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seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
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Hey all,I've been playing on medium gauge Martin non-coated phosphor SPs, but lately finding them very stiff feeling. Seeking recommendations for a string with a softer feel. Not necessarily as soft…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Johns Jul 11, 2012.

Your experience with Hoffee cases fit, etc
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Hi folks, Got European travel and gigs coming up and I've been looking into lightweight, airline-worthy cases and considering Hoffee's carbon fiber case. There are lots of positive reviews out there…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Thompson Mar 21, 2011.

Anyone have any experience with Voyage Air guitars?
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I'm wondering whether anyone owns and/or has traveled with one of those Voyage Air folding guitars. I've played one (the high end Dreadnought model) once, but I'd be interested in hearing from anyone…Continue

Tags: air, voyageair, voyage, case, guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue Thompson Feb 14, 2011.

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Michael Johns replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"I just put some Earnie Ball Lites on my Martin D35 ( Martin recommends Medium). But I find the lites exceptionally easier to play & excellent tonal quality with thes Earnie Ball lites Slinky......give um a go.......I've been trying new…"
Jul 11, 2012
Dane Hyde replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"I agree. I have been using Flat tops for about a year now and really like them.  EFT17's. They were designed for slide use, and are not very bright sounding. But I like them like that for flat picking and backing rhythms."
Jun 26, 2012
Glenn French replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"Have you tried D'Addario J24's.They're medium/lights.The low E,B,and high E are mediums.The A,D,G are light gauge.    "
Jun 2, 2012
Sue Thompson replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"Thanks!"
Mar 15, 2012
Craig Johnson replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"I really like D'Addario Flat Tops (EFT17 for medium/EFT16 for light). They're not flatwound, but regular PB strings that have been ground slightly on the surface. You get a fast, smooth feel and no finger squeak. Can't say whether…"
Mar 15, 2012
Sue Thompson replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"Thanks!"
Feb 21, 2012
Christian Dam replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"Try Newtone double wound! They are really flexible. But they are hard to find, sometimes, they seem to sell out pretty quick whenever a store gets a batch of em."
Feb 20, 2012
Sue Thompson replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"Thanks Greg!"
Feb 19, 2012
Greg Yavorsky replied to Sue Thompson's discussion seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel
"Pyramids either the 328 (hex core) or the Western Folk (round core) will have a softer feel than the Martins....really nice lush tone as well."
Feb 19, 2012
Sue Thompson posted a discussion

seeking phosphor strings with a softer feel

Hey all,I've been playing on medium gauge Martin non-coated phosphor SPs, but lately finding them very stiff feeling. Seeking recommendations for a string with a softer feel. Not necessarily as soft as Thomastiks, but something less stiff than the Martins. Any recommendations?See More
Feb 17, 2012
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Mar 21, 2011
Sue Thompson replied to Sue Thompson's discussion Your experience with Hoffee cases fit, etc
"thanks Mike!"
Mar 21, 2011
mike emm replied to Sue Thompson's discussion Your experience with Hoffee cases fit, etc
"HI Sue...Just checked out Hoffee's videos on You Tube. Impressive And a good looking case!! MM"
Mar 21, 2011
Sue Thompson replied to Sue Thompson's discussion Your experience with Hoffee cases fit, etc
"Thanks!"
Feb 26, 2011
j stout replied to Sue Thompson's discussion Your experience with Hoffee cases fit, etc
Feb 25, 2011
Sue Thompson replied to Sue Thompson's discussion Anyone have any experience with Voyage Air guitars?
"Thanks Mike!"
Feb 14, 2011

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At 7:51am on February 15, 2010, Steve Pottier said…
Hi Sue! Yes, I will be at Wintergrass!! I look forward to seeing you and picking!

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