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I've tried probably 10 different makes/types of strings on my J-35 and found a couple that sound really good, and the Thomastik-Infeld Spectrums that sounded the best...until now. I put a set of Martin Tony Rice MTR13 monel strings on it and absolutely love the tone and feel of these strings. These strings don't color the tone, but rather seem to simply bring out the woody tone of the guitar. It's hard to explain. They produce a wonderful mix of balanced bass, mids, and treble without the 'color' of PB or 80/20. Just sounds nice and woody. My J-35 isn't as bright as others I've played and has a nice full tone. But the MTR13s make it even more full and rich, on the order of the TIs, and I think I like the tone better than the TIs... and they're significantly less $!! On my J-35, on a couple notes I would get a sort of nasal tone...not bad, just slightly different than the surrounding notes... and that's gone with the MTR13. Everything sounds equal and balanced. And they feel fantastic. The windings aren't as pronounced as PBs or 80/20s and there's significantly less finger squeak. Sliding into notes is so much more effortless. Really nice strings and work very well on my J-35.

 

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I've tried probably 10 different makes/types of strings on my J-35 and found a couple that sound really good, and the Thomastik-Infeld Spectrums that sounded the best...until now. I put a set of Martin Tony Rice MTR13 monel strings on it and absolutely love the tone and feel of these strings. These strings don't color the tone, but rather seem to simply bring out the woody tone of the guitar. It's hard to explain. They produce a wonderful mix of balanced bass, mids, and treble without the 'color' of PB or 80/20. Just sounds nice and woody. My J-35 isn't as bright as others I've played and has a nice full tone. But the MTR13s make it even more full and rich, on the order of the TIs, and I think I like the tone better than the TIs... and they're significantly less $!! On my J-35, on a couple notes I would get a sort of nasal tone...not bad, just slightly different than the surrounding notes... and that's gone with the MTR13. Everything sounds equal and balanced. And they feel fantastic. The windings aren't as pronounced as PBs or 80/20s and there's significantly less finger squeak. Sliding into notes is so much more effortless. Really nice strings and work very well on my J-35.

 

DC

 

cool, i tried the regular martin monel lights and liked them alot. I use bluegrass gauge strings on my j45, so i may need to check these out

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I've tried probably 10 different makes/types of strings on my J-35 and found a couple that sound really good, and the Thomastik-Infeld Spectrums that sounded the best...until now. I put a set of Martin Tony Rice MTR13 monel strings on it and absolutely love the tone and feel of these strings. These strings don't color the tone, but rather seem to simply bring out the woody tone of the guitar. It's hard to explain. They produce a wonderful mix of balanced bass, mids, and treble without the 'color' of PB or 80/20. Just sounds nice and woody. My J-35 isn't as bright as others I've played and has a nice full tone. But the MTR13s make it even more full and rich, on the order of the TIs, and I think I like the tone better than the TIs... and they're significantly less $!! On my J-35, on a couple notes I would get a sort of nasal tone...not bad, just slightly different than the surrounding notes... and that's gone with the MTR13. Everything sounds equal and balanced. And they feel fantastic. The windings aren't as pronounced as PBs or 80/20s and there's significantly less finger squeak. Sliding into notes is so much more effortless. Really nice strings and work very well on my J-35.

 

DC

 

Are you basically trying to say you like playing with Nickel based string because they feel like electric strings?

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Are you basically trying to say you like playing with Nickel based string because they feel like electric strings?

Don't know. I've never played electric. I'm saying I like THESE strings because they feel better than the PB or 80/20 I'm accustomed to playing.

 

And to blindboy, yeah, they definitely have a smoother feel than PB or 80/20.

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