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Old 12-15-2017, 07:28 AM
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Default Thomastik Infeld BeBop Strings...are awesome!

I've been using Thomstik Infeld BeBop strings (.013) for several years. The last set I just took off my archtop had been on there since last January (11 months) and still sounded and felt fresh. The only reason I changed them was I thought surely the risk of a string breaking after so much time was increasing, and I'm gigging with this guitar every weekend. If I was just using it at home, I probably would not have changed strings yet. They cost a bit more than other strings, but they're worth it.

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Thanks for the info.
What guitar do you use with these strings?
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:55 AM
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I use them on a Gibson L-5
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:00 PM
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I use them on a Gibson L-5
16" L5? Edit: I am an idiot; it is your Wine Red L-5 Wes Montgomery, of course, that you showed in another thread.

Here's Jimmy Bruno with the T-I BB114 14-55 Bebops on a Bill Comins Zelig 16" archtop guitar:



Great strings, the T-I Bebops.

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Old 12-15-2017, 11:12 PM
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I've been using Thomstik Infeld BeBop strings (.013) for several years. The last set I just took off my archtop had been on there since last January (11 months) and still sounded and felt fresh. The only reason I changed them was I thought surely the risk of a string breaking after so much time was increasing, and I'm gigging with this guitar every weekend. If I was just using it at home, I probably would not have changed strings yet. They cost a bit more than other strings, but they're worth it.

These strings are great but I think the TI George Benson roundwounds are even better. Simply amazing strings.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:36 AM
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Agree with OP. Love TI round (and flat) wound strings. Pricey, but excellent quality and tone.
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I know it's hard to describe tone in words, but would love to hear some descriptions of the acoustic qualities of these strings. What makes them appealing?
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