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    Guys for Led Zep licks etc should I use a plain third?

    I've never liked plain thirds..........but will go there if I need to.........

  • #2
    You could really weird and use a B banjo string. Dunno if that'll get you to Pagey but it's a fun thing.
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    • #3
      I put the plain third on ther and I like it! I remember not liking it on acoustic stuff........ but it's nice for rock........

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      • #4
        Wound thirds are great for some things (like deeper tone), but if you plan on bending it a lot, go plain...
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        • #5
          Where do you get wound-third string sets ....Jazz Strings R Us ???
          It's not about money or popularity , although some money would be nice.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by seahorse View Post
            Where do you get wound-third string sets ....Jazz Strings R Us ???
            Go up to .011 electric sets...you'll get a wound third...but yeah, this is a lot heavier than most rock players will go. I've used them for years on my semi hollow bodies because of the tone.
            "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

            Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
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            • #7
              I think George Harrison used a wound third on all of the early Beatles stuff, because I read in Clapton's book that he showed George his light gauge strings in the mid 60's for the first time. I've actually tried the Ernie Ball acoustic -plain-third sets . They were ok but I finally settled on the Daddario 10-47 extra lights.
              It's not about money or popularity , although some money would be nice.

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              • #8
                yeah, I used to buy Black Diamond Banjo Strings for my Teisco and my Kent...
                "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
                "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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                • #9
                  D'Addario makes a set of 10-46 with a wound G. They are the EXL110W.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Axee-o-matic
                    Most acoustic sets have wound thirds. I like plain thirds on my acoustics because I bend them ... a lot. But then I play acoustic guitars that acoustic guitar purists hate.
                    I'm curious what type acoustics you play?

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                    • #11
                      Acoustic guitar, jazz, or strictly rhythm, wound is great. Everything else, plain 3rd all the way.

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                      • #12
                        I put a set of Dean Markley light gauge electric guitar strings on my acoustic guitar because the wound third plus the big heavy bass strings were killing my fingers. Now my acoustic is as easy to play as my electric. Read a bunch of stuff online telling me the sound would be terrible, but sounds OK to me. Did lose a little bass response, but being able to bend notes more than makes up for it.
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                        • #13
                          I use wound 3rd on acoustics and plain for electric.

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                          • #14
                            Intonation issues need to be considered when switching from a wound G to a plain one.
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                            • #15
                              as well as nut slots...
                              "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

                              Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
                              "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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