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Offline Papabear

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« on: January 30, 2010, 12:40:29 AM »
Greetings

I am new to playing the guitar and just bought a HB-30 and was woundering what are some good strings for playing the blues or jazz.

I just started taking lessions and would like to know what the best strings whear. whin I start breaking them.LOL

Thanks.
My Collection so far

HB-30
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Offline CHTahoe

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 04:13:04 PM »
Hey Papabear;
You might want to try DR Pure Blues or Exlirs.  I like them both. I play 10's as they seem to have the most versitility for my playing styles (rock, blues). They play easy, bend well, stay in tune and don't have high string tension.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 12:56:19 PM »
Here's another vote for the DR Pure Blues. I have 'em on my semi-hollowbody--10s--and they can be both sweet and nasty!
Mark

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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 01:15:03 PM »
Here's the standard strings answer...
After removing all the wrappings, marketing ploys, and hype... strings-R-strings.
Buy some, try some, then keep buying what suits YOU and YOUR playing style.

Offline nogin007

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 07:21:17 AM »
Rocket has the best answer, and the correct one.
 

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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 02:14:02 PM »
As long as Papabear brought up the subject, I have a string question as well. I have read recommendations to use phosphor-bronze acoustic guitar strings on hollowbodies instead of the usual nickel-wound strings. But I also read somewhere that only nickel-coated strings will provide the magnetic field necessary to feed the pickups. Or is it not that cut-and-dried?

Can someone enlighten me? Thanks.
Mark

Offline Rocket

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 02:23:59 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by hollywoodmark

As long as Papabear brought up the subject, I have a string question as well. I have read recommendations to use phosphor-bronze acoustic guitar strings on hollowbodies instead of the usual nickel-wound strings. But I also read somewhere that only nickel-coated strings will provide the magnetic field necessary to feed the pickups. Or is it not that cut-and-dried?

Can someone enlighten me? Thanks.

Mark


Regardless of the ferromagnetic properties of the bronze or nickel outer windings, the core wire remains steel. Even if you use pubic hair to wrap it... the steel core holds the important magnetic properties.

See, How It's Made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPfR9uH8vlg
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 02:34:33 PM »
I'll bet those pube-wrapped strings are pretty expensive:). Thanks, Rocket.
Mark

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 03:02:09 PM »
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Originally posted by hollywoodmark

I'll bet those pube-wrapped strings are pretty expensive.

Nah... (but they toss off a smell like sweaty mackerel!)
« Last Edit: May 04, 2010, 03:02:31 PM by Rocket »