#1
Hi people.

I have been hearing good things about these strings, but haven't tried them yet.

Naturally, string choice is a can of worms, but has anyone got anything constructive to say about them?

I had never heard of them, but the pedigree suggests that the owner (Curt) worked for a major string maker but got fed up with strings that break, so started his own company.

So. Anyone used/use them?

Cheers.

Gaz
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#2
What, none of you?
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#3
I can't say that I have...but when you say he got fed up with strings that break, do you mean he made strings that don't break? because if so I'd definitely go out and buy some.
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I can't say that I have...but when you say he got fed up with strings that break, do you mean he made strings that don't break? because if so I'd definitely go out and buy some.



If you look at the site, it states that he was a big knob in a "very large" string company, but was fed up of making strings that would break. His don't, apparently.
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#5
I use only Curt Mangan strings for my acoustic. They are amazing. Simply amazing. If you don't use them, switch over to Curt Mangans right now. They give a gorgeous and warm tone.
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I use only Curt Mangan strings for my acoustic. They are amazing. Simply amazing. If you don't use them, switch over to Curt Mangans right now. They give a gorgeous and warm tone.


That has convinced me. Thank you.

Oh, Phosphor or the other ones?
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I use only Curt Mangan strings for my acoustic. They are amazing. Simply amazing. If you don't use them, switch over to Curt Mangans right now. They give a gorgeous and warm tone.


How long do they last would you say, and how much are they compared to other strings?

And also...Nice song in your signature. That's one of my favorite songs....ever.
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#8
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How long do they last would you say, and how much are they compared to other strings?

And also...Nice song in your signature. That's one of my favorite songs....ever.


I get all of my acoustic advice from a private luthier who knows everything about acoustic guitars. He recommended changing strings every three to four months, and I agree with that. They lose their original tone after about three to four months. I just changed strings a month ago and they still sound pretty perfect. I bought them for $7.95, so that's in the same ballpark as most other strings.

And yeah, Echoes is one hell of a song...

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That has convinced me. Thank you.

Oh, Phosphor or the other ones?


I get the "Bluegrass" set. It goes from 12-56, and they are the Phosphor Bronze ones. I have an Art & Lutherie Spruce, and the Curt Mangans work really well with the sound of the spruce.
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I get all of my acoustic advice from a private luthier who knows everything about acoustic guitars. He recommended changing strings every three to four months, and I agree with that. They lose their original tone after about three to four months. I just changed strings a month ago and they still sound pretty perfect. I bought them for $7.95, so that's in the same ballpark as most other strings.

And yeah, Echoes is one hell of a song...


I get the "Bluegrass" set. It goes from 12-56, and they are the Phosphor Bronze ones. I have an Art & Lutherie Spruce, and the Curt Mangans work really well with the sound of the spruce.


Cheers dude. My nut was cut for 10's (beginner!) and it si wearing 11's right now, so I don't think I can push to 12's. Still...gonna get me some!
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Cheers dude. My nut was cut for 10's (beginner!) and it si wearing 11's right now, so I don't think I can push to 12's. Still...gonna get me some!


They make a 10-50 Extra Light. That might be a better option for you.

http://www.curtmangan.com/acoustic.php
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#12
I don't understand the whole "change strings every 3-4 months" thing. I mean, for coated strings, yes. Thats right. But not for regular uncoated strings.

I might have to try these though if I can find them.
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#13
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they sound very good on acoustics, but the classical strings are trash. Mine kept falling very badly out of tune weeks after i put them on.


Really? For the acoustic, I only have to tune up every three or four days or so, and that too for very very minor adjustments. I don't play stuff with a lot of bends though.
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#14
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If you look at the site, it states that he was a big knob in a "very large" string company, but was fed up of making strings that would break. His don't, apparently.


Curt Mangan used to be one of the presidents (or some really high position there) for Ernie Ball Strings, and then when Ernie Ball died, Curt Mangan left the company to start his own stings. I just started using Mangans, and I am totally impressed. I put them on my new Avalon and I love the tone that they give the guitar.
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Curt Mangan used to be one of the presidents (or some really high position there) for Ernie Ball Strings, and then when Ernie Ball died, Curt Mangan left the company to start his own stings. I just started using Mangans, and I am totally impressed. I put them on my new Avalon and I love the tone that they give the guitar.
Just my .02


Nice one.

Thing is, I can get them cheap as well, because one of my suppliers sells them, so I was curious. Might as well be able to get my strings cheap eh?
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#16
If it sounds good to you , then go for it. I mean, I don't like the sound of Elixirs, but some people swear by them. Its all about preference
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