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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Axegrinder77, Feb 26, 2020.
The strings. If the player is as good as these strings, I think he's on to something here!
I love Eric Clapner!
Me too, but I'll stick with D'adario pbs.
I don't know what the difference is other than an EC endorsement, but my old Martin sounds great and my fingers really like the new Martin Authentic Phosphor Bronze lights ( I think the Clapton strings are a variation)
These 'new' Martin strings replaced their old SP's ( and it seems like a lot of Martin strings folks are pissed off about this- don't like the Authentics)
All I know is these Martin strings ( last year), bumped off the John Pearse PB's, which 3-4 years earlier, bumped off, the D'Addario PB's I used on this guitar for 20 years prior.
All 3 good strings, but both the Pearse and Martin strings have a smoother feel on the wound strings than the D'Addarios; the Martin's just bring out volume and strong/well-balanced tone.
Assuming the Claptons do the same
I found the sp strings to be a bit brighter and ring clearer. The Clapton strings seem warmer to my ear. Subtle of course
Interesting. I’ll have to check them out as I have used the exact 2 previous strings as you. I absolutely love the John Pearce PB strings.
This thread reminds me I've got strings to change!
I use these. They sound great and they last. A bit pricier, but worth it.
Are they coated?
Yes, but you would never know it. I was sceptical at first because I hate the Elixir coated strings. It would come off after a few weeks, and, in my opinion, it altered the sound. I said to myself I would never buy coated strings again. Well, here I am playing D'Addario coated strings.
I have had them on my 6 string for about 3 weeks now, and it has been played a lot. They still sound and feel great, and the coating is invisible, just the way I like it. I have just put a set of 10-47 xt's on my 12 string. They really are great strings IMHO.
Have you tried Martin life spans? How do these compare I'm wondering
I haven't tried those. As I stated, I generally stay away from coated strings. Since the Elixir's, the D'Addario XT's are the only other coated strings I have tried, and I really like them.
I've been pretty underwhelmed with coated strings.
I play D'Addario PB EJ19' s, they have the same wound strings as mediums for power, but the top strings are a little easier for Bluegrass leads and riffs.
I felt the same way. The XT's changed my opinion. They don't feel or sound like coated strings.
I think I started using D'Addario strings before I could shave....insert memory error here.
The great thing about D'Addario strings is you can use your old ones to build pens for chickens. The benefit to this is when your chickens try to escape, they make a musical sound.
the tone drips off clap strings.
If God endorses them, wouldn't they HAVE to be good?
They're just lucky that Jimi isn't still alive
That reminds me of the Marine I once knew who went to the Flight Surgeon after a trip to the far east.
Marine: "Doc, I've got a problem with my foot."
Doctor: "Your foot? What's the problem?"
Marine: "My schwanz keeps drippin' on it."
It's funny, I've tried to find out what the difference is between the Clapton and the regular Martin string , no luck. I even phoned Martin and spoke with an associate.