Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

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Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (Axelorox) » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:26 pm

Now that Pick of the Ricks is closing down, what are the best flatwound strings for a vintage sound from a 360/12 with toaster pickups?

My 360/12 will ship out to me in March. I was originally planning on stringing with the PotR TI flats custom set, but it's no longer available on their site and I'm not optimistic about them getting more before they close in a month.

I am looking to avoid Pyramid due to the high tension issues.
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (teb) » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:20 pm

You can still buy TI flats individually from Just Strings and put your own custom set together. They're pricey, but those on both my twelves were installed in 2008 and still sound just fine.

https://www.juststrings.com/electricfla ... rings.html
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (libratune) » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:21 pm

You can get TI Flats from juststrings.com They are sold individually and you can make up a set just like Chris used to make at POTR.

https://www.juststrings.com/electricfla ... rings.html
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (Tommy) » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:17 pm

Can't you buy a few sets before Chris shuts down? A set on your guitar can last years. If you buy three or four right now you should be good for a lifetime.
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (libratune) » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:07 pm

Tommy wrote:Can't you buy a few sets before Chris shuts down? A set on your guitar can last years. If you buy three or four right now you should be good for a lifetime.


POTR is out of stock of the TI Flats 12-string sets.
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (admin) » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:13 am

libratune wrote:You can get TI Flats from juststrings.com They are sold individually and you can make up a set just like Chris used to make at POTR.

https://www.juststrings.com/electricfla ... rings.html
ti_12string2__45003.1349209716.1280.1280.jpg



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Good idea, Ron. Thanks for posting the details here.
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (kennyhowes) » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:57 am

Times like these, I wish I had a retail store.
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (drumbob) » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:35 am

You can buy Curt Mangan strings from Curt. That's what POTR did, right? I'm sorry Chris is closing the store, but I guess it was inevitable.
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (iiipopes) » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:10 am

Is this an opportunity to try other brands and gauges?
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (mark_g) » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:57 pm

I lucked out. Ordered a set in late February. They are great strings.
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Re: Strings for 360/12 (now that TI flats are no more)

Postby (krick) » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:53 am

I stocked up on the T-I sets awhile ago and have a few left.

I also have a few of the old Rickenbacker "Red Box" flatwound 6 and 12 string sets.
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