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Old 03-29-2019, 09:24 AM
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Hey there Tim! I use just the standard PB not the signature Bronze and I haven't had this happen. I know they had problems with corrosion before they replaced their packaging as a company.

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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, 01:49 PM
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I've been trying different medium sets on my D-28 & D18. My favorite brand on the D-28 so far, is GHS 80/20's.

On electrics, I've always used GHS Boomers.
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GHS Silk & Bronze are excellent for taming an overly bright guitar - available in 6 and 12-string sets.

If you feel like doing some experimentation the GHS Nashville tuning set CU-BBHT is also great at around US$3.00 a set.(Elderly Instruments)
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I have used the GHS PBs and Vintage Bronze with several guitars, and thought they both sound consistently great with no finger staining. However, I found they have a very short life, so they fell out of favor.
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Big fan of the Bright Bronze which do blacken my fingertips at times...but I don't care. BTW that is NOT corrosion in this case. I love the tone, playability, sustained intonation and played-in sound/ longevity of these 80/20s.

I also use their treated guitar cloths.

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Old 03-29-2019, 04:07 PM
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I have tried the GHS PB's. They are crisp and lush, a bit like JPearse.

Bobby your typically large, high end, powerhouse guitars have so much warmth in general. Are you trying to get even more of the warmth and huge piano low's? Or are you trying to make your modern guitars a little more woody as in "brighter or chimier"? Or more balanced, less overtones?

Last year I tried and liked your Martin 12.5 SP string recommendation, although i haven't reordered them.

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Old 03-29-2019, 06:18 PM
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After playing heavily for the last 25 years and owning over 300 high end guitars in total....
Not to be judgmental, well maybe a little, but that is 1 high end guitar per month for 25 years! Worst case of GAS I ever heard of!
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Just put LJ Signature Series mediums on the Bourgeois and they’ve really warmed up the sound. The John Pearse pure nickels sounded great on it, but were brighter. Can’t wait to see how these settle in.
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:29 PM
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How do these strings compare to John Pearse Phosphor Bronze?
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I enjoy playing GHS on my acoustic guitars. I tend to stick with the PB lights (6-pk), but have been trying out the Americana (formerly Signature Bronze) and just ordered a few sets of Vintage Bronze. I want to compare all three for tone and longevity.
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:07 AM
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The Vintage Bronze sound very good right out of the pack and they sound even better very quickly. The bad news is they begin to lose that tone just as quickly within a couple of weeks. If you have a guitar that is very trebly-sounding, it's a great choice. I put them on my J45 because they behave like the 80-20 stock strings.The pattern of wear to tone is very similar but the 80-20's will wear in and out more slowly. It's kind of an instant gratification thing on the VB's.
At around $5 a pack they are a good choice if you're after that "broken-in" sound right away.
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Your journey helps all of us deep tone seekers.
If deep, rich basses is what you're after you should try nylon bass strings at least once in your life. I switched to those (Savarez HT Classic) on my biscuit resonator before having it converted and was immediately struck at how much more beautiful the basses became (the instrument came with d'Addario phosphor bronze strings, don't know what reference).

Martin sell good nylon strings; I currently have their Magnifico tie-ends installed (with knots instead of the loops usual in classical guitars) but if you really need ball-ends they offer that on their other offering for CG. The bass strings might actually be the same.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:52 AM
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How do these strings compare to John Pearse Phosphor Bronze?
In my experience, I like the feel of the GHS strings better, less string noise, they settle in fairly quickly and last longer than the JPs. I have one guitar that the JPs PBs sound a bit better on though.

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Old 04-03-2019, 08:03 AM
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I believe I read somewhere that the folks who make GHS strings are from the same family that started Guild guitars. Can anybody verify that?
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I believe I read somewhere that the folks who make GHS strings are from the same family that started Guild guitars. Can anybody verify that?
I believe that's DR Strings, not GHS.
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