I've not tried anything else than the medium lifespan phosphor bronze strings. So far I've tried Sunbeams, EJ-17s and Martin SP 4200. As far as recording goes, in my experience, as with all guitars, there are some Martins that record better than others. I also just auditioned a set of Thomastik Infeld Plectrums. And each and every day we test our strings when we string up our guitars in the Martin factory. I went through five D-28's before I found the 'magic' one. Recommended Strings: SP Acoustic 92/8 Phosphor Bronze Medium (MSP4200) __________________. I have used Martin SP's for years. Although as an elixir user myself, I understand part of the point is tonal stability. So maybe not those. posted by ludwig_van at 10:26 PM on May 16, 2008 Martin's dreadnoughts tend to have a very smooth and slightly boomy tone. String brand should be secondary to choosing the right gauge. But in general, use what sounds best for the guitar. What are using for strings and anybody have a similar experience with pins ? I keep swearing to try those Thomastiks, though. My experience with TI Plectrums 12's is they last a really long time...maybe I have lucky skin chemistry or something. An Unofficial forum for those who love Martin instruments - Founded by Steve Stallings. Another string I really like on my D-18 is the Martin Retro LJ. You'll get a different answer for each person you ask this question to. To change or alter the sound for finger picking or strumming you need to adjust the mic position and listen in the headphones until you get the sound you want. I like the Lifespan strings that came on my D18...so much that I bought a few sets and even put 'em on my Taylor! I used that guitar to death....dragging it everywhere. Golden Nehru Jacket Award, Friends of The Gopher Society. For optimal listening, please use a pair of headphones. From fingerpickers to hard strummers to hybrid pickers, Martin has a string that is perfect for your acoustic guitar. I'd try all the strings folks recommend and see/hear what suits your taste best. 1980 - Morris B-50. I tried out a bunch of different strings on my Martin in the way back machine, didn't go super esoteric, but the ones that sounded best to me were the. 2009 - Martin Grand J12-40E Special. The irony is that some guitars that record really well aren't all that great when played live. I've been using Lifespan Med PBs, but I don't have a Mahogany Dread, only Rosewood. I have had mine for 3 years and use Monels which I absolutely love but just tried one in Guitar Center and loved the sound of it … It had Martin strings on it and that's the only strings I want to use. 919 27 1. I did try Polywebs once but hated that sound. Registered Member. You can't go wrong with Elixer, Martin, or D'Addario strings. My easiest guitar to record is a Mahogany Dread with a an Alpine top. Each set of strings is treated with Martin’s Cleartone technology to withstand corrosion due to humidity, sweat, and grime accumulation, leading to a much longer lifespan than generic guitars’ strings (hence the name). Martin SP's of course are fantastic and I love them. From the famed house of Martin Guitars, these are undoubtedly one of the best acoustic guitar strings that money could buy. Try a set of John Pearse. If I had a Mahogany Dread I would most likely try Lifespan 80/20 Meds. Been a long time (VERY LONG) D'Addario EJ 17 user and I've switched to. posted by spiderskull at 10:29 PM on May 16, 2008 . But Thomastik Infeld Plektrum's sound really nice to my ears and FWIW I've been using them exclusively for recording for the past year and a half on my Martin OM16GT. kingjack5. I mean it! Martin D-18 preferred strings for recording, Slate Digital Launches The VIRTUAL MICROPHONE SYSTEM, Already have an account? I have a Martin and I fell in love with the guitar when I tried it out. They are great but won't last very long. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is, On my Martin D-18(2012) i hate elexir's for recording , they completely make my Martin sound to bright and a little hard to play on. For what it's worth, I use Martin SP's. I like Light gauge PB strings on my 2012 D-18 with the exception that I use a Medium gauge 1st string. I don't have a 2012 D-18 but I do have a guitar that is very similar in build and sound and I really like the lifespan 80/20's on it. You need an account to post a reply. They are also a bit pricey. My D-18V seems to prefer nickel (Pearse or EJ22's)in winter and PB in summer, both mediums.
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