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Old 06-22-2019, 01:55 PM
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On my continuing quest trying out different strings on my J35, after a recent recommendation on here, I just put on the JP Silk and Phosphor Bronze 610LM’s. Okay, these might be the ones!! PERFECT right out of the packet. No other way to say it. I am definitely in the very broken in camp for this particular guitar. I just don’t care for too much zing on it. The company description of their 80/20’s broken in is spot on. I hope these last!!
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:21 PM
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Perchman, I’ve never actually used the John Pearse phosphor bronze and silk strings, even though I’m an artist endorser for the brand. But my sister is a convert to them. She’s used silk and steel strings since the early 1960’s, but once I gave her a set of the John Pearse version she switched over to them.

She told me that they easily last her twice as long as regular silk and steel strings do.


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Old 06-22-2019, 04:56 PM
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FWIW I recently tried a set of the JP silk and bronze on an anonymous (builder) OOO mahogany guitar I use for teaching. The strings transformed (in a very good way) that guitar’s voice. They lasted along time as well. As is said on all these such threads, YMMV. But I love the strings, with that guitar.
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:04 PM
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Has anyone compared the JP Silks with Thomasik-Infeld Plectrum's?
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Has anyone compared the JP Silks with Thomasik-Infeld Plectrum's?
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There are 2 John Pearse 'Silks' - they are Silk & Steel and Silk & Bronze.

Quite different in how they feel and sound.

The Silk & Steels are similar in feel with Plectrums, the Silk & Bronze are more like a warm sounding Phosphor Bronze string.

La Bella make a very good Silk & Steel string that come close to Plectrums for a much lower price.



For Silk & Bronze strings both John Pearse and GHS are very good.

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I use John Pearse Nuages on most of my guitars and prefer them to his Silks
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:12 PM
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John Pearse bronze and silk sound really good on my Mahogany and Addie OM. The seem to squeak less than the GHS silk and bronze, and least in the way that I play.
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