www.KitGuitarsForum.com

Learn to Kit Build a Guitar. Learn to Scratch Build a Guitar. Learn EVERYTHING Guitars Here!
It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:16 pm 
String reviews. Periodically and driven by no particular scheduling, Diane K will be giving us her findings on the performance of what we hope will be a wide range of guitar strings. Feel free to comment, share your experiences, ask questions and let Diane know which strings you'd like to see reviewed. We look forward to your participation in this new feature.
-tommy


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Posts: 70
I'd love to read your thoughts on D'Addario EJ17's, the standard offering for Collins and Bourgeois guitars.


Last edited by kinspeed on Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:05 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Posts: 1313
kinspeed wrote:
I love to your thoughts on D'Addario EJ17's, the standard offering for Collins and Bourgeois guitars.

Thank you. I've had surgeries on both hands and my left shoulder in the past year, so I haven't done reviews. I couldn't play a guitar. I hope to resume soon.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:14 pm
Posts: 943
D'Addario strings certainly have a good reputation. I've discovered though, that the best strings for one instrument may not be the best strings for another. This can be because of personal preference, or because different instruments respond differently to the same strings. While one can make generalities, the only way to find out if a particular set of strings is a good match for your instrument and your playing style is to try them.

_________________
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. - Josh Billings
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Posts: 70
Diane Kauffmds wrote:
kinspeed wrote:
I love to your thoughts on D'Addario EJ17's, the standard offering for Collins and Bourgeois guitars.

Thank you. I've had surgeries on both hands and my left shoulder in the past year, so I haven't done reviews. I couldn't play a guitar. I hope to resume soon.


I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you chose not to do both hands at the same time, that could be complicated. Get well soon.

I had surgery on my elbow several years back and was surprised at how foreign it was to use my non-dominant hand for certain tasks, especially during use of the toilet. I'm sure you know what I mean. lol


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:26 pm
Posts: 70
MaineGeezer wrote:
D'Addario strings certainly have a good reputation. I've discovered though, that the best strings for one instrument may not be the best strings for another. This can be because of personal preference, or because different instruments respond differently to the same strings. While one can make generalities, the only way to find out if a particular set of strings is a good match for your instrument and your playing style is to try them.


Agreed, but it's still interesting to entertain the opinions of others. I had the opportunity to talk with a luthier who's opinion was that back and side set varieties are only aesthetic, they all sound the same.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:09 pm
Posts: 5420
Location: Hegins, Pa
I was a Martin string guy for years but I tried the John Peasrse 700M and really like them

_________________
John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repair Center
Board of Directors of Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
http://www.bluescreekguitars.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:14 pm
Posts: 943
I certainly don't intend to discourage the idea of string reviews -- I enjoy reading them too. But, as the saying goes "Your mileage may vary."

_________________
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory. - Josh Billings
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: A new feature on KGF
PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Posts: 1313
Strings are a very subjective. What one person loves, another won't. Plus, what sounds great on one instrument, may not sound good on a other. We all have our favorites. The string reviews serve to remind us that there are a plethora of other strings out there, waiting to be discovered.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group