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parlorrob
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« on: July 25, 2003, 01:34:50 PM »

I have had a "lefty" mahogany Parlor for a year and I have Elixier (light polyweb) strings on it.  

Has anyone experimented with other strings on their Parlor guitars?  

I'm looking for a string to bring out the low end, not one to make it brighter.  

Any ideas???  
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2003, 02:58:23 PM »

I changed to Elixur Nanowebs very soon after getting my Koa Parlour. Much brighter sound and you still get strings that don't need to be changed weekly.

You might also look into changing the bridge pins from plastic to ebony. In my case it made a world of difference.

Griff
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2003, 05:14:41 PM »

A couple strings to try:

GHS infinity Bronze - a little mellower than the Elixers, still coated and feel a bit more like uncoated strings. A little less tension too. I have them on a couple of my parlor guitars.

Silk and Bronze (different brands but GHS makes them too) - quite mellow and easy to play with lower tension. Great sustain with these. They work well on a parlor.  
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2003, 04:20:35 AM »

I have an '02 parlour rosewood and not being a fan of coated strings, I chose a light gauge bronze set from Takamine, made in USA.  It sounds fantastic. :)  
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