How about a NEW set of EJ45? They don't really sound good for like a weak, and then are clear and colorless. If a new guitar sounds good with EJ45, it will sound good with anything and better with just about anything...else. I feel for people like a forum member who says that D'Addario is all that she can get in South Africa in another thread. I have one guitar that sounds spectacular with EJ45, but every other string I try seems to be even better. Even a $6.99 set of henSe is ten times better sounding. But let's save the distinction of being the worst for Alice.
Reading these comments they seem to be like Windows: everybody gripes about them but everybody uses them. "Everybody" being hyperbole of course. I like D'Addarios well enough myself. I usually use low tension strings and of the ones I tried the ej43's are the best. Hannabach's "low tension" are only "low tension" relative to Hannabach's high tension strings, and the difference in sound doesn't justify the cost imo.Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑Thu May 04, 2017 8:23 pmI'm curious if people who learned to play on D'addario strings might have a bad association with them--all those studies, all that frustration! etc. Because the dislike is pretty visceral, maybe more than with other brands. After all, the main complaint with them is that they're innocuous. But since they're cheap, readily available and doubtless recommended by many, I bet that they're a common learner string. Maybe people want to move beyond those days and so buy other brands of strings?
Just floating an idea...probably nothing to it.
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