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Offline Deacon

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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2006, 01:48:38 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Humngbrd

Please try not to take this personally, but how would you know when or how often I need to change my strings? I didn't mention how often I do change them. Do you know my practice/performance schedule that allows you that kind of insight or are you merely assuming that I don't play much?
 No assumption of that or any kind.  It's pure science, nothing more.  Read Mudcat's response... he knows exactly what I meant, and exactly what he's talking about.  Coated strings, especially Elixir strings, just flat last longer, and you save money in the long run.  My opinion is based not on your playing, but mine.  My hands sweat a lot under the heat of the stage lights, and I used to change strings every 2 weeks.  Since I switched to Elixir's, I not only change my strings less, but I save money... nothing more.   Sorry that you got all upset there... no offense or slight was intended.

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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2006, 01:52:13 PM »
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Originally posted by mrmudcat

His acidity level in his sweat most likely is very high and thats what the residue was .A reaction.That is strictly my opinion[:D]
Acidity has a lot to do with it.  I have a microfiber cloth that I use for wiping down my strings and guitar neck & body frequently.  Talk about making a big difference.

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Charleston, SC
2001 Washburn J28SCEDLM Cumberland
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne
2005 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
2003 Dean Tradition QS12GN 12 String
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
1981 Electra Spectrum
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Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2006 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2004 Washburn D52SWCE Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D46SCE-12 Southwestern
2004 Washburn WD18SW Solid
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne

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1981 Electra Phoenix X140N

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« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2006, 02:09:23 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Deacon

quote:
Originally posted by mrmudcat

His acidity level in his sweat most likely is very high and thats what the residue was .A reaction.That is strictly my opinion[:D]
Acidity has a lot to do with it.  I have a microfiber cloth that I use for wiping down my strings and guitar neck & body frequently.  Talk about making a big difference.

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1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne
2005 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
2003 Dean Tradition QS12GN 12 String
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
1981 Electra Spectrum

Thanks Jim. I cannot really say if it is acidity. He switched to D'Addario EXP and has had no problem. I have D'Addario EXP on mine also. I love 'em! I am going to give these Mojo strings a whirl. Deltacaster has had good experience with them.

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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2006, 01:09:50 AM »
I had asked a question concerning the strings that came on my Washburn WD40S on another thread but this one seems to fit the mold better. The original Vinci strings that were provided on my WD40S seemed to have finer wrap wire than the Martins, Gibsons, D'Addarios and other strings I have used. Currently, my Washburn is sporting a set of D'Addario EJ-26 Phosphor bronze custom lights (.052 - .011). So far, I'm impressed with their overall performance and sound. They seem to work well with the Washburn. My Zager ZAD-50 is currently outfitted with Martin M-175 80/20 Bronze custom lights (.052 - .011) which likewise is a fine sounding and good performing set of strings. Both sets of strings and their respective guitars hold tune very well even after the requisite 14 day hiatus between use (I work offshore). The Washburn is my work guitar with the Zager being the house guitar. One of my co-workers has a Squier Acoustic that does a lot of duty (the slut guitar) in the humid outdoor environment offshore. For some time, he's received a lot of flak over the tone of the guitar (truthfully, by me to a large degree), but the Squier really came alive with a set of Martin M-1000 Marquis 80/20 extra lights (.047 - .010). Next up for it is a set of D'Addario EXP13 80/20 Bronze custom lights (.052 - .011). Hopefully, the coating on these strings will reduce the oxidation that other strings have died from quickly. More on that as data becomes available. Overall, I guess that the best bet is to try differant strings until you find the ones that suit you best. Personally, I like the feel of the Custom Light gauge, so my tendency is to try differant brands in this size. Would I use Vinci strings again? Yes, if they were more readily available. Unfortunately, there is a limited number of retailers in my area and none carry Vinci strings.
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2006, 03:05:35 PM »
Does anyone know what guage strings come with the D10SCE?
 

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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2006, 11:51:55 PM »
Speaking of the MF string sale that ends SUNDAY I believe...?

I ordered a 10 pack set of Daddario Phosphors (12-53?) that came with a free chromatic tuner for $29.99 last night.

The Daddario Flat Top strings are my personal faves and I even replaced the Elixirs that were set up on my D'Aquisto with them for the simple reason that they sounded more even to me. The Elixirs are nice and I will probably put them on the guitars I don't play that often, but since we're already at work writing our next album, none of the girls will be sitting alone for very long.

Strings are as personal to the player as they are to the instrument. What works on one, might sound like crap on another. I am hoping the fact that I have the Phosphors on my D104SCE and EA 20 will be good luck for the J28 when it gets here. But Flat Tops all round when the recording gets serious.

Although I HATE changing strings, (who doesn't?), it makes you realize just what living and breathing creatures guitars really are when you have to try different types of strings every now and then to make sure your instrument is sounding like you want it to. That and tightening your tuning posts are things most players wouldn't even think of unless they were told. It pays to visit a good luthier every once in a while!

BTW hummngbrd, Do you know my new-age-ultra-sensitive schedule that allows you that kind of insight or are you merely assuming that?

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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2011, 08:01:46 AM »
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Does anyone know what strings come standard on new non-US Washburns or if there even is a standard?

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What strings do you use at the factory?

 

All Washburn instruments ship from the factory with light gauge strings. Current models proudly feature D'Addario strings.  A guide for the string gauges we use at the factory is below:

from the washburn faq page allthough i dont think my acoustic WD025S was shipped with d'Addario string they sounded like s**t an i have used d'Addario on my dean an they sounded pretty good i use blue steel now so gonna put some on the 25s and see what happens
 

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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2011, 02:05:36 PM »
They probably didn't use the same strings 5 years ago. Which is how old the thread is that you're replying to.
 

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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2011, 04:48:57 PM »
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They probably didn't use the same strings 5 years ago. Which is how old the thread is that you're replying to.


well my guitar was made 3 years ago an idk what kind of strings it has i found this thread while looking for what kind of strings washburn uses and didn't notice the age of the thread
 

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2011, 09:59:20 PM »
quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by nogin007

They probably didn't use the same strings 5 years ago. Which is how old the thread is that you're replying to.


well my guitar was made 3 years ago an idk what kind of strings it has i found this thread while looking for what kind of strings washburn uses and didn't notice the age of the thread


You havent changed your strings in 3 years?!

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2011, 05:28:54 PM »
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Originally posted by Junior88

quote:
Originally posted by h20

quote:
Originally posted by nogin007

They probably didn't use the same strings 5 years ago. Which is how old the thread is that you're replying to.


well my guitar was made 3 years ago an idk what kind of strings it has i found this thread while looking for what kind of strings washburn uses and didn't notice the age of the thread


You havent changed your strings in 3 years?!



If his strings are 3 years old, he took them off some other guitar.  The Woodline Series is new. Digital Piano
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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2011, 09:56:40 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Quinn Spalpeen

quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

quote:
Originally posted by h20

quote:
Originally posted by nogin007

They probably didn't use the same strings 5 years ago. Which is how old the thread is that you're replying to.


well my guitar was made 3 years ago an idk what kind of strings it has i found this thread while looking for what kind of strings washburn uses and didn't notice the age of the thread


You havent changed your strings in 3 years?!



If his strings are 3 years old, he took them off some other guitar.  The Woodline Series is new.


K, then how was his guitar made 3 years ago?

I re-read it. This doesnt add up. [xx(]

Dude, you confused!
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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2011, 10:38:55 PM »
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If his strings are 3 years old, he took them off some other guitar.  The Woodline Series is new.


K, then how was his guitar made 3 years ago?

I re-read it. This doesnt add up. [xx(]

Dude, you confused!
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No Ryan, I'm not confused, that's why I said he must have taken them off another guitar.  This one hadn't been born yet. Digital Piano
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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2011, 01:18:27 PM »
I was talking about him, Quinn. Heheh

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« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2011, 03:03:55 PM »
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I was talking about him, Quinn. Heheh

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So does that mean that I actually was confused?

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Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
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