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Old 12-08-2019, 10:18 AM
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Default Silk and Steel on my Avalon?

16.25ish lower bout. I've been using 13-56, but it is starting to sound a bit choked with that gauge lately, maybe because I'm playing up the neck more? I'm thinking about a set of 12-54 Silk and Steel. (If I can find a set - update GHS Silk and Bronze 12-54)

I just put a set of 11.5- 47 on my Seagull and I really like the sound.

Both guitars are in Orkney (CGDGCD) btw.

What the hey, I'm going to order a couple of sets.
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:45 AM
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No one has tried silk and steel on a dread+ size guitar?
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:43 PM
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I put a set of D'Addario 11-47 on a Mitchell Dreadnought that I bought to play on the beach or out on the patio. The strings took the harshness out of the sound and some stress away from my fingers. I sacrificed some volume, but that does not concern me, because I don't perform with the guitar. I just use it to practice out doors.

Mitchell can't compare with Avalon, so my experience may not be all that helpful.

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Not every guitar works or needs 13's.
None of mine do.

GHS Silk & Bronze are great strings, let us know how you find them.
John Pearse make a great set too.
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:41 PM
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Not every guitar works or needs 13's.
None of mine do.

GHS Silk & Bronze are great strings, let us know how you find them.
John Pearse make a great set too.
Bruce,

I had ordered the GHS strings. I'm looking forward to trying them. The Elixirs I have on it now aren't doing anything for me.
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Bruce,

I had ordered the GHS strings. I'm looking forward to trying them. The Elixirs I have on it now aren't doing anything for me.
Silk & Steels are great for getting a warmer tone from a bright sounding guitar - they feel nice on the fingers too but the recordings you've done with your Avalon don't come across as a guitar needing a warm string to tame brightness.
The guitar sounds very good.
The Silk & Bronze however are quite different to Silk & Steels - feel and sound much more like a PB string ... but warmer.
12's in a Silk & Bronze should sound great on that guitar but you might notice a slight drop in volume as they settle in compared to PB's.
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It wouldn't work for me but only you can tell us - after you try it.
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I will be anxious to hear how your silk and bronze experiment works...keep us posted!
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:15 PM
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No one has tried silk and steel on a dread+ size guitar?
I haven't. But you're getting nice tone out of your guitars already, so what's the problem?

I await to hear the results of your experiment.
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