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If DR made a flatwound string would you buy it? *Poll*

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Thurisarz, May 14, 2005.


  1. Yes

    35 vote(s)
    71.4%
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. Yes, i would try them but i'm not a flatwound fan

    10 vote(s)
    20.4%
  1. Thurisarz

    Thurisarz

    Aug 20, 2004
    If DR made a flatwound string would you buy it?
     
  2. I just set up my takemine acoustic with Lo-Rider Nickels. I had acctually looked for a DR flat-wound nickel string. Are any of you guys aware of any string that is nickel wound on a nickel core, I have searched the world over and can't find any.
    PS: love the Lo-Rider Nick's sound great for acoustic. Not, overly bright outof the box. just the sound I was looking for on that bass. nice and tight. love the tension and feel, can't wait until they are fully broke in. :cool:
     
  3. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    To my knowledge (after searching extensively) there are only 3 brands of nickel flats: TI's, Pyramids, and Zeta's. If anyone knows of any others that exist, please tell.

    As for nickel wound on a nickel core...I don't think that would work, at least with magnetic pickups, as you need some magnetic material in there to produce a signal from the magnetic pickups.
    Edit: I just re-read your post and realize you want them for an acoustic, so non-magnetic strings should work for that.
     
  4. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I'd be tempted to try, but no guaruntees. Hard to get me to stray from my Chromes.