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Don Shiffrin
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Playing with a broken right wrist
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Shiffrin Dec 14, 2008.

 

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Dan Burr replied to Don Shiffrin's discussion String Suggestions in the group Fingerstyle players
"Hey Don: I have tried Cleartones on my Breedlove & Garrison 12-strings and love 'em. Bright sound with good bass...... and they don't seem to sprinkle dust all over the keyboard. I'm gonna try a set on my Taylor & Larrivee…"
Jan 30, 2010
Stephen Boyke replied to Don Shiffrin's discussion String Suggestions in the group Fingerstyle players
"Try many brands, compositions (e.g., 80/20, phos bronze, etc.) and different string gauges. Leave the string on until they die. That way you can experience them in the three parts of their life - new, mid-life and end-life. Keep a written record of…"
Jan 18, 2010
Steve Widmeyer replied to Don Shiffrin's discussion String Suggestions in the group Fingerstyle players
"I've had good results with Dean Markley "Alchemy" mediums on my J40; I also like Martin Eric Clapton; Martin's new Flexcore strings aren't bad, either."
Jan 18, 2010
Jim Scanlan replied to Don Shiffrin's discussion String Suggestions in the group Fingerstyle players
"Hi Don...I might as well add my two cents worth to the discussion, I play a '62 Martin D28, A Martin OM, An Alvarez/Yari Dread and A Blueberry Parlor guitar. ON the D28 I use light guage PB's, D'Addarios or Clear tone coated strings.…"
Jan 18, 2010
Forrest Anderson replied to Don Shiffrin's discussion String Suggestions in the group Fingerstyle players
"I use the D'Addarios, too. Generally the EXP 12s. They sound brighter to me. I also find the gauge of the strings makes a big difference. I have a Santa Cruz F that sounds great with mediums and very poor with lights. According to Santa Cruz,…"
Jan 18, 2010
Ken Gaugler replied to Don Shiffrin's discussion String Suggestions in the group Fingerstyle players
"Try the D'Addario EXP16s if you prefer light strings. I started using these for fingerstyle recently. The sound is not quite as bright as the plain Phosphor-Bronze strings, but the last set of strings lasted me more than a month. I usually…"
Jan 17, 2010
Melvin Sumodobila replied to Don Shiffrin's discussion String Suggestions in the group Fingerstyle players
"Hey Don. Ah, a string question. I'll attempt this one...lol. I haven't really work much with steel strings on guitars and the knowledge I do know may not be as helpful =( but, when I did play with my electric I aways chose…"
Jan 17, 2010
Charles replied to Don Shiffrin's discussion String Suggestions in the group Fingerstyle players
"I play mostly two types of music and hang around musicians who do the same. I play either a Martin D or J model for bluegrass or country music and a Martin 0, 00, or 000 for finger picking blues. In my opinion, a flatpicked D or J Martin sounds best…"
Jan 17, 2010

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin D-18 Golden Era
Martin 000X1
Gretsch Electromatic
What type of music do you like to play?
Traditional Country/Roots
Bluegrass
Blues
Classic Rock
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