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Old 06-30-2019, 05:43 AM
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I’m curious about these strings. What style do you play 121?
Not sure I can put a name to what style I play.

I use a flat pick and play tunes like Satin Doll, Girl From Ipanema, Summer Time, early Beatles, early Stones and some blues.

I strum chords and ad lib lead parts in between vocals parts.
One part of my lead playing style is slide blend picking.
Maybe slide blend picking is not the proper term but it's sliding the fret fingers with pressure on the strings from note to note, slide blend.

When using round wound, ground round or coated strings, finger pressure on these slide blends causes that annoying string squeak.
Reduced finger pressure can mitigate or alleviate string squeak but it also mitigates or alleviates the slide blend effect.

I like flat wound strings because there's never any irritating string squeak.

I favor the Dogal strings over the Galli because in all three of the Galli string set sizes I've tried (AJF1047, AJF1150 and AJF1252),
the 3rd string (flat wound G) the surface has been rough enough that the very slightest string squeak can be detected.
It's more noticeable in the AJF1150 and AJF1252 sets I've tried.
I did contact Galli (in Italy), but I don't know if the issue has been solved.

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Old 06-30-2019, 09:40 AM
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Thanks 121. Was hoping to hear more from your experiences. And i thought TI Plectrums were pricey!
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Old 07-02-2019, 06:45 PM
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Martin Retros, but think they need a few days to break in, then they sound great!
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:06 PM
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Current favorites are the TI Plectrums on my Emerald X7
Another TI Plectrum fan on my Rainsong but want to try D’Addario Nickel Bronze strings based on fantastic result with these strings on my Froggy Bottom H -12.
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Old 07-02-2019, 09:28 PM
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Another TI Plectrum fan on my Rainsong but want to try D’Addario Nickel Bronze strings based on fantastic result with these strings on my Froggy Bottom H -12.
It might be just me as I'm a slight nail and flesh fingerstyle player, but I like mellow and lighter tension strings. I tried the D'addario NBs on both my Shorty and OF660 but they were way too bright and stiff for my tastes. I didn't like them at all and may be my least favorite on CF that I've tried. I'd love to hear your thoughts though.
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