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#1 User is offline   Richie321 

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:47 AM

Hi has anyone ever tried these 10-52 gauge acoustic eathwood strings with a plain 3rd how do tbey sound and .is there any other string brands for acoustic that use a plain G??
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:15 AM

Haven't, but I'm curious to know what application you're going for with those strings....
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 07:29 AM

10's ??

Tut tut

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:54 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 17 May 2017 - 07:29 AM, said:

10's ??

Tut tut

😂

Yeah - with an unwound G as well😅
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:54 AM

Does it matter?
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

Course not Ritchie
Am just foolin

Most will play with 12's
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:57 AM

Inquiring Minds.

Sorry😐
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:59 AM

View Postblindboygrunt, on 17 May 2017 - 08:55 AM, said:

Course not Ritchie
Am just foolin

Most will play with 12's

It was just a simple question thats all. I just wondered if anyones used tbese strings or used acoustic strings in general with a plain 3rd
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:00 AM

View PostOldCowboy, on 17 May 2017 - 08:57 AM, said:

Inquiring Minds.

Sorry😐

No worries
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 09:47 AM

The closest I can think of to this, is the set of 10 Gague (I think they are called Silk and Steel - brand name) that my buddy uses on his Takamine. I think the G though might be wound however. he tried them a few yeas ago and found they worked good for him. he has a very light touch and tends to gravitate towards lighter gauge strings. - it works for him.

While it's a bit of a different setup for what most of use would be accustomed to, I would think if you're plugged in to a sound source, or acoustic amp, it would work just fine. Definitely going to give you faster / easier action if you're looking for that. Unplugged, the lighter strings will not work the top like a set of 12s or 13s would, and would be a bit of a trick for finger picking, (this is just pure physics here), but it's really down to what you're looking for as an individual player.

Give it a try Richie, you may find for your playing, it works great. you can always switch em out in a few days if you're not diggin it.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:29 AM

Pete Riley who plays with Amy Wadge always uses a plain G. Could be worth finding him on Facebook and dropping him a message about what strings he uses.

I've tried it and it's not really for me in terms of tone and feel, but I do wear out a fearsome amount of G strings so it's a consideration for the future.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:59 AM

View Postkidblast, on 17 May 2017 - 09:47 AM, said:

The closest I can think of to this, is the set of 10 Gague (I think they are called Silk and Steel - brand name) that my buddy uses on his Takamine. I think the G though might be wound however. he tried them a few yeas ago and found they worked good for him. he has a very light touch and tends to gravitate towards lighter gauge strings. - it works for him.

While it's a bit of a different setup for what most of use would be accustomed to, I would think if you're plugged in to a sound source, or acoustic amp, it would work just fine. Definitely going to give you faster / easier action if you're looking for that. Unplugged, the lighter strings will not work the top like a set of 12s or 13s would, and would be a bit of a trick for finger picking, (this is just pure physics here), but it's really down to what you're looking for as an individual player.

Give it a try Richie, you may find for your playing, it works great. you can always switch em out in a few days if you're not diggin it.

Thanks for that
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 10:59 AM

View PostJinder, on 17 May 2017 - 10:29 AM, said:

Pete Riley who plays with Amy Wadge always uses a plain G. Could be worth finding him on Facebook and dropping him a message about what strings he uses.

I've tried it and it's not really for me in terms of tone and feel, but I do wear out a fearsome amount of G strings so it's a consideration for the future.
i.ll do that thanks
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:04 AM

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Pete Riley who plays with Amy Wadge always uses a plain G. Could be worth finding him on Facebook and dropping him a message about what strings he uses.

I've tried it and it's not really for me in terms of tone and feel, but I do wear out a fearsome amount of G strings so it's a consideration for the future.
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:40 PM

What's a "plain third" string and what's the difference between it and a regular (if that's what you'd call it) third string? Seriously, I just use Martin SPs on most everything. Didn't know there was such a thing as a "plain third."
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 01:58 PM

View PostMissouriPicker, on 17 May 2017 - 01:40 PM, said:

What's a "plain third" string and what's the difference between it and a regular (if that's what you'd call it) third string? Seriously, I just use Martin SPs on most everything. Didn't know there was such a thing as a "plain third."


Means it's not wound , like the B and E
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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:52 PM

Damn electric guitar string 'plain 3rd' nonsense. My routine: buy a set of electrics and a wound 3rd to replace the plain one! Haven't owned a solid body electric in forever, though.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:25 AM

View PostMissouriPicker, on 17 May 2017 - 01:40 PM, said:

What's a "plain third" string and what's the difference between it and a regular (if that's what you'd call it) third string? Seriously, I just use Martin SPs on most everything. Didn't know there was such a thing as a "plain third."


if you just play acoustic Larry, you probably wouldn't ever realize it!

Electric sets have some that have a wound G available, but they are usually not part of the normal/standard set.

For archtops for example, a popular set with 11 or 12 gauge nickle strings would be to add the wound G. Don't bend quite as easy, but for finger style playing on a jazz box, they DO help the feel work a bit better.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:56 AM

View PostRichie321, on 17 May 2017 - 04:47 AM, said:

Hi has anyone ever tried these 10-52 gauge acoustic eathwood strings with a plain 3rd how do tbey sound and .is there any other string brands for acoustic that use a plain G??
Cheers Richie Uk

I have an acoustic with a standard 12 set, but I replaced the G for a plain 18 and replaced the D for a flatwound. Very practicle to avoid (sometimes unavoidable) string noise. I use this guitar in an acoustic band for steelguitar-like bending on G and B. And some intros sound much better when I have to 'slide' from one position into the next. Overall the guitar sounds quite normal for an acoustic guitar.
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