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    Default OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-rounds

    I love the Dogal RW92’s on my Brian Dean for classical!
    Anyone have any experience with these other Dogal strings types?
    I tried to searching for information and reviews without success.
    Do you have any comments or suggestions for their application?
    Instrument type? F hole, Oval, Bowlback
    Genre? Jazz, classical, folk, Celtic (heavy metal!)
    Are they similar to Thomastiks at all? What are their differences in tonal qualities, longevity and playability?
    These are 3 types:
    HR136 half-rounds steel
    B92 flatwound steel steel
    R47 flatwound laminated chrome metal
    V30 flatwound bronze
    They are sold at Bernunzio. NFI
    https://bernunzio.com/category/strings/mandolin/
    Thanks, Barry

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    Default Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    They definitely look interesting. Never seen bronze flatwounds before!
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    Default Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    If they are at all like the D'Addario FT74 strings, the phosphor bronze winding provides a noticable advantage regarding sustain. Good volume, very slightly dark "flatwound" tone with nice sustain, and very long lasting. My impression regarding longevity is that because they do not trap gunk between round windings, they stay alive a long time.
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    Default Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    I have used D’addario FT74 strings. I prefer the Thomastiks. The Thomastiks last much longer and have a “jazzier” feel and overall response on my Phoenix Jazz Mandolin.

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    Exclamation Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    Yea, FT is round wound then ground flat, so half round, where flat wound is a flat ribbon winding..

    My Issue with them was using a wound A. super thin core wire breaks fast,
    if your RH stroke is used to getting more volume out of a plain A,
    and picking not gentle..

    So, use a plain A instead..





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    Default Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    D’addario - the best strings i've ever tried. As they say, there's a lid for every pot

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    Default Re: OH NO! Not another string thread!Dogal Flatwounds and half-ro

    Keep going back to GHS A270 medium strings after experimenting with other brands.
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