joachim33 wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:57 pm
Laudiesdad69 wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:52 pm
The EXP D string is .028 and the D string in the regular EJ45 set is .029. They both are silver plated copper. I wonder if the used a little smaller copper strand to leave room for the coating on the EXP. it seems to me that.001 difference wouldn’t really matter.
I assume they use a thicker nylon core. To get the tension down they have to use less copper by using a thinner wire.
Have you played those?
I haven’t tried the EXP for classical yet. I just found out that they are copper basses. I was previously under the impression that they would be bronze, as I’ve only used the EXP steel sets on my old dreadnought. I really like the EJ45 set, so I may just try the EXP out. I’ve got about three more new to me sets that I’m gonna use up first. The EJ45 D string has always lasted pretty long time for me.
I am just now to the point that I want to try coated strings. I like that D’Addario coats the wire before they are wrapped around the core. Unlike Elixer, which coats the string afterward so thick that you can’t feel the windings. I’m going to try the EXP and Sevilla sets.