Friday, March 17, 2006

New Strings: Martin Acoustic SP

I've been playing on the same set of Elixir Nanoweb strings for quite a few months now, and it was only recently that I noticed the tone changing. Those Elixirs are nice, and the coating really keeps the squeaking down, but they're $15 a set.

I went to Guitar Center tonight and played with a few of the guitars that I could never afford (case in point: I really liked this Martin that they had, but it was $2500). I was mainly looking for a set of strings that I liked the feel of.

I went to the counter and asked what those Martins were strung with, and they said that they were Martin Acoustic SP's: $6. I'll give them a shot!

The first thing that I noticed was that I'm now squeaking a lot. I must have really took those Nanowebs for granted and got lazy on my fret transitioning. But, the bright tone is back into the guitar's sound, so I'm happy. We'll see how long this set lasts.

And Jiko: We still need to talk guitars sometime. ;-)