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Postby scottj1 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:19 pm

hi gordon iv'e just read the post on strings and wondered what you used in the earlier part of your career prior to newtone?i agree about coated strings,the feel and tone are totally different.

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Postby GORDON » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:05 pm

Hi there.

Good question...I have used Rotosound, Picato, John Alvey Turner , Ivor Mairants bronze strings, La Bella silk and steel, cheap Welsh strings called Red Dragon that sounded fine once you had boiled them!

These days it's Martin SPs, but if a better string comes along then I'm open to try them!

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G.

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Postby Steve Smith » Sun Aug 24, 2008 2:04 pm

Boiled them? :shock:
I'm intrigued to know how you discoverd that, Gordon!
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Postby Dave Warren » Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:35 pm

Hi G ,

I too like the martin SP's they sound amazing but the life span is not so good I think they seem to lose there brightness after a couple of days.

Never heard of newtone i'm using D'addario EXP not quite so good sounding but they last so much longer.
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