Classic S Series flatwounds are soft steel guitar strings with extra long sustain. A unique design employing a highly flexible steel rope core brings a high degree of playing comfort. E, A, D are silv... Click To Read More About This Product
Classic S Series flatwounds are soft steel guitar strings with extra long sustain. A unique design employing a highly flexible steel rope core brings a high degree of playing comfort. E, A, D are silverplated copper flatwound. G, B, and E are nylon tape wound.
Gauges: .016 - .024 - .025 - .023 - .031 - 039.
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Comments about Thomastik KR116 Classic S Series Flatwound Light Guitar Strings:
They're good strings, look like they'll last for quite a bit.. Flatwound (don't see much of flatwound today..) silver-looking with the strings getting grayer with the thins. Maybe it's just that I'm going from Medium roundwound to these Light flatwound.. But they're very light! I'd actually prefer them not to be as light as they are. The 2nd and 3rd (high-tone) strings (.024 - .025) are different but measure to be almost exact, I accidentally mixed the two and couldn't figure out which is which. I measured and put the thicker on third. Second string in general has a higher tension than others, and third looks like it'd go better on second but it makes more sense with the tension and everything. The strings sound good, and as expected with flatwound a little more mellow than roundwound strings. Wish they'd make these in medium, the tone would be better, especially with my Taylor guitar. (I bought these with the idea that since my Taylor is known for not having a good middle in sound but bright highs and loud lows, that flatwound would bring more tone to the middles and mellow out the sound, and it did. However I miss the medium-string tone you can only get with hard tension strings like mediums.) I wish these would be less light cause for let's say a Latin song I play with a band, these strings just aren't strong enough to be heard in with a lot of other instruments, flamenco becomes more heard in the hit of the strings rather than the tone in a high-energy jam. (Mediums are amazing when it comes to that though.)