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Thomastik-Infeld Electric Guitar Steel/Nickel Flat Wound Light, .011 - .047, JS111

Thomastik-Infeld Electric Guitar Steel/Nickel Flat Wound Light, .011 - .047, JS111
Manufacturer:
Thomastik-Infeld
Manufacturer Part #:
JS111
SKU:
TOI_JS111
Price:
$28.61

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By JoeB
September 28, 2018
JS111
Straight-up these strings are harder to find than most popular brands and they are certainly more expensive.
They do not last as long as a set of coated strings, even though the 1st & 2nd are Brass plated. If you have acidic perspiration, you must absolutely clean and re-lube your strings after every playing session, lest they rust in no time flat.
Having said that, these strings are perfectly balanced. I have sets on my 63 jazzmaster, my early AS-120 ibanez and one of my Les Pauls. If you take good care of your strings and you have not tried a set of JS111's, these strings will certainly satisfy your curiosity and bring your vintage staggered single coils to life. They're even better on JM pickups and on humbuckers they are very sweet.
By Rob
November 3, 2017
TI Jazz Swing 11s
Great down the middle tone - warm, rich, but not dull for a flat-wound.
Excellent soft feel.
Relatively narrow gage and tension range (11-47) from high to low E.
Top Quality - Long lasting.
Cool violin-string like red wrap around the tuning key end of the wound strings.
Expensive, but worth it to me.
I like picturing the craftswomen in their Vienna loft carefully creating these strings, as if for Mozart. ;-)
By Lowell Weeks
November 19, 2015
JS111
I can't say enough good about these strings.
By Warren Hanlin
August 19, 2014
Thomastik Flats
When I bought my first electric archtop some years ago, it came strung with a set of Thomastiks. There was another set in the case that I gladly put on when the first set wore out, which took a very long time compared to most strings I've used.

I've experimented with other, less costly, flat wounds, but Thomastiks are the standard of comparison. As the archtop collection grows, so does my appreciation for the quality of Thomastik strings.
By Tim Winter
June 3, 2014
I finally came back.
I have an Ibanez AM93 and play through a 77 Deluxe Reverb. I got this guitar about 3 months ago and the amp about 2 months ago. I love the guitar and as I have read elsewhere, the guitar will tell you what string to put on it. (And the amp too) Well I tried 6 different sets of strings from wound, half round, compound, and flat wound, and though some were really close, I was still missing the magic. I was trying not to play such an expensive string, but I decided to give the TI's a try. Well this is it! All the magic is there. No other string gives me the tonal AND tension balance like these. I can bend easily and the volume and tone from the plain B to wound G is seamless. Closely voiced chords are not muddy and the overall tone is rich with overtones. No going back to any other string now. And yes they do last a long time, so all in all they are an economic choice.
By Keith
March 22, 2013
Jazz strings-.011
Great sound and feel, that coming from a player with over 200 years of experience.
By Koddee Zabubbabobby
February 17, 2013
THE BEST
Excellent, first rate strings! Professional feel, sound and quality. Try a set and you will be hooked. ONLY flatwounds I use, period!
By Bill S
February 14, 2013
Thomastik-Infield JS111
This my first experience with these strings for my 2008 Gretsch G6120 Nashville. Wow! Very comfortable - these strings give my Gretsch a nice tone with the pick-ups seeming more alive and responsive. Initially reaction- not dissapointing at all.
Great service from Juststrings !
By Robert
May 14, 2012
Hate flats? Buy these!
I always loved the sound of mellow strings minus the finger squeak but hated the dull thud of flatwounds. I'd try a set and they would be gone in ten minutes. These strings are great! No thud! Bright! Flexible! And they do not feel unnaturally super slippery. Nice acoustic sound, too. I am leaving these on!
By Steve Mayo
May 23, 2011
Thomastiks
The best ! Worth the price. Great tone, touch, life. Get sum !
By Paul
May 17, 2011
Thomastik-Infeld flatwound
Hands down, best jazz strings I've ever played. Tone, feel, it's all there.
By Chuck
May 4, 2011
Thomastik-Infeld .011
I have tried so many different strings in the past and I rate these the best. They seem to maintain a consistent balance throughout the life of the string. Along with great intonation.

When I pair this set up with my ES 165, I very seldom have to fine tune my guitar.

For a Jazz player that needs to use a lighter gauge strings (.011), these are highly recommended. The feel and tone are exceptional.
By Chris Smith
February 22, 2011
Super Smooth
I use these on my archtop jazz box. they are super smooth. I used to use the Bensons' for this box but these strings are just as good if not a little more "flexible" than than the Bensons' allowing for lots of fun styles that can be played on them without the annoyance of the string buzz as you slide your fingers up and down the neck.
By keith bollmer
February 3, 2011
Thomastic-Infeld Flat wounds
Best flat wound strings and i have tried them all. A great variety of gauges to choose from. I buy lots of them and mix them to get the best fit. Great for archtops and solid body electrics alike. Makes your Telecaster sound like an old Gibson 175. No kiddin.
By matt
December 11, 2010
infeld guitar strings
Nice sound, play well.
By Richard
November 20, 2010
Thomastik-Infeld Flat Wound .011
The best I have used. sound so good and feel great 41 years of playing
By Allan
November 2, 2010
Thomastick-Infeld JS111 guitar strings
I have used many different strings in over 50 years of playing. I feel that these strings are the best for my style of playing. I play a lot of solo swing & Classical pieces. These strings have excellent feel, a warm, balanced, mellow tone and excellent intonation. They are the best I have found.
By Buddy
October 28, 2010
Like Rubber Bands!
I put these on my Gretsch hollow body and they buzzed at every fret. Had to raise the action ridiculously high to get rid of the buzz. Bought some heavier strings from another company for LESS money, lowered the action again and all is well. The tone isn't very good with these string, either.
By tommy connell
September 28, 2010
dig the JS111 flats
Consistent tone and long life. Very happy with these strings - best flats I've found.
By ricky joe
August 27, 2010
for all styles
I use these strings on my old Gibson es-225t. Great for blues, jazz, country, light rock, folk. I also use the 12's on my full size es-150.
By Justin Perdue
July 29, 2010
Can't beat these
Have periodically tried (or had to use in a pinch) other brands - even other Thomastik strings - and always come back to these. Very musical and expressive strings with a surprisingly large breadth of tone - these work especially well for finger style or thumb-picking.
By Jay Manley
June 28, 2010
Thomastik-Infeld Jazz flat wound
These are the nicest flat wound strings I've come across. Extremely musical and fun to play. And these are nickel wrapped strings. I've tried stainless steel flats from other companies but they sound stiff, dead and dull to me. I like Pyramids too but the nickel rubs of on my fingers! The Thomastiks don't do that and seem to last a little longer.
By Jim Butler
April 12, 2010
T-I .011-.047,JS111
Great strings on my Rickenbacker 340-VP.This is my second set, and it nails the vintage tone.I did have Pyramids on it at one time but they were a little stiff. The T-I strings have a bit less tension and sacrifice no tonal quality. Very long lasting and worth the money.
By marc Miller
March 12, 2010
jazz swing
Perfect strings for my D'aquisto archtop. Smooth as glass, great tone.
By R Beltran
February 12, 2010
Thomastik Infeld Flat Wounds
Consistent sound from set to set. The best of all jazz strings I have tried.
By lewis greer
January 29, 2010
Thomastik-Infeld JS111
When I first bought my Gretsch guitar it had a smooth, full sound. However after replacing the strings (with the same brand, & same gauge) half the body of the sound went away. After visiting a Gretsch website,someone recommended Thomastik-Infeld strings. I ordered & installed these & my Gretsch
sounded even better than when I bought it. Also,these strings keep sounding great for up to a year like the ad says. I hope I will always be able to find these strings.
By Debi Crance
January 8, 2010
Thomastik Swing flatwounds
The Swing series is the only type of string that I will use on my guitars. Bright and shimmering tone with the feel of a flatwound. Great not only for jazz but also for many types of music. Well worth the price.
By Maria
October 30, 2009
Thomastik-Infeld Electric Guitar Steel/Nickel Flat Wound Light, .011 - .047, JS111
A smooth, playable, good sounding string. A high quality string set I use on my Gibson ES-175.
By John Borton
August 11, 2009
Best Jazz String I've ever used
These are the finest jazz & electric strings I've ever used. After trying my first set on my 1940's Gibson Archtop, I now use them on over 15 of my guitars (including a couple of Strats & one acoustic) and they are the best sounding & most comfortable strings ever. Now I won't use anything else on those instruments EVER! Try them yourself, you'll see!

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel

.011

19.8

2nd B

Plain Steel

.015

19.5

3rd G

Nickel Flat Wound

.019

21.7

4th D

Nickel Flat Wound

.025

21.3

5th A

Nickel Flat Wound

.035

20.2

6th E

Nickel Flat Wound

.047

21.1



 

Jazz Swing Series - Flat Wound

characteristics: mellow timbre, powerful, designed specifically for semi acoustic and acoustic jazz guitars

"Jazz is a tradition. It takes years to master jazz techniques. The Jazz musician's fine ear senses the slightest variations in tone quality and a full mellow sound is the ultimate of perfection in traditional jazz. Jazz masters are every bit as demanding as classical artists. The JAZZ Swing Series is a professional flatwound string, handmade by highly qualified specialists loyal to the traditions of legendary instrument-makers and performers.

Thomastik-Infeld

THE COMPANY

Founded in 1919, one of the world's largest manufacturers of strings for musical instruments has applied 76 years of experience to develop a new generation of strings.

THE PLACE

Vienna, music capital of the world

THE TECHNOLOGY

Our strings are handmade by highly qualified specialists. With our extensive quality control via computer and signal processing equipment, we have successfully combined Old World craftsmanship with state of the art technology.

THE RESEARCH

The results of our research and our scientific approach to string manufacturing -- based on cooperation with musicians and scientists -- have led to the creation of a new line of guitar strings that is exactly what professionals are calling for.

THE PRODUCT

Guitar strings for creative musicians.



THOMASTIC-INFELD is the best kept secret in the music industry. Did you know that for decades most of the great jazz and classical guitar players have chosen THOMASTIK-INFELD strings? Old World quality and experience, combined with the most advanced modern technology available, give you creative tools to meet the highest standards of performance. Perhaps the time has come for you to discover what a chosen few have know for years? THOMASTIK-INFELD cares about the needs of professionals and amateurs. Worldwide."

 

 

 

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