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kayakman 12-11-2018 08:22 AM

Martin Retros
 
Put the Martin Retro strings 13s on my 38 Gibson L5, nice strings,although the D Addario NB`s are pretty much the same...

Silly Moustache 12-11-2018 08:52 AM

yup, all my archtops have those New D'addario New Balance things too. Like 'em!

Chipotle 12-11-2018 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by kayakman (Post 5915632)
although the D Addario NB`s are pretty much the same...

Are they? If so that's good to know; my local shop doesn't have the Martins but carries the D'Addarios. I have a set of the NB .12's on my '37 L7 now, and am going to try the .13s next string change.

kayakman 12-11-2018 09:01 AM

The had 12`s on my Campellone,just did not have that punch,17" archtop`s like the 13`s.IMO

radiofm74 12-17-2018 04:23 PM

I put Martin retros on my guitars because apparently monel strings balance well with old DeArmond pickups, but am ready to try new things as well. Will check out DA New Balance!

vanceen 01-16-2019 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by kayakman (Post 5915699)
The had 12`s on my Campellone,just did not have that punch,17" archtop`s like the 13`s.IMO

My Campellone Special loves 12's, especially Martin Retros. Maybe 13's would be even better!

tdq 01-16-2019 09:48 PM

Usually have Martin Retro 0.013 on my Loar LH 700, works well IMHO. Currently though I've got some flatwounds on and like them even better.


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