#1
on a acoustic.
ive had my acoustic for a month now and i noticed that when i changed the strings they didnt sound as good as the old ones and then i just gave them about one weeknd they sound super great now, why is this.
I love new strings on an electric more sustain and sounds clearer and more alive, is this just me but, im ganna hate the fact that every time i get a new pair im ganna have to wait a week before they sound good, i think the reason this is, is becouse new strings are to tense and i dont know to rich sounding. anyone else have this personal problem.
#3
I love the twang (technical term) of new acoustic strings.
#4
i guese its just me, i dont like new strings, and i dont like old strings
i like them middle aged, altough ive got to say i would prefer old strings to new ones,
prety weird but thats just me i guese
#5
strings played in for a little bit usually sound better than new strings. played in strings have stretched a bit, so that might be why.
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#6
yeah.... i typically like the way strings sound after 2-3 days better than brand new. it's not just you. it does depend on the strings though for me. what kind of strings are you playing?
#7
I'm not a fan of how new strings sound, I've just changed mine, I like em a few weeks after the change when they've lost that shimmer. I probably wont change em now for at least 6 month. Electric string changes don't bother me though.
#8
yea i love the sound a week after new strings...and what brand are you using? invest in a nice brand. I use d addario phosphor bronze 12 guage. I wouldn't dare touch some cheap 3 dollar brand.
#9
^yah thats what im using, d addario there the mediums tough, i dont like em as much as lights tough. Are martins good, there a diffrent material i think what that sound diffrent.
#10
martins are pretty good. im using D'addario right now just for the sake of trying them out. they die a lot quicker than my Martin SP's but they're still holding their tone quite nicely.

Martin SPs are great sounding strings. you should try them.
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- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#11
Quote by captivate
martins are pretty good. im using D'addario right now just for the sake of trying them out. they die a lot quicker than my Martin SP's but they're still holding their tone quite nicely.

Martin SPs are great sounding strings. you should try them.


I use martin strings (have used SP's but currently using lights), I agree they keep their tone for a long time but I find they take a while to break in, I'm thinking of trying d'addario next time, do they break in quicker?