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Lately Martin Silk & Steel with D'Addario black nylons on the B and e
It's a comfort thing ...
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A Recording King 000 steel stringer ...
06-30-2011 02:44 AM
Good combination. I have one of my dreadnoughts fitted with high tension nylon strings - great sound. You might like to give Thomastik-Infeld "John Pearce Folk" strings a try. These are quite innovative strings with basses of silver-plated copper wound on nylon filament and trebles of nylon tape flat-wound on a flexible steel rope. They are low tension - about the same as a set of nylon strings but they sound much more like steel strings than nylon. Strings diameters are: 16 24 25 30 35 43
Lately Martin Silk & Steel with D'Addario black nylons on the B and e It's a comfort thing ...
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Still wondering for an opinion on the Juststrings stuff, I'm about to do a bulk order of electric so it'd be nice to bunch it with those. If not, I'll try some of the other good suggestions in this thread.
06-30-2011 03:06 PM
Thank you, that is some good advice. I'm not THAT concerned with the tone as this is on my "practice" guitar as more so I don't want buzzy strings or strings that die out real fast. Of course if they sound good, that is a plus. And if anybody could share some insight on what might be causing the issue with my high e string, I would appreciate that. Otherwise the guitar plays quite nicely.
No experience with the Juststrings bulk, but I have done the sound clip comparison that I describe in the previous post (a few here will remember it - there were some people who picked as their favs strings they said they hated...). Anyway, my humble opinion is that uncoated strings of the same gauge and composition sound the same (record them new on the same guitar played the same way and listen to the clips back to back). One of the other things that I did was to record each set brand new and after 3 hard days of play. On the coated or long life strings I also did it at 30 days. do the same for your guitar(s) and make your own mind up. Strings are the cheapest way you can modify the sound next to your technique.
06-30-2011 03:40 PM
Martin 80/20 lights. Lights because I believe the lower tension will extend the life of my guitar and 80/20s because they're less prone to binding at the nut, for reasons I don't understand.
06-30-2011 03:50 PM
They sound great, but I've noticed that when I do tapping on the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th fret on the high e string, there is this weird "bwe" metallic sound along with the note and the sustain cuts out REALLY short. When I play on those frets, it sounds fine and there is no fretbuzz, but when I tap them it sounds like the note is being cut out by touching another fret or something. Any ideas what could be causing this?
I had no issues before with the factory strings on it. I followed this guide to string up the guitar (first time I've strung up an acoustic in a LONG time)
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