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Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 18, 2014 at 4:37pm

Hmmmmm...

Thanks!

Comment by FloridaGull on February 18, 2014 at 11:28am
Now, I wouldn't put these on my only classical - they do not provide a true classical sound - however, I have other classicals with "regular" strings, and wanted to try something different. I like them - they provide much more sparkly highs - which the regular nylon trebles sometimes lack...
Comment by FloridaGull on February 18, 2014 at 11:20am
OK - the best laid plans of mice and men oft do go astray... ;-)
I finally put the John Pierce strings on the Cordoba C5 last night - haven't had time to do any others yet... :-(
I'm glad I put them on the C5 - with the cedar top. To me, I feel they'd be a tad too bright on a spruce-topped classical. They sound like a cross between a steel-string set and a typical classical set.
Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 6, 2014 at 2:23pm

Good plan.

The composite string - in my experience - stays in tune better, is crisper and more responsive. Not as warm. See what you think.

m

Comment by FloridaGull on February 6, 2014 at 1:49pm

Hmm - the guitar that is getting the Pro-Arte lightly-polished set (Walden N610CE) has a solid Englemann top and laminate rosewood back and sides - perhaps I'll try the composite first...

I'm trying the coated EXP's because I don't want to change the strings on the all-laminate ones so often...and the Lucida is the lab guitar... ;-)

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 6, 2014 at 12:54pm

Depends on the guitar. I have one that likes the composite (Hauser with rosewood sides and back; englemann spruce on top) but all my other guitars like the plain old plastic. Try both and let me know what you think.

m

Comment by FloridaGull on February 6, 2014 at 12:48pm

I have not tried the Gallistrings Genius - perhaps next time... ;-)

The lightly polished set appears to also contain an optional composite "G" string - which G string did you like better from that set?

The John Pearse/Thomastik ones have a fine metal rope core in the treble strings - and the nylon is wound around the core - an interesting concept!

http://www.juststrings.com/jps-tho.html?cmp=nextopia&kw=jps-tho

Ball end...but, they'll be quicker to change... ;-)

Comment by Michael S. Jackson on February 6, 2014 at 12:20pm

Looking forward to your review; I've used all except the John Pearse. I won't prejudice your trials by letting you know how the other two perform for me. I just bought some Gallistrings Genius (4 different kinds). I've wanted to try them for a while (since I read that Ana Vidovic uses them). Have you tried them? I was suprised at how little they cost.

m

Comment by FloridaGull on February 6, 2014 at 9:06am

Just ordered 4 sets of classical strings from Just Strings...planning a mass string changing event for my 4 classicals...

2 sets of D'Addario EXP46 hard tensions (yes - coated...) for my all-laminate Yamaha C-40 and Lucida LG-540:

D'Addario EXP Coated Classical Guitar Hard Tension, EXP46

 

1 set of D'Addario EJ46LP lightly-polished strings for my Walden N610CE - to reduce finger noise when plugged-in...

D'Addario Classical Guitar Pro Arte Lightly Polished Silverplated Clear Nylon Hard, .0285 - .044, EJ46LP

 

And, one set of Thomastik-John Pearse Folk fingerpicking strings for my Cordoba C5 - I've been wanting to try them...

John Pearse® Classical Guitar Thomastik John Pearse Strings Silver Plated/Nylon Wound Ball End .016 - .043, THO

 

I'll let you know how they all work out... :-)

 

Comment by FloridaGull on November 27, 2013 at 11:45am

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Photo: A wild turkey

 

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