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BobP Martin Stringstuff (9) Martin Stringstuff 23 Jul 01


Would anyone care to comment on martin strings?

My basic string set is MSP 4200 Phospor Bronze.

That's what is recommended and what I normally use.

I experimented with comparable Elixirs, which I liked on an old Ovation, but found to be "kinda dead" on my D-16 (although they did seem to brighten up a bit after about three days).

I'd like to continue experimenting (safely) and am intrigued and confused by the "silk and steel mediums" as well as the SP+ (which, from reading, seem suspiciously similar to Elixirs).

I am interested in getting max volume from barefinger picking (who isn't) as well as reducing finger squeak.

I would actually like to hear from barefingerpickers who use either coated strings or non-bronze.

Also:

A really interesting thread a few weeks ago focused on shaving the neck to improve comfort; additional thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Bob P


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