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February 24, 2011 | JM Family Flatwound strings. Smooth Feel, Warm Tone


A time-tested favorite (first introduced in 2005), JM11s are in plentiful supply in the JazzMando Merchandise Center and ready for you to experiment with on your mandolin. If you seek a warmer, richer sound, and don't expect a percussive "slap" out of your mandolin, these may be what you are looking for. Praised for their longevity, the polished custom Flatwound Labellas are designed with a much closer, tighter wrap which resists corrosion and wear from oxidation and player perspiration, similar to the world renown Thomastiks at less than half the price. The steel alloy lends a crisp, subtle "punch" for a sophisticated bell-like articulation. Player comfort from the smooth strings makes these feel as great as they sound! Red chenille winding grips the tuners on the wound G and D strings.

Initially designed for the closed position playing of jazz and classical music, these will also work well for the folk, and blues mandolinist. Understand, they won't offer the killer, zingy open-string projection you seek in a loud acoustic jam setting, but they will give you definition and a warm character for more intimate solo and small ensemble environments.

Order them from the convenient online JazzMando Merchandise Center. Shipped within 24 hours.

JM11 Flatwound Mandolin
JM10B Ball-end Flatwound Mandolin (electric)
JD13 Flatwound Mandola

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Posted by Ted at February 24, 2011 5:50 AM

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