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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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Mellow timbre, good power.

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


Strings that swing. Thomastik-Infeld JS110s are the best for your music. Order today.

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ThomastikJS110 Flatwound Extra Light Jazz Swing Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 12 reviews)

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  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Long life (3)

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      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

      Best Available

      By guitarhowdy

      from North Carolina

      About Me Professional Musician

      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

          About Me Professional Musician

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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

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              Cons

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                  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 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Be careful

                  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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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not For Me

                  By nailpickr

                  from Kentucky

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

                  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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Flatwound I've used

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

                  I installed these on a Guild Starfire III because I wanted a mellower sound for solo performing. I was very pleased with the results; they really made the guitar come alive. I wouldn't use them if I was playing classic rock on a strat, but they are great in the right situation.
                  Nice feel and great tone; warm with a nice ring, not a thud like other flatwounds. A good selection of gauges for all players preferences.
                  They are expensive, but you can hear the difference.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Less overtone, more fundamental

                  By T1PSTN

                  from New Jersey

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

                  I bought these on a whim a few years ago thinking that they may tame the sound of a dissapointingly brittle-sounding electric. These feel like violin strings, soft, slick, spongy-- not as stiff as you would expect from a set of .010" strings.They have much more subtle overtones and strong a strong fundamental so chords ring very consonantly and single-note work sounds 'tighter' on slow and fast runs.With distortion, these surpirse with a lot of punch and grind but no hars buzzy grit.These strings hold their tune perfectly after about 10 minutes of initial playing. Plus, they seem to hold their luster and tone for MUCH longer than typical round wound steel strings.These are not for all players nor all instruments. They cost a lot compared to other strings, but they last longer, hold their tune better, and can help guitars to sound much better-- clean or distorted.

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