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Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Humngbrd on April 19, 2006, 02:48:09 PM
Does anyone know what strings come standard on new non-US Washburns or if there even is a standard?

{Hummingbird}
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: mrmudcat on April 19, 2006, 03:34:11 PM
Yes they use vinci's on all including the us built ones. I believe they bought the company[:D]
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: nogin007 on April 19, 2006, 05:43:00 PM
I was going to start a new thread, but I'll use this one, since you are talking about strings. Musicians Friend has a sale going on. You can get 10 sets of D'Addario Phosphor Bronze, either 12's or 13's, for $39.99. I've bought strings from them, and since D'Addario's are in sealed packages, they don't rust(the plain strings).
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Pike on April 19, 2006, 05:52:22 PM
That's a good price nogin, thanks for the heads up.
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: mrmudcat on April 19, 2006, 07:44:04 PM
Humngbrd:I personally hate the vinci's on all my washburns both electric and accoustic and have changed them almost right away[:p]
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: rrothjr on April 19, 2006, 09:01:00 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Humngbrd

quote:
Originally posted by mrmudcat

I personally hate the vinci's on all my washburns both electric and accoustic and have changed them almost right away[:p]


What do you change them to?
After many years of different combinations and brands I've settled on Martin SP 92/8's for my Hummingbird, D'Addario EJ lights for my D-15, and Dean Markley Blue Steel lights for my LP electric. Long ago I was set on Black Diamond across the board but I found I went through an inordinate amount of wires due to early breakage.
I thought I might save a lot of trial & error with the D10 by asking around here.

{Hummingbird}

Hummingbird:
D'Addarios from me (EXP 16s). Last long, sound great, and no oiliness like some Elixirs I tried.

rick
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: mrmudcat on April 20, 2006, 04:46:29 AM
I use elixers on my accoustics both poly and nano versions .and you dont have to change these as often as non-coated.On electrics ive been using ernies balls[:D]..forever[^]
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: cllvt on April 20, 2006, 06:08:18 AM
Hummingbird,

     Seems everyone eventually finds a favorite string.  I didn't mind the Vinci's initially (that came on my Washburn electric and acoustic) and I did actually buy some more Vinci's for my electric.  I had used some D'Addarios on the guitar in the meantime though, and when I put Vinci's back on after using the D'Add's I was not very happy with them.  The sounded OK, but not as good as the D'Addarios, and the went south much sooner.

I currently use D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings for my electric, and D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze Lights on my acoustic.  Play, enjoy! [8D]

Chris

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: deltacaster on April 21, 2006, 08:41:09 AM
The only online dealer that I'm positive carries Vinci strings all the time is Elderly instruments
http://www.elderly.com

US Music also manufactures Mojo strings as well, that's a new line of strings that are actually really good from my experience testing them, but they're probably not available at too many places as of yet.
http://www.mojostrings.com (website still being built)

I can say, they are all wound here in the US outside Chicago.  Even the ones on the imports are made here and exported to string the guitars up with.

Stacy





quote:
Originally posted by Humngbrd

quote:
Originally posted by mrmudcat

Yes they use vinci's on all including the us built ones. I believe they bought the company[:D]


How interesting. I looked up the Vinci info and I believe you're right, they are owned by US Music. Does anyone buy and use these regularly instead of the better known Martin, Gibson, D'Addario, Elixir, etc., and how do you think they compare?
I personally was not impressed by the strings that came on my D10S-12 but in all fairness they were obviously not fresh.

{Hummingbird}

Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: rrothjr on April 21, 2006, 10:59:11 AM
US Music also manufactures Mojo strings as well, that's a new line of strings that are actually really good from my experience testing them, but they're probably not available at too many places as of yet.
http://www.mojostrings.com (website still being built)

I can say, they are all wound here in the US outside Chicago.  Even the ones on the imports are made here and exported to string the guitars up with.

Stacy

Stacy:
If US Music wants to get Mojo in the hands of Washburn owners, they might want to use the Mojo strings for Washburn members. Oh, and I got my materials today. Thanks!

rick
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: 6942 on April 22, 2006, 06:05:24 AM
Being a world-class cheapscate, I kept the stock (ugh!) Vinci's on until they wore out. Then I went with Martin SP Phos. (92/8) for medium strings, and Ernie Ball for lights. Neither brand will kill your wallet. But EVERYONE on this forum, has their favorite strings. You'll just have to experiment (i.e. spend money), until you find yours. Good luck!
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Deacon on April 22, 2006, 10:14:25 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Humngbrd

Oiliness? I've never tried the Elixirs. I won't spring that much more on something I change so often.
You don't need to change them that often.  I play every day, at least for 2-3 hours on Sunday, and I change the strings on the D34SCE Augusta about every 2 months.  3-4 months on the other guitars, adjusted for play time.  The coated string is worth it IMHO.

---
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
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
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: rrothjr on April 22, 2006, 11:53:02 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Humngbrd

quote:
Originally posted by rrothjr
no oiliness like some Elixirs I tried.

rick


Oiliness?
I've never tried the Elixirs. I won't spring that much more on something I change so often. I do however buy the 10-packs and I keep replaced ones to use for breakages on a gig. Now that I think about it, that sounds pretty cheap.
Let's just call it thrifty.

{Hummingbird}

Just for the record. My son tried the Elixirs on his guitar and developed a residue and they rusted very quickly. (No, he kept his guitar in his case. So there was no humidity issue.) It might have been a bad batch, but that veered us away from them.

rick
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: mrmudcat on April 22, 2006, 01:57:59 PM
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]
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: mrmudcat on April 22, 2006, 05:36:30 PM
I think he was referring to the Elixer coated strings being coated so they last longer.His reply was based on your own reply that you never tried Elixers and would not spend so much on strings ,when you change them so often.[:D] To sum it up basically one set of elixers might last you a few months and cost $12 bux a pack.A regular string might cost $4 bux but you might have to change them twice as often therefore costing you more in the long run.[;)]
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Deacon 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.

---
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
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
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Deacon on April 24, 2006, 01:52:13 PM
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.

---
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
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
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: rrothjr 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.

---
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
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

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.

rick
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: dcellerd 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.
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: mobius131186 on May 04, 2006, 03:05:35 PM
Does anyone know what guage strings come with the D10SCE?
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Dredd 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?

It's never a good idea to confuse manners and good upbringing with weakness.
[}:)]

Washburn J28SCEDL (Soon)
Washburn EA20YBR
Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
Washburn D104SCE
Washburn EA20-12 (injured)
D'Aquisto CENTURA (violin burst)
Electra Maple Pro (autographed by Bill Nelson)
Aria ProII Thor Sound 600
Aria PE SPL SD
Agile 2500-12
Fender P-bass
Martin travel guitar

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Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: h20 on November 20, 2011, 08:01:46 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Humngbrd

Does anyone know what strings come standard on new non-US Washburns or if there even is a standard?

{Hummingbird}



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
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: nogin007 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.
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: h20 on November 20, 2011, 04:48:57 PM
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
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Junior88 on November 20, 2011, 09:59:20 PM
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?!
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Quinn Spalpeen on November 21, 2011, 05:28:54 PM
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. Digital Piano
Marshall AS50D
Fender Super Champ XD
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Junior88 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!
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Quinn Spalpeen on November 21, 2011, 10:38:55 PM
quote:


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!
[/quote]

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
Marshall AS50D
Fender Super Champ XD
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Junior88 on November 22, 2011, 01:18:27 PM
I was talking about him, Quinn. Heheh

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Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Quinn Spalpeen on November 22, 2011, 03:03:55 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

I was talking about him, Quinn. Heheh

rghphotog.tumblr.com




So does that mean that I actually was confused?

 Digital Piano
Marshall AS50D
Fender Super Champ XD
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: t.y. on November 22, 2011, 03:45:00 PM
Who's on first? LOL, Tom.
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: Junior88 on November 23, 2011, 09:42:50 AM
I dunno. I'm confused too.

...lets just let this thread die into the second page...
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: YerDugliness on November 24, 2011, 12:13:01 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

...lets just let this thread die into the second page...



Junior, Junior, Junior....what an optimist you must be (I confess to being eternally optimistic, too), but this is a STRINGS thread.  It will live longer than cockroaches, and you'll probably be able to post on it when you are rocking your grandchildren to sleep.

Strings, strings, strings........the only thing I am more tired of is Justin Beeber, Justin Beeber, Justin Beeber [:(!] !

Cheers from.....
Title: Washburn factory strings
Post by: tunedwolf on November 26, 2011, 01:00:43 AM
Strings again? Really?

Ok, my fav's are Martin SP Mediums and D'Addario EJ16 lights. There, I said it [:p]