In this catalog, you'll discover flatwound strings for a wide variety of stringed instruments, including the guitar, bass, mandolin and ukulele. From D'Addario and Thomastik to Fender, GHS and Martin, all the big string brands are here. In fact, these companies are trusted worldwide by flatwound string players, so you can be sure that whatever you decide upon, the strings you're performing with have been crafted with meticulous attention to durability and tone.
For a flatwound string that's warm on the ears and easy on the fingers, the D'Addario Chrome extra light electric guitar strings consist of stainless steel underwindings on hex cores, and the colored ball ends are coated with a new paint that makes each string easily recognizable. Exceptionally playable and long-lasting, these flatwound guitar strings sound great in both live and studio settings. In the bass department, the Thomastik JF344 long scale jazz bass strings perform amazingly, and the highly flexible steel core on each string gives them a balanced feel and distinct character. Strong, silky and consistent, the Thomastik JF344 flatwound bass strings can make any bass player's strongest skills fully realized.
When using flatwound strings, you'll quickly notice that they have a very smooth touch, as well as a darker tone when compared to the bright harmonics of roundwound strings. In fact, flatwound strings can be heard on many famous recordings by the Beatles, and John Entwistle's bass performance on the original recording of "My Generation." Simply put, flatwound strings offer a unique playing experience to musicians of all levels.