#1
Which do you guys prefer (and why), stainless steel or phosphor bronze? Anyone tried mixing the 2 on a 12-string acoustic? Thanks for the input!

EDIT: Also, what gauges do you guys prefer on your acoustics? Personally I use 9s, but that's just me.
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
Last edited by theacousticpunk at Apr 22, 2008,
#2
Currently, the phosphor bronze John Pearse strings are my favorites. Before that, it was 80/20 bronze from D'Addario. I just think steel wounds just sound dead on acoustic. Never tried it on a twelve-string. Try it and report back?
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#3
I've had to mix steel and phosphors on my acoustic before, when I broke a string and was somehow out of spare phosphors. The steels have acompletely different tone, I always knew when that string was sounding. I definitely prefer the sound of phosphors or 80/20s (I use phosphors) on acoustic, but try it and let us know which strings were which and what the results were.
#4
I just (partially) restring my twelve-string, with EADG as phosphor bronze (Fender 80/20), and eadgBBee as steel (Ernie Ball 9s, I think). I'm going to post back once I break them in a bit.

EDIT: Actually, they are Ernie Ball Slinky Custom Gauge. There aren't bad, then again I've never used Elixers or De'Addario strings.
'89 MIJ Fender Strat
Rivera S-120
'60s PEPCO Model 211 5w head
'60s Paul (Pepco) 1x12 tube amp
'60s Harmony H303a 1x10 tube amp
Last edited by theacousticpunk at Apr 21, 2008,