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Old 04-17-2021, 06:42 PM
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Default Do you want to "zing" or be "broken in?"

It's all about strings.


Do you prefer "zingy" strings which will mellow as you play them or a pack of strings which already have "passed" its zingy period or don't have one at all?
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:36 PM
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I like the Zing!
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Old 04-17-2021, 07:39 PM
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I'm a Zing man myself

But I like them also after they have broken in.
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Old 04-17-2021, 11:40 PM
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No, I don't care for nor do I buy zingy strings. I like strings that when new, sound wonderful. That's what I buy.

For me there is no such thing as "broken in." They are either new and at their best or they are a little dead as they age.

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Zing!

(important: not right-out-of-the-packet clatter though; 30-60 mins of play and I'm happy)
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I prefer the London reserve of Rotosound to the New York zing of D'Addario.
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No, I don't care for nor do I buy zingy strings. I like strings that when new, sound wonderful. That's what I buy.

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Pretty much this.
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I prefer new-sounding strings. Older, 'broken in' strings never bring out the best in a guitar to my ears.
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I like 'zing' strings after they've been played a couple of hours.
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Old 04-18-2021, 06:23 AM
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I like zingy wounds and broken-in plains. I wish they made a string set like that LOL
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Zing is just the chosen word for this thread, which doesn’t describe the sound I hear with new strings.

I’d use my own words but they wouldn’t be any more informative than “zing” in describing the sound of new strings.

I love new strings.
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No, I don't care for nor do I buy zingy strings. I like strings that when new, sound wonderful. That's what I buy.

For me there is no such thing as "broken in." They are either new and at their best or they are a little dead as they age.

- Glenn
Me too! While I do realize I hear both, I want the impression I'm hearing only the guitar, not the strings. Zing takes me in a different direction.

But if I played in an ensemble and needed to cut through I might have a different opinion.
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I like a crisp sound (hard to describe sounds in a text), not zingy when new.
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:29 AM
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Zing is just the chosen word for this thread, which doesn’t describe the sound I hear with new strings.
I find "zing" to be an apt descriptor of that new-string sound, especially concerning phosphor-bronze strings.
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Old 04-18-2021, 09:33 AM
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Zing. I wish it never ended. Strings never sound better than when brand new, to my ears.
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