The Casino and 10-48 flatwounds

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  1. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    I've had these D'Addario XL 10-48 Chromed flatwounds on my casino for sometime now. I got to say, This works good on this guitar, for the intended purpose.

    These are heaven on the fingers, and once you get use to the feel, they are nice.
    Nothing contributes to good authentic, surf music like flatwounds. They get this sound
    That round wounds just can't get for my hearing aids.

    Yea..your gonna over-shoot the mark a few times when ya start out, being as they are slicker than snot. But I sure like them on this guitar for Rock'n Roll, or surf, smooth jazz and more.
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    This guitar also has a different bridge, which I also like.

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    These are nice strings. And, I think flatwounds last longer than roundwounds myself.
     
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  2. mdubya

    mdubya Senior Member

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    Interesting, Frog. :hmm:

    I was just playing my 330. Got pure nickels on it, which I love. But it is such a different vibe guitar, maybe I need to try some flat wounds on there? I am playing 9-42, though.

    BTW-I shimmed the neck pickup on my 330 with a couple of small washers under the pickup, at the screw mounting holes, between the pickup and the body. Not the most elegant solution, for sure, but it allowed me to lower the pole screws. They were catching my pick and making it distracting to play.

    Beautiful Casino! :applause:

    330 photo verification. :thumb:

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  3. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    Man, yours is too. And, your right in shimming it. There is only one adjustment to these as they come,
    and that is pole piece height adjustment. Thats it. Works just fine but no cigar.
     
  4. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    The young folks won't be interested in these. But if you have a nice arch top, these are sweet.
    For me, they get a nice full tone. These aren't Page specials. Your not going to bend an octave
    Or anything like that. But, if enjoy playing in different styles and have multiple guitars as different tools
    You might like these.
     
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    How nice looking guitars borg of them! I really lile my Lennon Casino. I Notice tou have nylon saddles how do they differ to metall saddels?
     
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    YOU'RE as in you are.
     
  7. mdubya

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  8. Victek

    Victek Senior Member

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    It's been a while since I had flat-wound strings on a guitar, but I do remember how much easier they were to slide up and down on. I also seem to remember they were harder to bend :hmm: That's probably why I went back to round wound Super Slinkys, but as you say if you have multiple guitars you can mix and match as you like.

    By the way nice looking Casino :)
     
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    11-49s on my Blak&Blu Casino.

    11-49s forever!
     
  10. Victek

    Victek Senior Member

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    That's too much wire for me, but more power to you :thumb:
     
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    I put the next set up (11's) on the Emperor T when I got it recently. Wasn't sure how I'd like them as it's the first guitar I've had flatwounds on.

    I like them. Enough to go get another set of them later today when I go to GC for something else I need.
     
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    Love the Chromes on certain guitars. my 81 Paul Custom has them, my epi Sheraton 2 HATED them.
     
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    I run XL-110w on the Sheri & Tele, but Chromes in .011 on the Washburn J-5; big fat jazz boxes need big fat flats. I have often stated my belief that the Casino/330 is the peak of electric guitar development, but have only played them with roundwounds. I need to get one to try it with flats. It's for science. Honest, Dear.........
     
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    I've got 11-49's on my Casino as well. It's the only guitar that I've got 11's on, but that gauge just seems right with this Casino.

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  15. mdubya

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    That's is a fine looking Casino. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks, Mdubya. I was playing it a lot last night, and was thinking how much I really do like it.. I hadn't played it in a while, so it was kind of like "re-discovering" it..
     
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    For me, they are smoother. They take some of the metallic sound away.
     
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    Funny thing... I am thinking of buying another guitar for jazzy stuff...then realized I have an Elitist Casino that would be great for that...
     
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    Nylon saddles on a Casino/330 are just t*tties & beer! :cheers2:
     
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  20. mdubya

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    Yep. :)

    I am regrettably not a jazzer (maybe someday?) but I have been able to match the tones on some vintage ES 125's I have heard, with my 2013 ES 330. At least the guitar is up to it! :thumb:
     

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