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« on: July 29, 2009, 03:48:33 PM »

Hi, Got a used but excellent condition rosewood Goodall standard a month ago, and have fixed EJ16 on it. Sounds wonderful. Just wonder if any Goodall owner in this forum would share their preference here and reasons?   THanks 
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 11:50:33 PM »

As you've no doubt learned by now, Goodalls are very, very responsive.  Everything is articulated and amplified and that can be both good and bad, depending.  I would never even considered using coated strings on any other guitar I have ever owned.  They always sound too dampened, almost dead.  But, on a Goodall, coated strings can scrub off just enough of the unwanted overtones, finger squeal, fret buzz, etc.  Can't hurt to give 'em a try.   
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2009, 12:03:32 PM »

I use the Elixar coated  80/20's  on my standard - thats what Goodall originally put on the instrument. their not cheap strings - but they do sound nice on the instrument .Mine is the AKS model ( Koa back and sides )- Love that instrument !
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2009, 02:38:47 PM »

I use the Elixar coated  80/20's  on my standard - thats what Goodall originally put on the instrument. their not cheap strings - but they do sound nice on the instrument .Mine is the AKS model ( Koa back and sides )- Love that instrument !

Thanks for the info. I was just thinking about 80/20 for the Standard when I change a new set. But I'm going to give D'Addario EXP11 (also coated 80/20) a try first
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 02:05:12 AM »

You can trust me on this -Dadarrio are great strings -they are my favorite string brand period -But when it comes to Goodalls Elixars stand out when it comes to overtones and sound . Dadarrio are cheaper ( especially with that 2 for one sale just about everybody ran) but Goodalls sound best with Elixars 80/20 light gauge . just trying to save you some time and money !
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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 12:44:55 AM »

GHS Juber true mediums or lights dependent on what the top wood is....I've been through them all and to my ear they are by far the best.
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