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FT: Circle K .112 balanced 4 string set

Discussion in 'For Sale: Accessories' started by chapito, Aug 7, 2013.


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  1. chapito

    chapito Supporting Member

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    This was my first set of CKs. Installed for about 2 weeks on a Fender jazz, lightly used (2 church gigs and 4 days of teaching). Looking to [DEL]trade for lightly used CK .118 balanced set[/DEL] sell. Love the strings—just going heavier.

    $20 CONUS/PAYPAL

    Thanks!
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    chapito Supporting Member

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  3. LeifVernaculum

    LeifVernaculum Supporting Member

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    Are u stepping up to 118 for drop tuning purposes? Or are the strings really that flexible-feeling?
  4. chapito

    chapito Supporting Member

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    yes, when I purchased the strings my target was Eb standard tuning, I then quickly settled on D standard.

    I wouldn't say they're more flexible, but maybe nice and supple. Coming from almost two decades of DR Hi/Fat beams, I found CKs to be very similar in general. My issue was moving to D standard DGCF tuning.

    To figure out my starting sizes (after reading a ton of TB posts), I figured step up one size from HiBeams and then one more size for each 1/2 step lower in tuning (YMMV). My target is 42-46lb in tension.

    Skip at CK is very helpful too!
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  6. LeifVernaculum

    LeifVernaculum Supporting Member

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    Just to revisit the topic: I've since played CK strings, and I have to say, damn are they slinky flexible! I installed the .102 balanced set and they have an inherent drop-tuned metal tone because they're so loose at standard tuning. .102 is the most standard in gauge range for E strings, but the whole set just feels lighter as well in comparison to typical string sets, as unbalanced sets increase in tension for the higher strings. So these just feel all around loose. I have the 106 set hanging in my closet next. I'm looking forward to a fatter tighter sound with those. Circle Ks are interesting for sure, I'd recommend anyone who plays round wound strings to check them out

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