Thomastik BB111

String Set For Electric Guitar

  • Jazz Bebop series
  • Roundwound
  • Gauges: 011-015 - 019-026 - 034-047

Further Information

Gauge 011 - 047
Strength of the strings 0,011" – 0,047"
Material Nickel
G-String Wound No

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Excellent quality, superb sound!
TrEr, 21.02.2021
These strings always surprise me with their versatility. Thomastik market these strings as "jazz guitar" strings but unlike their flatwound Jazz Swing strings these Bepops are actually superb allrounders and not just for a typical jazz tone. Unlike the Swing sets it's also possible to get the Bebops with a plain G-string, as long as you stay with the lighter gauges.

I actually think these lighter gauge Jazz Bebobs are the best allround guitar string in the entire Thomastik catalog. The flatwound Jazz Swing sets sound beautiful too but are extremely Jazz oriented. The Blues Sliders are very warm, fat and wonderful sounding strings but may lack at bit edge and brightness for some guitars and genres. The Infeld Superalloys are kinda bland sounding compared to the rest and not really that much more interesting than a standard set of D'Addarios of similar. But the Jazz Bebops... I can easily use these strings for anything from vintage soul to prog-metal and I never even play Jazz at all!

The 011 gauge may put some people off but Thomastik are pretty much spot on when they call this set "extra light". They actually feel lighter to me than 010 from other string manufacturers. Very comfortable under the fingers and very flexible without feeling too loose.

These strings are also extremely resistant to fret buzz. I can lower the action well past the point where many other strings would buzz. I've seen the same with some of Thomastik's bass strings (like the Jazz Flats). They seem to somehow find the PERFECT balanse between being stiff enough to avoid buzzing yet flexible enough for an extremely responsive playing experience. I honestly don't understand how they do it. Thomastik's string technology seems to be several leagues above anyone else.

The construction quality of these strings is simply amazing. They last pretty much forever or at least until you physically break them. They never seem to lose their tone, go dead or develop intonation issues. You will probably go through at least 20 sets of D'Addario, GHS, Rotosound or simular before these Bebops need replacing, which actually makes the Bebops very cost effective too. The quality Thomastik deliver make certain other string manufacturers look like some kind of "planned obsolescensce" scam.

I highly recommend these strings. They sound amazing, last forever, feel much lighter than the gauges may lead you believe and work for LOTS of different genres. Definitely not just for jazz.

The only downside is that when you try these strings you may regret all the years you've spent playing on the JUNK strings from certain other brands.
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Tried it on my 335,
pacordes, 10.02.2019
Tried it on my 335, but eventually preferred the versatility the daddario pure nickels 11 gave. Surprisingly, The TI had more tension than the pure nickels.
I'm a huge fan from the swings, not so much from the bebop.
Great feeling nevertheless.
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Nice and mild treble sound
Edgars Rugajs, 09.08.2017
I used these as my first jazz strings on my Ibanez AFJ71. They are perfect for different kinds of music since they are not too fat or too thin. The size is perfect if you want to play bebop or some modern stuff. At some point the size gets too thin when you want to dig more into jazz, but for that I can recommend Thomastik BB112, they are as amazing but more fat sound.
I hope you are going to enjoy your Thomastik Bebop series. They are the best jazz strings so far.
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Simon543, 03.11.2015
fantastic strings, long lasting and easy to play. i use them on Hagstrom guitars, which have a resonator fretboard, wth a Wegen Fatone pick and the sound and feel is smooth slick and frankly very easy to play. with a delay pedal and a little compression it's fabulous!
to think i used to live near their offices in vienna and never bought them then.
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