ok, so i was restringing my acoustic guitar today with brand new GHS Phosphor Bronze lights, and i was thinking to myself, why do I pick phosphor bronze strings over steel strings? the only reason that comes to mind is that phosphor bronzes are cheaper then steel.
so what are some advantages and disadvantages between phosphor bronze and steel; and maybe i'll consider putting steel on next time.
phosphor bronze strings will give more of an "ethereal" or "hollow" presence to an acoustic. The steel strings aren't going to have as many overtones and "color" to the sound. But it's a subtle difference between them. It really depends on the type of music you are playing. phosphor bronze strings are very appropriate for Bluegrass, Country, and Contemporary Christian music. I'm not sure what genres steel strings would be more appropriate for.