Jay-45 Posted November 24, 2021 Report Share Posted November 24, 2021 I recently purchased a 2021 J-45 Standard from an Authorized Gibson Dealer in another state.. They told me that the J-45 that I purchased came expertly setup from the factory. I found it a little hard to play and replaced the original strings with Elixer PB Extra-Lights. The sound with the Extra-lights was horrible. So, I put on some D'Addario PB EXP16 Lights, and now the sound is back to better. So, I have a few questions. 1. What are the best strings to put on to try to achieve the same type of sound that Neil Young gets from his Martin D28. That is the type of music that I play. 2. What additional setup can be done to my J-45 to achieve better play-ability for my short fat finders? I read elsewhere that lowering the action, or changing the saddle can really impact the tone, negatively. So, I would really appreciate any advice or tips to help get my setup right, for me. I am in Orange County, California and do not know any Gibson Luthiers. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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