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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2010-07-12T20:13:47+00:00 2010-07-12T20:13:47+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: New strings problem]]>
I'll buy a set of good flatwounds and then buy the 10 sets for $ 19 musicians friend strings and just chuck the wound strings or give em away

Statistics: Posted by goldbrick — Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:13 pm

2010-07-12T19:49:39+00:00 <![CDATA[Re: New strings problem]]>
On the LG-1, the only odd note is that the B string, a 16, sounds old. Not sure what to do about that! The guitar is small bodied, so I never expect much volume or bottom end, and new strings always sound very metallic for a bit. But I've never had one just seem dull at the outset.

On the Charger, it's taken about a week for the jangles to stretch out of the Dunlops and get richer. I expect that after a couple months they'll be where I like them.

Maybe I'm just cheap and lazy though. 8)

Well, now that this is on my mind, my Martin DMX is way overdue for a string change. :oops:

Statistics: Posted by bluejay — Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:49 pm

2010-07-12T18:51:23+00:00 <![CDATA[New strings problem]]>
The other day as you would expect the high E finally broke during a bend. I restrung the guitar with the same brand and same gauge strings (Ernie Ball Super Slinky). I'm a little bit shocked because I realized I much prefer the sound of my older very broken in strings. They had a smoother bouncier sound and the new strings have a bit more of a metallic clank/thud sound.
Has anyone else had this or something similar happen to them?
Are newer strings always supposed to sound better and my ears are just messing with me. Or is it "possible" for folks to prefer the sound of not-new strings?

Statistics: Posted by rossfloss — Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:51 pm