Thomastik JS112

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Jazz Strings

  • Gauges 012-050
  • Model Nr: 676.727
Gauge 012 - 050
Strength of the strings 0,0120" – 0,0500"
Material Nickel
Item number 124631
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Strength of the strings from 0,0120"
Strength of the strings to 0,0500"
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£14.30
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Even those who hate flatwounds will love them!
Funeral Musician 06.12.2021
After my first discouraging encounter with flatwound guitar strings that were made by another well-known manufacturer (they were as dull and uninspiring as soaking-wet ropes), I decided to give these a try. I have no idea how those Austrians are able to make them this great, but I know that I will never use anything else but these 12s! Not only do they sound amazing, but they also do not seem to need much (if any at all) stretching out before playing because they hold their tuning really well right from the start. Personally, I like them even better after two to three weeks of daily playing because then they seem to become a little bit more flexible and mellow.
Finally, despite the packaging claiming that the ends are silk-wrapped, the wrapping is not actually made of real silk (according to the manufacturer), so these strings are suitable for vegans!
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Amazing, -not just for jazz.
tmsmtz 01.05.2021
Been playing guitar for more than 30 years and tried all sorts of strings. I bought these because another reviewer recommended them for any kind of music, and I can honestly say this is the best strings I have ever tried. In fact, I was mildly shocked over the quality of these strings. -And I am no jazz player. I usually use heavier strings, so based on all the string tension warnings for flatwounds, I decided to order lighter strings than I normally do. I think maybe I could have ordered JS113 after all, because these had a slinkier feel than what I am used to. Both my guitar and I now sound much more refined, being able to project more nuances and dynamics in to my playing. They are extremely comfortable, with way less string squeal and noise in general. That said, all this comes at the cost of reduced bass response, loudness and overtones. But I found I could adjust my playing style to compensate for some of this. So in my opinion the benefits outweighs the disadvantages by a good margin. I would recommend anyone to try these. I would say they are worth it for the insight in the benefits of flatwounds alone.
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Finally, the right strings!
A d a m 11.10.2019
I was looking for some jazz strings, and tried a lot of other brands, but those suits it best! For a long time i was using the D'addario Chromes, but the sound was always a bit unbalanced. The bottom strings were too big in relation with the others in the set, and when playing a chord results in heavy bottom but the high strings were barely hearable. So i thought to try those out, and i'm just staying with them!

Pros:
-The sound is super smooth and "creamy" as you hear it in your head, when you think "jazz sound"
-The strings last a lot, they don't detune as fast as the others i tried(i play the guitar every day and those strings last at least 2 months)
-Cheaper and better than the others

Cons:
-I don't really have any

So, if you're looking for a smooth, balanced jazz sound look no further!
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Jazz string set
RichH 26.04.2020
I'm experimenting with different brands and guages of string for my archtop guitars. So far these are my preferred strings, having had roundwound and half wound versions, as well as D'Addario chromes.

These are the .012 to .050 set and are very full sounding on a vintage Yamaha archtop. I also have a set of TI Jazz Swings on my vintage Gibson ES-175 and they are also good with .011 - .047 but the JS112 set do feel that bit 'fatter' in my opinion.

So in summary, a great set of jazz flatwounds, with a full tone, no string noise when you slide from one position to another, so recommended for jazz styles. As you probably know, these are not good for rock / blues if you want to do much string bending.

I plan to try some other flatwounds, such as the George Benson sets, but so far these are giving excellent results!
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