sustain longer.

                  I use the .010 set, and I do fingerstyle folk on some numbers and use a pick on others. Many times other players are surprised to find I'm using flatwounds, because the Thomastiks have such a luscious, full-range sound.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Strings That Make A Difference

                  By Rooster Brown, Jazz Guitarist

                  from Arlington, TX

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Equal Sound Output
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • Cost

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Performance
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

                  I play jazz guitar with a combo about 4 nights a week. I thought that I had my gear all figured out, nothing new to add. I heard a cat play whose jazz box sounded phenomenal. I was amazed at the string action. The sound of the guitar jumped out at you from all strings -- fantastic. After comping a bit and blazing single-pick improvisation. I found out the strings were Thomastik-Infeld. I bought a set, just to get the low action/low tension string feel. I was shocked to find that a good deal of the beautiful tone from this cat's guitar, was the strings. These strings not only gave me the same incredible chord grip sensation -- but the tone of my box was noticeably improved. Throw away those notions that a flat wound string set has to be big, high tension, and a bit dull in sound. These Thomastik-Infeld strings are 10 -- 47, medium tension, and sound incredible. Don't like Flat Wounds -- give the Thomastik-Infeld Be Bop Round Wounds a trial -- you'll groove with what you feel & hear

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                  5.0

                  got to install them correctly

                  By TimC

                  from Charlotte

                  About Me Experienced

                  Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

                  These are some of the best strings you can get, period. However, for those who say they break or unwind, you have to install these correctly. Like any string with a round core wire you HAVE TO bend the string at a 90degree angle BEFORE you wind it or cut it. Otherwise, the winding will just come off the core. Not a defect, just the way it is. Do it right and you will be rewarded with the best sound you've ever had.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  picker

                  Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

                  great feel and great tone.
                  these strings out last other strings. they hold their tone longer than all the other strings I have bought in the past..
                  you get what you pay for, these strings are well worth every dime they cost...try them...

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                  (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Be careful

                  By Magic Biddie

                  from It's flooding down in Texas

                  Ask me a question

                  Comments about Thomastik JS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings:

                  These strings have a thread winding on the ends of the wound strings. On a Strat (or any guitar really) when you trim the length of the string prior to winding, the string will separate from it's core as soon as you begin to tension it up. This makes the string useless.

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