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Old 02-08-2018, 01:51 PM
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Default Anyone try Silk and phosphor strings

I have a little inexpensive Ibanez Parlor guitar for noodling around with on the couch. I currently have a set of Dadarrio PB lights on it and it sounds ok for what it is. Good projection for such a little body. Mid range dominate and not much base as to be expected. I was wondering if anyone has tried a set of Phosphor Bronze and Silk strings ( not to be confused with silk and STEEL) and what your impressions are.?
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Old 02-08-2018, 01:55 PM
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Like them a LOT.

They're a lot different than Silk and Steel. They sound like a "played in" set of bronze strings, and they're a little lighter tension. Worth a try, for sure.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:17 PM
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I've tried them on three guitars:

Larrivee SD-40 = ok
Taylor 324 blackwood = meh
Webber Cedar/EIR OM = meh

A lot of folks love them, though.
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:49 PM
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I've tried JP Silk & Bronze, Newtone Masterclass Double wound, and have GHS Silk & Bronze on my RainSong right now. I love them and Martin Retros for fingerstyle work.
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:33 PM
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I use 11's and have pretty much settled on Elixir Nano CLight 80/20's on my stage guitar. But I went through a string experiment phase and tried a bunch of the PhosSilks amongst others.
Earthwoods...so so. did not move me. JPearse, not bad, pretty close to PhBronze in feel and sound Used these for a while and liked them. Martin FX, nice light feel and crisp sound. And.. if you're feeling spendy.. Thomastic Plectrums. lovely... but ..****. They aint cheap. All worth a try.

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I like the sound and feel of the John Pearse PHosphor Bronze and Silk wound Light gauge on my Santa Cruz model H. I'm thinking of trying the Light/mediums and see if I still like the feel of them. Another benefit I've had with the light gauge is that they hardly squeak.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:45 PM
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I have them on a Martin Dreadnought Jr and Taylor 114 e

Love them, might have to adjust truss rod. I did not have to.

Sound warm, easy to finger.
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1st time Silk & Bronze user - these have surprised me - more volume than Silk & Steels - feel more like PB's - perfect on this guitar.

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really make my 0-15 sing.....don't use a pick-all fingerstyle and light nail strums.

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