#1
Does anyone know which strings John uses on his Martin 0-15 acoustic? I know he uses daddarios on his electrics but I can't find anything about the strings on his acoustic.
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Find strings that you like, who gives a fuk what john uses. If you really wanna know search the internet some more.
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#4
I think John gets custom strings from somewhere in L.A., rumor I heard from another one of the frusciante crazy fan club members.

EDIT: I didn't type in what he uses for his acoustic, by accident. I have no clue by but sound of it, but I'd bargain they are lighter, maybe an .11-.46 type thing. However the bright and tight sound might be from the body, and I'm completely wrong.
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#5
Because I was curious. I don't even own an acoustic so don't jump to the conclusion that I want to put the same strings as John on an acoustic.

Thank you to the poster above me for not being a massive tool.
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#6
I use Martin 13's on my Seagull S6 and can get very close to the Desecration Smile sound. However his sound on Shadows seems to be a bit different.
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I use Martin 13's on my Seagull S6 and can get very close to the Desecration Smile sound. However his sound on Shadows seems to be a bit different.


I really like his tone on desecration smile. His acoustic tone on curtains is nice also. Thanks for the info.
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#8
Quote by funkbass369
Because I was curious. I don't even own an acoustic so don't jump to the conclusion that I want to put the same strings as John on an acoustic.

Thank you to the poster above me for not being a massive tool.


lol i would not consider trying to be yourself and not copy what someone uses a tool.....
#9
In the september 2006 issue (i believe, may have been July) of guitar player, it lists pretty much everything he uses, including his acoustic strings, and i cant remember what they are.
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lol i would not consider trying to be yourself and not copy what someone uses a tool.....


That isn't why I called him a tool. It was because I asked a question I was curious about and he automatically jumped to conclusions. Where in my original question did I say I wanted to know so I could use the same strings? He did not only jump to conclusions, he was rude about it, as was the poster under him.
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In the september 2006 issue (i believe, may have been July) of guitar player, it lists pretty much everything he uses, including his acoustic strings, and i cant remember what they are.


the only issue I found of him in 2006 was the November issue and it only listed his electric strings. Thanks though
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That isn't why I called him a tool. It was because I asked a question I was curious about and he automatically jumped to conclusions. Where in my original question did I say I wanted to know so I could use the same strings? He did not only jump to conclusions, he was rude about it, as was the poster under him.


alright misunderstood man

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#14
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John uses unicorn hair as his acoustic strings.


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John uses unicorn hair as his acoustic strings.

Oh, I see!
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That isn't why I called him a tool. It was because I asked a question I was curious about and he automatically jumped to conclusions. Where in my original question did I say I wanted to know so I could use the same strings? He did not only jump to conclusions, he was rude about it, as was the poster under him.





Hmm, speaking of jumping to conclusions....where did I say you wanted to sound like john? I said find strings you like, and figure out what strings john uses yourself. We aren't freakin google, it isn't classified info.
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#17
^How is he gonna figure out by himself? By asking John?
Maybe he thought that someone here knew.
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And where would they find out? Like I said, we ain't google.
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^How is he gonna figure out by himself? By asking John?
Maybe he thought that someone here knew.


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Hmm, speaking of jumping to conclusions....where did I say you wanted to sound like john? I said find strings you like, and figure out what strings john uses yourself. We aren't freakin google, it isn't classified info.


you said find strings I like which implies that I wanted to know so I could use them or try them or whatever. It wasn't a matter of me finding strings I like or not. I know which strings I like. It was a question based on curiosity. Nothing else. And I searched on google and looked at a bunch of different sites. Nothing is said about his acoustic strings so don't give me the whole UG isn't google thing.
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#21
Hey, you can read my post however you want. I gave you best advice you'll get.

If you don't wanna use the same strings what's the point in knowing? Basically what you're saying is this is spam?
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#22
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you said find strings I like which implies that I wanted to know so I could use them or try them or whatever. It wasn't a matter of me finding strings I like or not. I know which strings I like. It was a question based on curiosity. Nothing else. And I searched on google and looked and a bunch of different sites. Nothing is said about his acoustic strings so don't give me the whole UG isn't google thing.


Well you wanted to know what strings Frusciante uses, which typically around here implies that you want to use them to be like him. And he's right, UG isn't Google, so don't give us the whole "don't give me the whole UG isn't google thing".
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#23
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Well you wanted to know what strings Frusciante uses, which typically around here implies that you want to use them to be like him. And he's right, UG isn't Google, so don't give us the whole "don't give me the whole UG isn't google thing".


I realize it isn't google. That's why I googled it before I asked this question. I didn't find anything so I came here. And no it isn't spam just because I don't want to use whatever strings he's using. I simply wanted to know so I asked. That's all it comes down to.
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#24
Fair enough. I'm pretty sure he uses acoustic strings, though he might use electric strings.
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#25
There's nothing wrong with asking... god forbid someone should come onto a guitar forum with a question about guitar strings.
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There's nothing wrong with asking... god forbid someone should come onto a guitar forum with a question about guitar strings.


exactly.
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By clicking this.

As he said, he has already searched around the internet, but has only found info about his electric strings. If you're not here to help, why even bother? Stop acting like an asshole, dude.

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god forbid someone should come onto a guitar forum with a question about guitar strings.



Actually, god has, like many other silly things, forbid asking about frooshes strings.
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#29
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Actually, god has, like many other silly things, forbid asking about frooshes strings.


...I'm just gonna go ahead and ignore this.
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Everyone should chill out. I hope that in the real world, you don't get as wound up over acoustic guitar strings.

It's funny how this thread second in the listing on Google for this topic - there really isn't that much info.

TS, my advice is to check the websites of string manufacturers and check (if they have one) their "artist" page. I know when I buy a packet of Ernie Ball strings, the back of it has a list of most of the big names using their strings on it so it may be a start.

Have a good day everyone.
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