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Which strings to use?
« on: February 17, 2006, 02:23:37 PM »
I am a beginner with a Washburn A-20V.
Which strings (light to Medium) are best for a beginner?

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Which strings to use?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2006, 11:00:24 AM »
Martin SP extra light strings are nice.  D'Addario extra lights are good too.  Both of these are pretty easy on the fingers. It really depends on what you get used to playing, but the extra lights should be a bit easier to bend. Not all strings sound the same either, so give a bunch a try, see what you like.

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2007, 11:36:54 PM »
Is your A-20V one of the new remakes or an original?  Can you send me photos.  I love these guitars and am always interested in seeing photos even if I am not buying it.


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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2007, 08:52:23 AM »
i use ernie ball extra slinky they have a good sound but like what austiban said try a bunch of difrint brands and find ones you like [:D]

the guitars i own:

Linus - B.C. Rich warlock

Martha - Washburn RB-2502
the guitars:
B.C. Rich warlock
Washburn RB-2502
2 strat knock off's
Ibanez AEB-30

the amps:
Peavey Rage 158
Fender Rumble 100

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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2007, 04:56:06 PM »
Yes, try a few and see what you like. If you have some extra cash try the Elixirs polyweb or nano strings. I use the medium guage for the sustain but you may want to start with a lighter guage. I recently tried the DR Extra Red Devils. Yes they are red. They are not as expensive but have a good solid tone and sustain. They are very stiff though and may be a little hard on your fingers at the outset.

Good luck./

Washburn D66Sw/12
Martin Shenandoah D-1932
Alvarez PJ-85SC/12 DVS (PB&J)
D' Angelico Excel EXDC
American Custom Stratocaster (new)
Regal Resophonic spider
Alvarez A-800 Mandoline
Washburn D66SW/12 &
More than I care to list.