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Which strings for Gibson archtop?

#21 User is offline   windhoek 

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 12:10 PM

I collected my 175D and Big Baby from Jimmy Moon today after a pro setup and oh my, I'm impressed. Both guitars feel bang on and I now realise guitar manufacturers just make them so that they're in the vicinity of the sweetspot, whereas a luthier will zoom right in on the sweetspot!

The 175D now has the Thomastiks on, and I instantly prefer them to the D'Addarios as the they feel smoother and seem frictionless compared to the D'Addarios. I'll collect my Classical next week, but as I told Jimmy as I was leaving, there's no rush because I expect to be busy with my other babies for a while :)
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Posted 28 January 2016 - 01:48 PM

View Postwindhoek, on 28 January 2016 - 12:10 PM, said:

I collected my 175D and Big Baby from Jimmy Moon today after a pro setup and oh my, I'm impressed. Both guitars feel bang on and I now realise guitar manufacturers just make them so that they're in the vicinity of the sweetspot, whereas a luthier will zoom right in on the sweetspot!

The 175D now has the Thomastiks on, and I instantly prefer them to the D'Addarios as the they feel smoother and seem frictionless compared to the D'Addarios. I'll collect my Classical next week, but as I told Jimmy as I was leaving, there's no rush because I expect to be busy with my other babies for a while :)


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 03:34 AM

I have tried a number of different sets recently. I have gravitated towards a slightly customised set. Basically D'Addario Chrome 12's with the 24w replaced with a 22 plain. I have found that the 24w G string had so much more tension than the rest of the set that it sounded louder and punchier and felt a lot tighter too. The 22p seems to match the other strings both in volume and tension. Plus it is nice to be able to bend it should I feel so inclined.
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Posted 07 April 2016 - 04:56 PM

Now you are spoiled. Once you get used to the Thomastiks, there is no going back. I found them really great for doing surf tunes as well, very warm and full sound.
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