Choosing Strings - Roundwound or Flatwound?
Author: Admin Date Posted:4 February 2014
Are you playing the right strings for the instrument you're using? It's important to choose the right strings for your guitar. Whether you're a straight up rock and roller or jazz player, you need the correct style of strings to help you get the most out of your instrument and the best performance possible. Here's a quick overview of the three types of steel strings you'll use on an electric or acoustic guitar as well as bass. Roundwound
Roundwound strings consist of a round wire (usually steel) wrapped in a tight spiral around either a round or hexagonal core. Roundwounds are the most popular choice for guitarists, providing a bright, clear and aggressive tone that's great for rock, pop, funk, blues - pretty much anything.electric guitar and bass. Halfwound Halfwound strings are a cross between roundwound and flatwound, made by winding round wire around a round or hex core first and then polishing or grinding the exterior part of the winding until it is practically flat. This results in the flat, comfortable playing feel of flatwounds, along with less squeaking, with a brightness generally between roundwounds and flatwounds. Kosmic has a range of halfwounds including D'Addario Half Round Electric Guitar Strings and Rotosound Solo 55 Stainless Steel Pressurewound Bass Strings.