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Old 07-20-2019, 01:02 PM
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Default Another string question

I know what your saying....not another string question

But could really use some of your great advice and wisdom please.

I have a D,Angelico Excel EXL-1 with a Kent Armstrong mini-humbucker.

I'm getting into the old western swing style music and curious as to what string do think will give me the best tone for that style music.

Right now it still has the D,Angelico 12-52 strings on it. There OK, but seem alittle bright and alot of string noise.

Really looking forward to everyone's replies.

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Old 07-20-2019, 03:18 PM
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Martin Monel MM13's - about as period-correct as you're going to get...
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:44 PM
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Martin Monel MM13's - about as period-correct as you're going to get...
Thanks Steve !!

Might have to give them a try.

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Old 07-23-2019, 03:23 AM
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Ordered a couple sets of the Martin Monel. I,ll let y,all know how they work on the D,Angelico when they come in.

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Old 07-26-2019, 04:31 PM
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Pony Express delivered the martin monel strings today. Have everything strung up, but not sure if I like them yet. Seem alittle bright and not real balanced. The high E and B strings are alot louder than the rest when strumming or picking.
I will try them for a few more days and see if they settle in.

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Old 07-26-2019, 06:37 PM
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..I will try them for a few more days and see if they settle in...
Play them about an hour a day and let us know in a week what you think...
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:20 AM
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Hey Steve. Well played on the monels for a week or so and I am sad to say that I just cant bond with them. Just not a good fit for this particular guitar and pickup. Dont balance well (at least to my ears)
So the string quest is on going.

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Old 08-01-2019, 06:26 AM
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I put an $8 set of monels on a 51 epi century with NY pickup. Its truly awful. But the strings sound great acoustically. Just really bad with that pickup. I have a set of what i think are cleartones on my silvertone kay with added floating goldfoil, a lollar i think. The cleartones if thats what they are sound good amplified.
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Old 08-01-2019, 09:50 PM
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Try Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swingers flatwounds. Should do the trick. Definitely not brite and very smooth.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:14 AM
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Try Thomastik Infeld Jazz Swingers flatwounds. Should do the trick. Definitely not brite and very smooth.
Thank you for the advice . I will give them a try.
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Old 08-04-2019, 12:49 AM
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Adjust your pickup height and play them about 6 months
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