A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

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A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by rojarosguitar » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:00 am

Recently I came to appreciate EJ45 NT set as a very nice set of strings, but I just can't get used to the relatively tubby g-string that sounds less defined than the rest of the set.

But I have made very good experience replacing this g-string with a Seaguar Premier fluorocarbon leader line 80lb (0.78mm). It sounds just right within the set, feels right tension-wise and has much better clarity throughout the whole fretboard. A spool of 25 yards yielding maybe 20-22 strings costs something like 30 US$, making it 1.50 $ per string, roughly. Check it out for yourself...
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Re: A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by Kintla » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:09 pm

Fortunately I have some Seaguar 90 lb test which I think is no longer made, though I don't use it much. I've been quite happy with Augustine Imperial trebles of late, but nice to have the Seaguar if I need it. My motto is "whatever works". I also have Seaguar 80 and 100 lb test which I have tried in the past. Good luck!

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Re: A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by rojarosguitar » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:55 pm

100 lb fits well with hiegher tension sets. 80 seems just right within the EJ45.
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Re: A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:15 am

How does the fishing line do as far as intonation?

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Re: A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by Kintla » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:14 pm

After trying the 90lb Seaguar, decided to try the 80lb for the G. It works better imo, and regarding intonation it isn't an issue imo. But I am using relatively lower tension strings, for higher tension 90 or 100 will work. The 80 lb Seaguar G is easier to play and seems to have less influence on the b and e strings. Thanks Robert!

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Re: A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by Tomzooki » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:08 pm

I tried it too and really love it!
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Re: A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by souldier » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:40 pm

I've tried the 80lb and 60lb Seaguar Fluoro Premier for the G and B string and thought they were fantastic... probably the best carbons I've ever used. I'm sure replacing the G of a normal nylon set would yield great results as many like to do here on this forum.
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Re: A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by rojarosguitar » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:47 pm

I'm glad it works for some of you!
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Re: A good Seaguar Premier replacement for EJ45 g-string

Post by Hotsoup » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:29 pm

I'm still rocking the 80lb 3rd string. Once it broke in, the intonation was good. I've been pleased with it.

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