Strings, another look

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Joined: 03/26/01

Posts: 86

There are many many brands of strings.
But i think a lot of them comes out of the same fabric. You can't have that amount of fabrics as there are brands in an economic way.
With strings i see and hear very little difference between the high G-B and E string. And that difference is just a matter of taste. By the lower ones the difference is more.
But the main point is to change strings regularly to get the bright sound.
Also there are guitarists who wants that old string sound.
I don't like the sound of brand new strings, after a day it sounds better.

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There are many many brands of strings.
But i think a lot of them comes out of the same fabric. You can't have that amount of fabrics as there are brands in an economic way.
With strings i see and hear very little difference between the high G-B and E string. And that difference is just a matter of taste. By the lower ones the difference is more.
But the main point is to change strings regularly to get the bright sound.
Also there are guitarists who wants that old string sound.
I don't like the sound of brand new strings, after a day it sounds better.

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Joined: 05/27/01

Posts: 14

I have some martin light gauge strings and the first time I played they sounded really bad but the next time they sounded alot better they are really good strings but they are too hard and don't bend and hurt my fingers but what doesen't kill me only makes me stronger, I played someone elses guitar that had real soft flexible strings compared to mine and I nearly broke the strings because my fingers are so strong from playing these

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I have some martin light gauge strings and the first time I played they sounded really bad but the next time they sounded alot better they are really good strings but they are too hard and don't bend and hurt my fingers but what doesen't kill me only makes me stronger, I played someone elses guitar that had real soft flexible strings compared to mine and I nearly broke the strings because my fingers are so strong from playing these