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CajunBlues

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Is it just me ? Or does it seem like it takes about at least one month plus at least 10 hours of playing to get that new string "twang" to mellow out...

 

I am a jazz player and I use no effects... So the strings play a big role in my guitar tone...

 

I use Gibson L5 strings on an Epi Elitist ES-335 with Gibson 57 Classics..

 

I could see how a rock player or someone that uses effects would actually prefer newer strings.. But it has been my experience that I need to age my strings to get that perfect Mellow tone...

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Is it just me ? Or does it seem like it takes about at least one month plus at least 10 hours of playing to get that new string "twang" to mellow out...

 

I am a jazz player and I use no effects... So the strings play a big role in my guitar tone...

 

I use Gibson L5 strings on an Epi Elitist ES-335 with Gibson 57 Classics..

 

I could see how a rock player or someone that uses effects would actually prefer newer strings.. But it has been my experience that I need to age my strings to get that perfect Mellow tone...

 

Hiya, CajunBlues, I don't think I've welcomed you yet. My oversight, please excuse. Welcome to the forums...and why the heck are you using rounds? Have you tried some flats? I don't care for them on my 6 strings but they'd definitely give you a rounder, mellower tone right outta the package.

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Is it just me ? Or does it seem like it takes about at least one month plus at least 10 hours of playing to get that new string "twang" to mellow out...

 

 

Yeppers...

 

that is why I change my strings once a year.... not into that bright twang sound

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I've begun to appreciate 'broken in' strings. Classical strings are downright nasty when new, which makes shopping for brands even harder.

 

I sprung for a set of Thomastik flats for my Emperor but they've only got a few minutes play on them. They'll be sweet once broken in.

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Hiya' date=' CajunBlues, I don't think I've welcomed you yet. My oversight, please excuse. Welcome to the forums...and why the heck are you using rounds? Have you tried some flats? I don't care for them on my 6 strings but they'd definitely give you a rounder, mellower tone right outta the package.[/quote']

 

I have never liked flatwounds.. Especially on a semi hollow or solid body... The pure nickels just seem to have great pop when playing solos ....

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