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« on: June 11, 2003, 04:32:35 AM »

LowdenDan

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 Just got myself an L-10 and it's wonderful! I'm curious, what are you guys using for strings?  
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2003, 04:32:48 AM »

zselby

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 I've tried about everything out there and always go back to John Pearse 80/20s. Lights 90% of the time, although right now I'm setup for mediums. I haven't heard anything that sounds better to me.  
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2003, 04:33:03 AM »

RatherBeJammin

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 I use John Pearse Phosphor Bronze or D'Addario EJ-17's, both in medium gauge.

I play with the rounded edge of a thick pick most of the time, and find these two brands respond well to a wide range of pick attacks.

Each takes at least a day to knock the edge off the new strings, and they last for two weeks of hard playing. I think it's that "edge" that turns folks off of phosphor bronze.

I like the sound of 80/20's, but they don't have the bark/twang I like.

For fingerstyle playing, I'm less particular about my strings. I'm also much less proficient in fingerstyle, so that's probably why. In fact, I like old strings on my Larrivee parlor for some reason. I mostly play it fingerstyle.  
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2003, 04:33:17 AM »

Brett Valentine

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 DR Phosphor Bronze "RARES." I can't beat the tone. Rich and pianolike with enough bottom thunk that when I really lay into the string, it almost sounds like it wants to break out of control.

Definitely my favorite on that guitar.

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2003, 04:33:30 AM »

Elbody

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 That's the thing about strings also???? It's got it's place for every style/Acoustic model.I'm mainly using the Elixers Poly/Nano for i sweat 75% of the time.I tried the John Pearse/Dean Markley/D'Adarrios/GHS.


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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2003, 04:33:53 AM »

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 Just had a set of John Pearse put on & I like them!

One more question:
My L says "Special Edition" on the nametag. What does
"Special Edition" mean?
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2003, 04:34:08 AM »

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 I use DR Rares on my Lowden and liked them very much until recently. I bought a 10 pack and the low E is dead within a week. (with the last three sets) I haven't given up yet but I do have set of John Pearse and a set of Dean Marlkey's to try.

Thanks to everyone for your opinions.
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2003, 04:34:24 AM »

Elbody

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 I posted this elsewhere on the site, it probably belongs here.

Folk singer John Gorka has both 6 & 12 string L-10s. Here is a site with some video clips, the only song he is not playing a Larrivee on is "Paradise Once." It is a noncommercial site from a fellow fan:

surf.to/johngorka
 
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2003, 04:34:43 AM »

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 Has anyone else tried these? My initial impressions are very positive. Certainly seem to be a cut above Elixurs and D'Addario Extended strings. They seem to have the true P/B quality of John Pearse strings and if they last as long as they should, they will be real winners.

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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2003, 04:34:57 AM »

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 Your mileage must have varied cuz there were quite a few posts on rmmga bashing Martin's coated strings as dull and lifeless. I'm not a big fan of the sound of brand new strings so I avoid changing until I *really* have to. So far the Nanoweb lights on my OM have held up for 3 months under daily playing and still have a clear warm tone that I wouldn't hesitate to take into the studio. Of course the disclaimer is that I *never* use a flatpick on that guitar and I don't have toxic finger syndrome.  
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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2003, 04:08:08 AM »

I really like the Ernie Ball Earthwood Lights on my OMV-10K.

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« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2003, 01:58:53 PM »

I have an OM-10 on the way right now.  I've always used Pearse Phosphor Bronze lights.  I may have to try something else.
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« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2003, 07:27:44 PM »

So you know SE or special edition means that your modal 10 has micro dots in the finger board instead of the standard inlays.As for strings I'm a little strange--a set of Dean Markley 12's with the high changed to a 14 and the B to a n 18
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2003, 12:58:47 AM »

After about a year of string try-outs, I've settled on John Pearse Phos. Bronze lights and DM Alchemy Gold Phos Custom Lights.  The Dean Markley's really last and althougth I love the Pearse sound, I give the overall edge to the Alchemys.  At least to my ears and on my guitar.
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