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Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by NateD81, Nov 7, 2019 at 3:22 PM.
Thanks! I’m going to give your suggestion a shot when I restring in the next couple weeks or so.
With quite a nice case but nothing else really has the bass response of a proper Martin. Been playing quite a few lately
Mine is currently tuned down half a step so I can almost bend it like an electric. I might do another half a step tonight
I'll present the opposite opinion. I am a finger style player and build and play small bodied guitars almost exclusively - single ought, double ought, 12 fret triple oughts. I typically use longer scale lengths for my smaller guitars and brace them for light gauge (12-54) string at concert pitch. I frequently tune down or use altered tunings, I frequently play slide on these guitars, and sometimes I'll bump the first two strings a gauge for a little additional tension when tuned down.
I did a fairly extensive comparison a long time ago of different composition strings on the same guitar and decided that I prefer phosphor bronze, but that is up to each individual to decide. I also made the decision that the slight degradation of sound from lightly coated (Elixer Nanowebs) strings was acceptable for the increase in life and the decrease in squeak - I couldn't tolerate heavily coated strings (Elixer Polywebs).
Fortunately strings are one of the easiest things to change on an acoustic guitar and I believe they do impact the sound. The are cheap, and with the aid of a little digital recorder you can make up your own mind.