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FDP Forum / FDP Unplugged - Acoustic Instruments / John Pearse 200L 80/20 bronze wound strings

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May 13th, 2019 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't think I've tried any JP strings since my 70's Guild days. Hard to articulate but I really like these strings. Balanced, not too zingy, not bass heavy, just good old fashioned 1970's akoostick geetar sounding. Think I'll try these on the Martin next.

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State of Jefferson

May 14th, 2019 12:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just ordered some a couple weeks back, will try them on my 00-18V.

Black Gibson

Idaho, USA

Acoustics Rock! Well, sort of...
May 14th, 2019 01:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have Pearse strings on all my acoustics, they sound great right out of the package and they last a long time.

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State of Jefferson

May 14th, 2019 02:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Gave up on Martin strings some time ago, dull and inconsistent.

Now my default strings are D'Addario.

On the suggestion of Stefan Grossman, ordered the JP strings. Anxious to try them out.

Doc Sarvis
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USA/Salt Lake City

Tuned Strings and Tight Lines
May 14th, 2019 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

They are my favorite strings for acoustic. I bought a jag of Martins for a good price and I can't wait to burn through them all so I can return to the JP 80/20s.

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too many guitars and not enough hands
May 14th, 2019 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

Rev Mikey should be over this thread he use JP strings.

I've tried them on my D35 like them but i got 20 sets of free martin strings when i bought it so i'm cycling through them to see what i like.

(This message was last edited by LeftRightOut at 08:04 PM, May 14th, 2019)

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The older the violin

the sweeter the music.
May 14th, 2019 08:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

I put a set of John Pearse strings on my 00-18V, and they sound incredibly good.

First time I've ever used them, but I read about them here. Can't remember what kind they are, but I am impressed.

They feel different than the Elixirs I usually use, but not in a bad way. Good strings, I like them.

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USA/Taos, NM

May 14th, 2019 09:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yup. I've voted for them here via various threads. Years ago after doing a round-robin of many brands/types of strings, I settled on the John Pearse stuff. Definitely like 'em. They play well, sound good, and last for a good while, too.

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State of Jefferson

May 15th, 2019 09:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

I am often confused..
perhaps you may be too..but this may also be a simple matter of trying other strings and making new choices...

Discussing his string choices on his "Woodshed" discussion group on his web site Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop:

July 9, 2008

"Correct, on my Franklin Jumbo I use John Pearse Bronze Light Gauge"

Jan 6, 2014

You Tube video entitled "Stefan Grossman and His Franklin Guitars"

At 17:38 Speaking about string choices:

" ..I use regular Light Gauge 12-54 80/20 bronze.. not too crazy about coated strings.. not too crazy about phosphor bronze... I just like straight 80/20s"

Sept 18, 2018

On his Woodshed Discussion group on the subject of Stefan Grossman's choice of strings:

" I use DR Light Gauge VERITAS strings, non coated. I find them lasting months and still sounding great."

1st....John Pearse bronze.
Next...80/20 bronze not phosphor
Next...DR phosphor bronze.

I'll explore this further.

BTW the DR VERITAS have hex core wire on the wound strings . I have not tried them.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 01:10 PM, May 15th, 2019)

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