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Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings

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Thomastic-Infeld JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings are designed specifically for semi-acoustic and acoustic jazz guitar...Click To Read More About This Product

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Mellow timbre, good power.

Thomastic-Infeld JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings are designed specifically for semi-acoustic and acoustic jazz guitars.
Gauges: .012 - .016 - .020(Wound) - .027 - .037 - .050.


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ThomastikJS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best

Uncomparable in tone. These sound like chimes on my archtop and last a long time. What else do you want from a string. Oh, the red winding on the ends look sharp as...Read complete review

Uncomparable in tone. These sound like chimes on my archtop and last a long time. What else do you want from a string. Oh, the red winding on the ends look sharp as well. This was re-affirmed when I needed a set and had to a substitute. They were good strings by a good company but still did not come close to the Inkfeld. I had one dud string in a set once (in 10 years) and the company sent me a single string to replace it.
Wish they cost a lot less but then they would probably sound like the rest.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth the hefty price tag

Switched from D'Addario Chromes for a set of these. They were pricey, but supposed to be long-lasting and great-sounding. I put them on my Fender Jaguar three days ago, and they were certainly...Read complete review

Switched from D'Addario Chromes for a set of these. They were pricey, but supposed to be long-lasting and great-sounding. I put them on my Fender Jaguar three days ago, and they were certainly great feeling and sounding. I played a short set at an open mic that night (About 20 minutes of play time) and got about 2/3's of the way through a four hour gig the following night before the first ("skinny e") string broke. These sounded and felt great when I put them on, but for the price per pack, there is no excuse for one breaking so quickly in the hands of a professional, practiced player, or for a defective string in a pack. I will be back to the Chromes immediately. I hate to say it, but don't waste your money. Chromes will do the job just fine.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best

By jazzmoking

from Bangor,Maine

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Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

Uncomparable in tone. These sound like chimes on my archtop and last a long time. What else do you want from a string. Oh, the red winding on the ends look sharp as well. This was re-affirmed when I needed a set and had to a substitute. They were good strings by a good company but still did not come close to the Inkfeld. I had one dud string in a set once (in 10 years) and the company sent me a single string to replace it.
Wish they cost a lot less but then they would probably sound like the rest.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding Thomastix

By cwaduke

from New Hampshire

Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

I have tried every other flatwound string that exists. The Thomastix Swing strings without question feel the best, sound the warmest and smoothest and last at least 3 times as long as every other. I wouldn't waste my money on any other jazz string.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Jazz and Beyond

By JazzBuff57

from Laguna Hills, CA

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Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

If you are guitar player that loves the true sound of strings that give you what you want when and how you want it, these are the only strings to buy. They cost more and they last better than any string out there.I have played for over 40 years. I love them.I buy them from MF but have found blow sales for a lot less. If you have never tried them, treat yourself. They feel like butter.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Strings but Expensive

By Samual

from Orlando

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Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

Before trying The Thomastik Strings, I was using the D"addario"s Half Wound 11's. In general the Half Wounds were good strings, well balanced, stayed in tune, liked the gauge, and would recommend them, however I was finding the first string (11) a little weak in on my guitar.
Also tried D'addario Flat Wound 11's.Again found the first string a little weak on my guitar and the other strings a bit heavy in gauge.
Liked the idea of the 12 (first string) in the Thomastik. And the other strings are a little less heavier in gauge compared to the D'addario Flats 11's .I immediately noticed a richer,clear, and smoother tone in my guitar with the JS 112. They are well balanced in tone and stay in tune well.Great strings for the smooth jazz tone but pricey.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

That extra little something

By Rhythmjunkie

from Omaha, NE

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Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

I have used a couple sets of flatwound strings just to get a different flavor but have never had any like this. I put them on and started tuning. Right away I noticed there was kind of a modutated quality about them. I plugged my hollow-body archtop into my acoustic amp and it was eerie. It sounded very acoustic and if I was only listening and didn't know better I could swear there was a chorus effect in there somewhere. If you like stuff that sounds raunchy these aren't for you... definitely not for you metal-heads. But if you like a richer, warmer, silky smooth sound with lots of string response then these are for you, and me too.
They're a little pricy but I could be persuaded to pay a little more given their unique sound.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

archtop strings

By Dan Coy

from Atlanta

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Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

This set of strings sounds full with bell-like highs, tight lows and punchy mids. The tension feel less than most flatwound strings of this guage so they seem easier to play. Depending on the conditions a set lasts me about 40 hours of (hard) playing time, before they start to sound too lifeless and out of tune.
I would like to give then a higher rating but they are just TOO EXPENSIVE!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Loopio

from Tucson, AZ

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Short Life

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

I use them on my ES-175. I have Seth Lover pickups, which are a bit brighter compared with Gibson pickups so I needed really dark sounding strings. These strings do the work very well. The strings are very well balanced. In fact, I don't think I have ever experienced more balanced strings than these. Yes, they are very expensive; however, the touch is fantastic and the sound is amazing. For my ears, they last for a bit more than 2 weeks before the sound goes away… however, if someone is playing a lot solos, one can keep 'em longer. They will actually sound a bit darker when they get old on solos but the sound on chords will lose its definition.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best jazz strings

By Retro G

from Detroit

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Excellent "feel"
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

      Have used these and D'Addario's on and off for 10 years. They deliver authentic flat wound jazz tone without too much "thud" and have very even string-to-string tension. They have a softer feel than other sets, and that being said, the 0.12's feel like 0.11's to me (probably due to lower overall string tension versus their competitor's sets). And they last me through 3-4 months of steady playing, so that kind of compensates for the high price.

      The first time you try these, it can be a dramatic difference.... So if the price doesn't scare you, you may find that they are well worth checking out.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hands down, the best string made!!!

      By cwaduke

      from NH

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

          This is hands down, the best string available. After using every other string, these last the longest (it's almost ridiculous how good they play and sound a half year later), play the easiest and sound better than anything out there. These are so superior to other strings, I don't know why any other company bothers.

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not worth the hefty price tag

          By Rael634

          from Atlanta, GA

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          Pros

          • Flexible
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Breaks Easy
          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

            Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

            Switched from D'Addario Chromes for a set of these. They were pricey, but supposed to be long-lasting and great-sounding. I put them on my Fender Jaguar three days ago, and they were certainly great feeling and sounding. I played a short set at an open mic that night (About 20 minutes of play time) and got about 2/3's of the way through a four hour gig the following night before the first ("skinny e") string broke. These sounded and felt great when I put them on, but for the price per pack, there is no excuse for one breaking so quickly in the hands of a professional, practiced player, or for a defective string in a pack. I will be back to the Chromes immediately. I hate to say it, but don't waste your money. Chromes will do the job just fine.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Smooth

            By WallOfSound101

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

            Playing is smooth. Nice warm tone. Brings out the character of my new hollowbody, which was shipped from the factory with lighter gauge round-wounds.

             
            3.0

            Not totally impressed

            By Preacher Dave

            from Myrtle Beach, SC

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            Pros

            • Consistent

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                Strings are okay. Purchased for a Gibson ES 339 I recently bought. Was hoping they would provide a smoother, jazz style sound with this guitar. They don't. Will try Chromes next time. Really wanted to love these, however, they just don't do it for me. Sorry

                 
                5.0

                Buy some quality

                By Wes T.

                from Great Northwest

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                    These are the must have string for my archtops. They last forever and sound great. Somebody whined because they didn't work well on a Jaguar. Duh.......

                     
                    5.0

                    It Don't Mean a Thing, if it Ain't Thomastik Swing

                    By Eric the Fender Jazzmaster Guy

                    from Yardville, NJ USA

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                      Hands down, the best flatwound string. They are nickel, so they are super gentle on your frets. The silk wrapping on the wound strings give a beautiful look, to boot!

                       
                      5.0

                      The search for tone is over!

                      By XXX

                      from Midwest Ohio

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                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                          I have always played D'Addario Chromes on my Ibanez AF155 and have always tweaked for the tone that I could never find... hours of tweaking! (I have actually considered selling the guitar for this reason.) After some investigation, I tried a set of these strings and can not believe the difference. Instead of tweaking to find an acceptable tone, I play guitar. Wonderful classic warm jazz tone with your tone pots on the low end to an almost "acoustic guitar full" as you set the tone pot higher. The tone is rich and full. The feel is much smoother than the Chromes, they feel great. The strings are more consistent in output from string to string. I actually have a hard time making the guitar sound bad. Amazing! Buy a set!

                           
                          5.0

                          Beautiful, bell-like tone from these long-lasting strings!

                          By RubyTuba

                          from Park City, KS

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

                            Comments about Thomastik JS112 Medium Light Flatwound Jazz Swing Electric Guitar Strings:

                            Just gorgeous sound, whether you're playing chords or individual notes. Excellent definition! These strings feel like they have less tension than other brands of the same gauge. They have a less percussive attack than D'Addario Chromes (which I also like, and use on a different guitar), but the payoff is that the notes "bloom" in a way that Chromes don't. I would liken it to the difference between gut strings and steel strings on a standup bass. Depending on their playing styles, people prefer one over the other. Gut strings bloom after being plucked, and steel strings have a more straight-line decay. If you like that bloom, Tomastiks will do that in spades, and they last a LONG time!

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