Musings on music, sports, life in general from Quincy, Illinois.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Guitar Strings

I busted the dreaded G string in church last Sunday. For all the glowing things I've heard about acoustic Elixer strings, they've never worked for me.

I prefer the medium gauges, 52 on the top E. My favorite strings are John Pearse. They last forever and they sound better and better the longer they are on the guitar. Eventually they get too stretched and quickly get out of whack, which is also a good thing and lets you know new strings are needed.

The only person in town that sells them is Al Barnard, but he's never open.

Mississippi Belles are also good strings.

I'd be curious to hear from other guitar players. Seems to me there just aren't that many acoustic players in town .... and what do the younger heavier players in town like to use?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

10, 12 and 14 guage Romex

rodney hart said...

Romex ... I'll look em up. Are they available in Quincy? Are these electric or acoustic? You must be a player if you use different sizes.

TOOKIE said...

Mississippi Belles ......are good beers .........


I would try to find string made of cat intestines -------


Like I would know any of the notes you just said .....




You "axe" players speak Greek to me

rodney hart said...

Well, then we are even Tookster ... cause you spell Greek to me.

Peace!

TOOKIE said...

I spell Greek to me also !

Anonymous said...

Greek to Me is a great restaurant.

Dogs nothwithstanding. :)

Sean Heeger said...

I love GHS Boomers and Jammers for electric guitar. For Acoustic and 12 string I use GHS

http://music.heeger.org

RH said...

I used Boomers for a while but they never seemed to last long.

Sean Heeger said...

They never do last. I've had good luck prolonging them with fast fret. It's good stuff