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Inexpensive flatwounds

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Merlin, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Merlin

    Merlin Gold Member

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    Only available in 12 gauge, but a darn sight cheaper than Chromes. L&M also has them 7 bucks cheaper than Amazon! No store stock, so I mail ordered.
     
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  2. greco

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    Amazing price for flats!
    Have you (or has anyone you know) tried them in the past?
     
  3. Merlin

    Merlin Gold Member

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    I’ve used them before. Definitely got the dark tone.
     
  4. keto

    keto Gold Member

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    If anyone wants some lightly used Chromes, I have a couple sets of .105s and maybe a set of .100's I would toss in the mail for the cost of postage
     
  5. laristotle

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    Are you referring to bass strings?
     
  6. keto

    keto Gold Member

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    Yeah, whoops. I don't think of flats for guitar. LOL @ me. the 12 should have turned the light on, but I haven't had coffee yet.
     
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  7. KapnKrunch

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    I always understood Monel to have low to zero magnetic properties. I worked at a machine shop that re-threaded the boxes and pins on oil drilling pipe. The Monel resists magnetism apparently.

    What kind of sound do you get from these? Low output? Mellow?
     
  8. ZeroGravity

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    I would take those assuming they are standard scale length. I'll message you my address and let me know what the postage is and I'll transfer it to you.
     
  9. cboutilier

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    Thats cheap enough for me to experiment with. I want to try making a set of 8 to 38-42 flats with a plain G for my Tele
     
  10. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

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    Monel is a nickel alloy with zero iron content and therefore is impossible to be magnetic
     
  11. Doug Gifford

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    Did a quick lookup: "Most metals aren't magnetic with the exception of iron, nickel, cobalt, gadolinium, neodymium and samarium."
     
  12. KapnKrunch

    KapnKrunch Gold Member

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    According to Wikipedia:

    "Monel is a group of nickel alloys, primarily composed of nickel (from 52 to 67%) and copper, with small amounts of iron, manganese, carbon, and silicon."

    A lot of variations, but obviously non-magnetic. Interesting that it is a Canadian invention and named after the president of INCO.
     

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