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TrevorR

The curse of horrible honky strings and avoiding it...

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So I needed to change the strings on my Brook acoustic - a small jumbo with a lovely, lively sound but well balanced. Anywa, I decided to try some coated strings to see how they worked and for a bit of extra in-case longevity. Normally I’ve used phosphor bronze strings on all my guitars before this but I bought some 80/20 bronze Elixirs and I hate them. The sound is horribly mid ranged and honky both acoustically and through the LR Baggs Dual Source pickup system. As I just DI straight in pulling back the mid on my EQ isn’t an option and the pickup system just has Vol and Piezo/Mic blend onboard.

So anyone had experience with more mellow, even sounding coated strings? Should I try the Elixir Phosphor Bronze strings? Or is there another brand/type  you might recommend for a nice, even, mellow sound. Ta.

 

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Trevor, I've strung plenty of acoustics of late with D'Addario strings and the customers have been very happy.

Actually not the coated variety though, so no help, sorry o.O

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