Flat Top strings for classical guitar?

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twistedblues
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Flat Top strings for classical guitar?

Post by twistedblues » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:47 pm

These exist

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Which begs the question

Does something like this exist for the bass strings for classical guitar?

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Re: Flat Top strings for classical guitar?

Post by Luis_Br » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:46 pm

Yes, look for D'Addario extra polished. Good for reducing squeaks, but they are expensive and the sound dies quickly and it is gone after a couple hours of playing. I would say it is good for recording only. I think there is one like this from La Bella too, but I haven't tried.

twistedblues
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Re: Flat Top strings for classical guitar?

Post by twistedblues » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:07 am

Yeah sounds like they would only be good for recording

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Re: Flat Top strings for classical guitar?

Post by JohnyZuper » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:49 am

Thomastik offers nice flatwound strings too.
I actually like the muted sound of such strings.
―Michaël Samyn.

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Re: Flat Top strings for classical guitar?

Post by SunnyDee » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:37 pm

Is there no way to delete a message when you mess up? :P
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Re: Flat Top strings for classical guitar?

Post by SunnyDee » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:37 pm

SunnyDee wrote:I just took these off. They died faster than any strings I ever used. I know that wasn't your question, but it was really noticeable. They were quiet, though.
"Militantly left-handed."

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Martin 00-15M
Taylor 320e Baritone

First guitar was a vintage Russian 7-string classical.

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Re: Flat Top strings for classical guitar?

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:45 pm

SunnyDee wrote:Is there no way to delete a message when you mess up? :P
I go to edit, delete my message, then type nm, which I thought stood for 'never mind' but might actually stand for 'no message'. Then eventually the site administrator will delete the message. Maybe there's a simpler way.
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