The texture of the string is smoother than D'Addario chromes but a little rougher than the Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Swing strings. Both sound nice for typical jazz tone. . Packaging says they are a round core string. Musician's Friend is a registered trademark of Musician's Friend, Inc.
That's the way they all are. They are the holy grail. I had confirmation it was not working when my wife came down to see if I had thrown a blanket over my cab to dampen it! Chromes on either of those guitars are pretty solid tho. Now, my flattop acoustics, on the other hand. The Chromes are much more balanced tonally and feel way better than the Legends. That's the same logic I used for years.
See which one works seems to be the best for me on that guitar through the Mesa. Prices subject to change without notice. To be honest, I have only used mostly D'Addario Chromes---fine strings, imo. With that said, here are my thoughts. They are mainly suitable for jazz players and hollow and semi-hollow body guitars. My number one is a 1994 Golden Eagle.
I have never had treble strings last longer than 6 months on any set of flats or rounds for that matter. If I put those on my es125 or es165, hmmm, not so good. There was a nice thump on the bottom and little else. Epi Emp Reg with Labella tape wounds. Do you happen to play these with gloves on? Anyhows here's a youtube review of the said string from one of our local pro. Wound strings consist of a core, and then, of course, the winding. Some players state that flat wounds tend to have more noticeable friction between the string and their fingers.
Though the review is partly non-english the video was intended for our local market he ran the strings thru different settings and styles so you can get an idea how flats-over-hex core behave: Round or hex core is irrelevant to me, I just could not get into the tone of these strings. They are the perfect string in every way. They are available in three gauges, extra light. Maybe 45 minutes to 2 hours a day. Do you happen to play these with gloves on? It had been so long since I had tried them before that I forgot how they feel---a very tacky tactile sensation. I currently use three different types of string sets on my arch tops.
We offer a variety of styles and finishes to upgrade your existing tuning key to a detuner or start a fresh build. I started to reply but my opinions are just too dangerous to the uninitiated. Some players consider flatwounds to have less sustain than roundwound strings. This type of flat wound winding is designed primarily for jazz players and hollow and semi-hollow body guitars giving a smooth, warmer tone than round wound strings. I have been a very long time supporter of D'Addario Chrome flat wounds.
Thuddy attack like flats but with more high-end content in the note duration. My preferred set with these strings is the. But, even with that said, I'll venture a response. I currently own several arch tops. The hexagonal core is different in that the mellow tone of the flats is complemented by excellent articulation. I had them as replacements for the Labellas that came on my Solid 4, and was quite disappointed with their tone.
I have never had treble strings last longer than 6 months on any set of flats or rounds for that matter. The reason I'm emphatic in that last sentence, is because I believe one should seek to be informed by the opinions on guitar string assessments given by others. I do agree with most of what the review in your linkup stated. Here's what I have found when assessing strings. Point being right strings for the right guitar.