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Old 05-26-2019, 05:25 PM
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JP PBs seem to be a favourite for the chaps on the Collings forum ... Collings seem to be seen (heard?) as bright, and JPs are rather warm, so that figures.

Martin guys like Marin strings ... I have been experimenting with a batch of Martin SPs, which seem to me a tad trebly ... and Martins tend to have a bass biass ... figures.

I play mainly Collings plus a Santa Cruz and a Martin 12 string ... I'm sticking with D'addario which I feel sound right in the middle of JPs and Martins.

JPs are still sold in non hermetically sealed packing so can arrive corroded, and tend to cost more.
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Funny how different we can all be.

JP PB's just seemed ordinary on my guitars - not bad but nothing that made me want to try them again.

Then I tried their Baritone Light Gauge 80/20's on my ABT-60 and really liked how they cleaned up the sound on that guitar.

Then I tried their Silk & Bronze on another guitar and really like them.

Thirdly, I followed Wade Hampton's recommendation and tried their Pure Nickels on my maple H&D MJ Custom and they sound superb.

So I guess that although I don't use their PB's I'm certainly enjoying some of their other strings.
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My big issue was that they die so quickly. I tried the PBs.

How long do their pure nickels last?
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Old 05-26-2019, 05:51 PM
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The John Pearse Pure Nickel strings last the longest of any of their string alloys. I typically keep them on those guitars that I string with them for six months.

Nickel strings in general seem to be the longest-lasting non-coated strings you can get, and the John Pearse version is a perfect example of that.


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Old 05-26-2019, 05:59 PM
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My big issue was that they die so quickly. I tried the PBs.

How long do their pure nickels last?
I currently have them on two of my acoustic guitars. I changed them out at the same time a month ago. So far they show no sign of loss of tone or tuning instability.

JP Pure Nickels normally last about 3-4 months for me before it becomes necessary to replace them. PBs last about 2 months. The Pure Nickels also stretch and stabilize very quickly when new. Martin Retro Monel strings also stretch and stabilize quickly for me. The Pearse Pure Nickels are a bargain.

Keep in mind I have 5 guitars that I play consistently, at home. These 5 get played at least every other day. I play about 3-4 hours per day.

I do not have hand chemistry that destroys strings. I do not wipe down my guitars and strings after every playing session either.

As a comparison to other brands, EJ D'Addario non-coated PBs wear out fastest for me, but I like them on some of my guitars.

I have enough invested in nice guitars and their tone that strings are a small price to pay for the satisfaction I get from playing great sounding guitars. Why not get their potential out of them?
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:34 PM
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Fantastic strings. I love the PB's.
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I love em' too. I have New Medium 80/20 on my D Jr. and they sound glorious. Such a rich top end shimmer and bring out the brightness that guitar needs. They also sound good on CF for that matter. I'm thinking of trying the pure nickels

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I too am a JP fan, both for my Collings and Gibson. I haven't found they have exceptionally long life, but hold up as well as others. I did just put some Martin Authentics (are these new?) on my Gibson and am really impressed. I only had the one set, so some JP's are going on the Collings, but Ill try a set of the Authentics on that soon also.
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