"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…"
"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…"
"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.…"
"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,…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"