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New strings Thomastik Infeld

#1 User is offline   Gaolee 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

I just strung the guitar with new strings. The guy at the shop sold me these things, and said I would be spoiled after trying them. I had never heard of Thomastik Infeld guitar strings. They make upright bass strings, cello strings, and that kind of strings, but guitar? They better be good - they were about three times the price of D'Addarios. Now that they are on the guitar, the guy was right - these strings sound great, and even though they are pretty heavy gauge (.013 to .053), they are easy to play. That's my small enlightenment for the day. Thanks for listening.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:03 AM

I've had Thomastik-Infeld Plectrum strings on my Taylor acoustic and liked them. They are low tension with a roundwound E string and flatwound A, D and G strings for reduced string squeak. I've got Martin Silk & Steels on it now and am trying different brands and types, but another set of Plectrums will almost certainly be on the guitar again someday.


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

My pro jazz playing buddy has used TIs for years. I put a set on my Casino (11s, with a wound G) when that was the guitar he borrowed when he caqme into town. I got used to them real quick. They have a very comfortable feel to them. I'll probably put a set (12s) on my ZBD next. That's the guitar that they'll shine on.
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#4 User is offline   Bob Isaac 

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

I have just put Martin Cleartone 80/20 11's on my Epi Everly 180 and they sound great. Might put them on my Gibson 185 as well.

Bob
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