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Old 05-05-2019, 01:15 PM
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I have Newtone Masterclass double wound roundcore 13-56 on my Larrivee OM and Guild D-120 for the past 2 weeks and they really sound fine. I play in dadgad and other lower tunings and I can play for hours with these.

I also have a set of Thomastik-Infeld Spectrum 13-57 on my Avalon and these are a great string also.

I think with the above strings and the Pierre Bensusan DADGAD Wyres strings I'm pretty well set in what strings to use finally.
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:01 PM
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The medium gauge Newtone Masterclass Doublewound strings saved me from making a bad mistake and selling or trading my spruce / mahogany Taylor GO... (just thought i could not make that mahogany guitar come alive to my likes)... A great tone.. and just seem to very "alive"?... i really liked them. Soon to put in my next order!
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I have gone on a similar journey and think you and I are on the same page. I have got Spectrumís on my G23 at the moment and like them but donít think they are the answer. I am about to put Newtone double wound on next on both my G23 and my OM24. I think Newtone and DR Sunbeams are my favourite on most of my guitars.
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I have gone on a similar journey and think you and I are on the same page. I have got Spectrumís on my G23 at the moment and like them but donít think they are the answer. I am about to put Newtone double wound on next on both my G23 and my OM24. I think Newtone and DR Sunbeams are my favourite on most of my guitars.
Playing daily, how long would the Newtone's last? Ditto the DR Sunbeams? I've always used coated strings - mostly lights, many D'Addario, but also Elixirs. Simply curious, as budget is always a factor, but tone is more important.
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Playing daily, how long would the Newtone's last? Ditto the DR Sunbeams? I've always used coated strings - mostly lights, many D'Addario, but also Elixirs. Simply curious, as budget is always a factor, but tone is more important.


Playing around an hour a day on these I have found they last quite well , say around 6-8 weeks or so. I donít tend to wear strings out quickly in general with my body chemistry.
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Just put John pearse silk PB on my G23 not sure if I like them yet maybe give it a few more hours in the saddle to make sure otherwise itís back to the dídarrio ej 16..
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Just put John pearse silk PB on my G23 not sure if I like them yet maybe give it a few more hours in the saddle to make sure otherwise itís back to the dídarrio ej 16..
Do they (silk) have enough to drive the top? I've never used them on anything larger than a folk.
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In my opinion they wont compare well to the EJ16 which I think is a superb string but I cant use them because of the tension.
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To be honest the difference I think I in the strumming the silks have a more folky sound to them and can strum quite hard , while the EJ 16 are more ( mmm best way to discribe ) is scratchy , but still sound good , fingerpicking the EJ16 are better while the silks are duller
I need 2 G23 one with EJ6 on it ,other with the pearse silks, strumming on one fingerpicking on the other, overall its a draw, I prefer to fingerpick ......
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