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Old 03-28-2019, 07:54 PM
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Thumbs up GHS Strings, the best I've played

After playing heavily for the last 25 years and owning over 300 high end guitars in total. GHS Phosphor Bronze Strings have become my goto. I particularly like their True Medium sets which are like a medium/light DADGAD set. I've tried nearly every brand and these have become my favorite. Their packaging seems to allow for always fresh strings too. I like the standard PB ones a lot, I haven't tried the Signature Bronze.

Anyway a good friend recommend them to me and I'm super glad he did. I usually don't post glowing reviews about things like this but I thought I'd share, try them if you haven't.
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Old 03-28-2019, 08:23 PM
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Like the OP, I too just tried GHS Vintage Bronze and wow, they are amazing. I have played for 40 years and never found strings I like as much as these. They are a little bright but that is what I am after for my new Martin 000-17 12 fret mahogany slotted.
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You are not the first person to praise the GHS Strings. There must be something to them.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:52 AM
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Yes... They are good strings... I would agree. I just (last night)..ordered 2 sets of the True Medium Signature Bronze for my Taylors. I have a set of the Silk and Bronze in cue for the 12 string next. I am happy with GHS strings.
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Looks like I'm going to have to put my set of LJ Signature Series mediums on the Bourgeois this weekend! I loved them on my Taylor W10ce, so I'm hoping I get the same results with the slope-shoulder.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:08 AM
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I have a set of the Vintage Bronze on my J45 right now. They sound great.
I used to use the Lawrence Juber Signature Bronze exclusively on my Taylor 310e
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I’ve been using the GHS Americana strings when I can find them. I like the tone and extra tension/volume.
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Which particular ones? These, or ??

https://www.ghsstrings.com/products/...hosphor-bronze

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I’m another fan of their Vintage Bronze strings. For some reason their standard phosphor bronze strings turn my fingers black. Anyone else experience this?
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:26 AM
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I’m another fan of their Vintage Bronze strings. For some reason their standard phosphor bronze strings turn my fingers black. Anyone else experience this?
Yes the Signature Bronze did that to me. I just thought it was me, but only a couple of other brands ever did that. I have no issues with the Vintage Bronze.
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I have a set of the Vintage Bronze on my J45 right now. They sound great.
I used to use the Lawrence Juber Signature Bronze exclusively on my Taylor 310e

I have used the vintage bronze on a brighter guitar in the past but assumed they wouldn’t be a good match for the J45. May have to try that sometime.
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I have used the vintage bronze on a brighter guitar in the past but assumed they wouldn’t be a good match for the J45. May have to try that sometime.
It all depends on what you want to hear.
The VB's are certainly not going to give you the chimney trebles or upper mids of the 80-20's but sometimes it's a nice change of pace.
The strings that I like best on my J45 are the Martin Titaniums. They lean toward warmth. They make the guitar a power house for certain styles though.
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I have some Signature bronze on one of my guitars right now and like the tone but they feel like they have a little more tension to them. I've tried the Vintage bronze but like the Signatures a little better. I'll have to give the True Mediums a shot.
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I like the GHS phosphorus bronze 52- 11s. I've used them for years and can't get away from them no matter how I've tried.
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I have come to really like GHS strings on a number of my guitars. I also use John Pearse and Newtones to shake up my ear now and then but I really the GHS strings for both tone and feel. They are very consistent and their string guide (Shows which strings are more mellow or bright on the spectrum) is pretty accurate but it still depends on the individual guitar in my experience.

I also take advantage of different online sales and as a GHS news subscriber, they send me discounts now and then so they are pretty affordable as strings go.

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