#1
Hey guys!
I've been playing for around 3 and a half years or so to relieve stress, and now have a little bit of free time to learn some music theory and possibly some jazz. I play on a Hagstrom Viking Deluxe (not an optimal jazz box, but it has a decent bridge pickup with enough note definition) through and old pignose G40v tube amp. Lately, my strings (Darco electrics forgot the gauge) are starting to play a little harder and bite more. I think it's time to change strings and want to use this guitar as a full time jazz guitar until the end of this huge ass book, so I'm looking for strings that have a good balance of tone and playable life. Price is pretty much not an issue.
#2
Elixirs are the longest lasting that I've found. Flatwound strings are fairly common in jazz, but it's up to you whether you go flat or round wound.
#3
Thanks d00d im investing in a couple pairs of custom lights for my electrics. That gauge got the highest praise from the interwebs...
#4
try some flatwounds for jazz if you are up for it
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#5
if you don't want to go full on flatwound you can go semi-flatwound. there are are half wound strings too if you are interested.

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from what i understand flatwound style strings tend to last a bit longer cuz your finger gunk doesn't get stuck in between the windings as much.
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