The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #51208 Message #779082
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
08-Sep-02 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: Silk and Steel strings
Subject: RE: Help: Silk and Steel strings
When I first started playing, I used silk and steels because I din't know any better. Now I occasionally throw a set on my 0015 for a change of pace. They do sound nice on a small-bodied finger-picking guitar, but they lack the bass response I want from a D or J.
The sound does get muddy a little quicker than PB's. If you play a lot and leave them on too long the frets notch out the wound strings (due to the winding wire being a softer composition than bronze-wounds). I use Martins, but that's just because it's the only brand any of our local music stores carry at a reasonable price.