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Whats the difference...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Lowner, Aug 29, 2005.


  1. Lowner

    Lowner

    May 14, 2005
    Over Here
    Whats the difference between flat and roundwounds? Which ones are better sounding?
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    flats are smooth and roundwounds are rough. They are both great for different things. Flats are good if you like a solid thumpy bass tone without a whole lot of sustain. Rounds are great if you like a twangy piano-like sound.