Strings n Things

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  1. tubedood

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    Ok I have to post this as its a new experience to ole me.
    I just changed strings on my ol' Fender acoustic from what I usually use (Martin Marquis Light Phosphor Bronze) to a set the wifey picked up as a stocking stuffer this holiday... Elixir Polyweb 80/20 bronze.

    I always err on the side of simplicity on things like strings. They are a consumable and I don't buy into fads or juice such as snake oil (much) but I have my moments. But I have to say these play sweet and slick, a great full sound and of course they have that new string smell (chime) going. I have no idea on the coating they use or its lifespan but I think its neat companies are trying new technologies. I do like the feel of these strings.

    I guess the question I present to my peers is:
    1. Does anyone have an opinion on this acoustic guitar string?
    2. What is your favorite string?

    I have spent my last 10 years tinkering on amplifiers way more than playing my guitars and now I am playing catchup to everyone on having fun and …. just playing!

    Dale
     
  2. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Brand NEW ones.
    Any string set older than 10 hours of playing sounds dead to me.
     
  3. jackal

    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    I stay with D'addario 80/20 bronze medium gauge for my acoustics. Even acoustics should twang.
     
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    I despise coated strings of any kind.
    I use D’Addarrio Medium Phosphor Bronze.
    They sound great, have the right tension for me, and seem to last about 3 weeks.
     
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    The coating is a new feel to me... Its been only a few hours since I put em on. Not too sure if the additional cost is worth the effort just yet. Pretty much the reason I even posted a string change is cuz man these just feel different.

    I like em, but not sure I would keep em on speed dial just yet.
     
  6. Tonetele

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    I like coated strings especially Elixir.
    You get a softer sound IMHO and they wear for ages.
     
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