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Thomastick-Infeld Jazz Round Wounds - wow!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Modern Growl, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Just had the luxury of playing these strings and I love em’. There’s just one shortcoming – the gauge felt off, and upon research, it seems TI only releases this in one gauge with no options for others :(

    Does anyone know of a string similar in tone/tension/feel but with gauge options like 45-100 (45-65-80-100)?
  2. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Haven't tried the Jazz rounds but was just blown away by the sound of SuperAlloys on my G&L L-2000e at practice last night. Like a rich man's version of Sunbeams. Thomastik Infeld is definitely the BMW of strings. You pay more-you get more.
  3. MKA


    Apr 14, 2012
    Northern Europe
    Those are great strings! I used them on my Sandberg jazz for about a year until I switched to TI flats.

    They are surprisingly punchy considering the small gauge. Really smooth sound that still cuts through in a band mix. I eventually got tired of the over the top loose feel of them and they also lost some of the punchiness when they wore.

    I too searched for something bit thicker but similar in sound and feel but wasn't able to find anything. Tried many half/ground/pressurewounds but none of them had the same smoothness so I went back to flats that I've used before.

    But still, a great string, gotta get a new set at some point!
  4. Clutchcargo

    Clutchcargo Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2006
    Southern Illinois
    MG, I don't have an answer to your question about a similar string in a heavier gauge. But, a couple of years back when I first tried the Jazz Rounds I had the same thought as you. I decided to stick with them and see what happened. I'm glad I did cause I now use them on two of my basses and they feel "right". A little truss rod tweak and some time and shazam.... They play so effortlessly and sound great to me. I'm glad I hung in there with them. I felt the same way about the Jazz Flats on another bass and again stuck it out and became a TI convert. Maybe I'm nuts but I've got a two year old set that sounds just like a four month old set on an identical bass. As someone said earlier, they cost more but I think you get more. Just my two cents but give them a little time, Lee......

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