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hi there!

just signed in to this new great site! my question is i have a martin D-35 and im using martin light 12-54 guage

my wife bought me a 1992 J-200 mint with a case for Chriistmas! i think it has ej16 12-53 guage on it?

my question is i have a supply of the martin strings on hand so should i use them om my J-200 if not maybe some pro's and cons would be helpful to myself and others.

thanks in advance jim

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Martin makes great guitars and great strings.

As always; a little experimentation with different brands and gauges will let you know what sounds best to your ears.

 

And no one is going to cry foul if you want to use up some Martin's on your Gibby.

 

 

It might explode though...we don't know...

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There's probably some in here using Martin strings on a Gibson, it appears not to be the most common or popular choice but I'm sure I've seen it spoken about in here.

 

I'd recommend trying a few of the more popular choices too though. It's a cheap experiment and you may find a certain type is more suited to your sound preferences. Welcome aboard.

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no harm to try and brand of strings on any guitar really. FWIW, Gibson ships their guitars from the factory with Gibson Masterbuilt strings...which from what I understand nowadays are D'Addario EXP strings rebranded. So if you wanna see what the true "Gibson" sound may be on that new J-200 as Gibson intended...you may give those a try at some point. Welcome.

Try the gibson masterbuilts only if you love changing strings!

IMO they last a day

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no one is going to cry foul if you want to use up some Martin's on your Gibby.

 

 

It might explode though...we don't know...

 

[biggrin]

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No problem at all - no logics like that whatsoever.

But hey, , , congs. on the new 200, , , , , , and your wife.

Look forward to hear more from you.

 

E-minor7 (a long time D-35 person)

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i have a martin D-35 and im using martin light 12-54 guage my wife bought me a 1992 J-200 [you lucky fella] with a 12-53 guage on it? [should I] use the martin strings on my J-200
. To get the best sound out of that J200, you are going to want to use a medium [13] set. You have 17" worth of top to get moving, so you need what help you can get , including tighter string tension. Simple physics. For that matter, you might want to be using mediums to get the best out of your Mart. Just sayin'

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Nice looking 'mint' you have there!! [biggrin]

 

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On my J-200, I tend to use John Pearse Phosphor Bronze Bluegrass gauge strings: JP 650

 

They have a standard gauge top end and slightly larger bottom end strings.

 

Fred

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Nice looking 'mint' you have there!! [biggrin]

 

.....

 

On my J-200, I tend to use John Pearse Phosphor Bronze Bluegrass gauge strings: JP 650

 

They have a standard gauge top end and slightly larger bottom end strings.

 

Fred

hi again!

i really like the thought of the heavier bottom end but should i have any concerns about the extra tension on the neck? what do others think as well????? thanks for the info

jim

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