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Guitarplayer_PR 04-17-2021 06:42 PM

Do you want to "zing" or be "broken in?"
 
It's all about strings.


Do you prefer "zingy" strings which will mellow as you play them or a pack of strings which already have "passed" its zingy period or don't have one at all?

Quickstep192 04-17-2021 07:36 PM

I like the Zing!

Mark Stone 04-17-2021 07:39 PM

I'm a Zing man myself :D

But I like them also after they have broken in.

Glennwillow 04-17-2021 11:40 PM

No, I don't care for nor do I buy zingy strings. I like strings that when new, sound wonderful. That's what I buy.

For me there is no such thing as "broken in." They are either new and at their best or they are a little dead as they age.

- Glenn

RalphH 04-18-2021 12:44 AM

Zing!

(important: not right-out-of-the-packet clatter though; 30-60 mins of play and I'm happy)

Robin, Wales 04-18-2021 01:51 AM

I prefer the London reserve of Rotosound to the New York zing of D'Addario. :D

Bear Davis 04-18-2021 03:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glennwillow (Post 6693460)
No, I don't care for nor do I buy zingy strings. I like strings that when new, sound wonderful. That's what I buy.

- Glenn

Pretty much this.

AndrewG 04-18-2021 03:26 AM

I prefer new-sounding strings. Older, 'broken in' strings never bring out the best in a guitar to my ears.

Dru Edwards 04-18-2021 06:21 AM

I like 'zing' strings after they've been played a couple of hours.

ruger9 04-18-2021 06:23 AM

I like zingy wounds and broken-in plains. I wish they made a string set like that LOL

Goodallboy 04-18-2021 07:44 AM

Zing is just the chosen word for this thread, which doesn’t describe the sound I hear with new strings.

I’d use my own words but they wouldn’t be any more informative than “zing” in describing the sound of new strings.

I love new strings.

musicman1951 04-18-2021 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glennwillow (Post 6693460)
No, I don't care for nor do I buy zingy strings. I like strings that when new, sound wonderful. That's what I buy.

For me there is no such thing as "broken in." They are either new and at their best or they are a little dead as they age.

- Glenn

Me too! While I do realize I hear both, I want the impression I'm hearing only the guitar, not the strings. Zing takes me in a different direction.

But if I played in an ensemble and needed to cut through I might have a different opinion.

TBman 04-18-2021 08:41 AM

I like a crisp sound (hard to describe sounds in a text), not zingy when new.

bufflehead 04-18-2021 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Goodallboy (Post 6693630)
Zing is just the chosen word for this thread, which doesn’t describe the sound I hear with new strings.

I find "zing" to be an apt descriptor of that new-string sound, especially concerning phosphor-bronze strings.

Winkyplayer 04-18-2021 09:33 AM

Zing. I wish it never ended. Strings never sound better than when brand new, to my ears.


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