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Old 07-17-2019, 06:41 PM
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I like Elixir Nano 80/20 Lights on both my D-18V and 000-18GE—they sound great and last me roughly five months.
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:16 PM
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My three favorites:

Curt Mangan Medium Light 12-54

D'Addario Light EJ-11

Ernie Ball Medium Light Earthwoods 12-54
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:12 PM
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I like D'Addario ej12s on my D28.

Tried the Ernie Ball Earthwood mediums but they just didn't do it for me.
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:14 PM
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JPs for my Froggy.....except that, as has been mentioned many times here, they don't last all that long.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:28 PM
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My favorites are the Curt Mangans, then the D’Addario EJ11’s, then the John Pearse in that order.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:48 PM
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Ever tried the Masterbuilts?

I haven’t but will probably give them a try at some point.

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Old 07-17-2019, 10:57 PM
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The Martin Marquis 80/20 sounds great on my J-15...
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:39 AM
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John Pearse being my fav, that being said I 've had good luck with these as well.
Curt Managens and Earthwoods.
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:50 AM
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I haven’t but will probably give them a try at some point.

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I tried the John Pearse. As I recall they didn't last as long.
I'm going to try them again just to make sure.
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:27 AM
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Wow! Thanks for all the great ideas here. FWIW: I did a quick back-o-the-envelope tally and it looks like the vote are:

John Pearse - 9
Curt Mangan - 6
D'Addario - 5
Ernie Ball - 3
Gibson - 2
Elixir - 1
LaBella - 1
Martin - 1

I think I am going to try the Pearse, Mangan and D'Addarios next for comparison. Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:14 AM
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I tried the John Pearse. As I recall they didn't last as long.
I'm going to try them again just to make sure.
I do not perform out on a regular basis and my skin chemistry is such that it does not kill string tone so when I suggest strings that I am happy with, longevity usually isn't something I am very concerned with. I will have to remember to mention that when I give my recommendations here. I know that for some folks, how long strings last is an important factor.

When it comes to Pearse strings, I do not think that you are alone in the experience that they may not last as long as other brands. I have seen that comment a number of times when discussing them.

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Old 07-18-2019, 09:50 AM
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I do not perform out on a regular basis and my skin chemistry is such that it does not kill string tone so when I suggest strings that I am happy with, longevity usually isn't something I am very concerned with. I will have to remember to mention that when I give my recommendations here. I know that for some folks, how long strings last is an important factor.

When it comes to Pearse strings, I do not think that you are alone in the experience that they may not last as long as other brands. I have seen that comment a number of times when discussing them.

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Longevity isn't really a deal killer for me.
I am fortunate in that as a retired gentleman of sufficient means, funding for guitar accessories isn't an issue for me.
I've read where some said they experienced the same short life with Masterbuilt 80-20's. I think it's the nature of the beast to a degree.
I've got a set of D'Addarios 80-20's to try on the J45 next but after that I'll try those JP's again.
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:19 PM
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What are round core 80/20 strings that folks like? So far I've seen the Curt Mangans mentioned
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:27 PM
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John Pearce and Martin Authentic. I got the Authentics as a gift and was surprised by how much I liked them. PBS are still better on my maple Taylor but these worked pretty well.
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Old 07-18-2019, 05:34 PM
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I prefer Newtones
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