Members chuck1016 Posted March 30, 2010 Members Share Posted March 30, 2010 So I'm continuing my cycle of rediscovering guitars and I decided to pull my Artcore AS73 out of the closet. Over all it sounds pretty good, but it still had an annoying buzz and a thin-ness that I just can't pinpoint. I swapped the pots and caps a while back to better match the 90s I have in it, I've fiddled with amp settings and volume/tone settings and it's almost there...but not quite. Just for curiosity's sake I put .11-.50 flat wounds on it and voila! no more buzz, big beefy bottom end is back, nice snappy attack, it sounds fantastic and feels more...I dunno, solid. Granted, I'm not bending notes like I usually do, but that might be a good thing to change up at this point. I was always under the impression that flat wound strings were to blame for the dead, muffled tone of contemporary jazz players but I stand corrected. You have to intentionally remove all hint of treble to achieve that sound I don't think I would put flats on any of my other guitars, but they seem to be just what my semi needed. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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