Category Archive: Guitar Strings Reviews

Thomastik-Infeld Plectrum Guitar Strings Review

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Back in 1919, two of Vienna’s finest acoustical engineers decided to combine their research efforts. Franz Thomastik and Otto Infield originally decided to keep their business enterprises separate, despite occupying the same building in Vienna. Because they shared an address, the Vienna government registered the businesses as one enterprise, and in 1921, the companies officially …

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Cleartone 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings Review

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The premier choice for players of a variety of genres, the Cleartone 80/20 bronze acoustic strings are not every guitarist’s first choice of string, but they should be. These strings are highly underrated, and best suited for players seeking a crisp, punchy tone from their acoustic guitar. While these strings aren’t necessarily best suited to …

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Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Guitar Strings Review

Over the years, we’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon in the music gear space: people only notice large items. For instance, everyone knows that Jimmy Page played the double-necked SG, and most rock fans have no trouble visualizing the concentric circles adorning Zakk Wylde’s infamous Les Paul. Fans likely even know that AC/DC’s Angus Young plays …

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The Best Jazz Guitar Strings

In the words of the immortal jazz trombonist J.J. Johnson, “Jazz is restless. It won’t stay put and it never will.” This quote highlights the progressive and innovative nature of a genre that’s adapted quite a bit over its century of existence, but throughout its numerous changes, a sense of respect has been held for …

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Martin MEC Clapton’s Choice Guitar Strings Review

Ah, Eric Clapton. Lovingly known as one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time, the man has actually been entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times, as a solo artist, with Cream, and with the Yardbirds. It shouldn’t be too surprising then that entire generations of guitarists have grown up …

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Savarez 540R Alliance HT Classic Guitar Strings Review

Many of the strings we’ve talked about it other reviews are mainstream, mass-marketed products, but there are also a handful of lesser known luxury strings available if you search hard enough. In the realm of classical guitar, Savarez is typically marketed as a higher-end boutique brand, and for good reason: these strings offer a number …

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D’Addario EJ38 12 String Guitar Strings Review

There’s nothing in the world like a 12-string guitar; the fullness and richness of the sound is simply unmatched by any other instrument. Players like John Butler and Roger McGuinn can make their axes sing like none other, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that any musician can pick up a 12-string and burst into “Ocean”. …

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D’Addario Pro-Arte EJ46 Classical Guitar Strings Review

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Few string manufacturers command the respect and authority of D’Addario. These ubiquitous strings have been found on the guitars of professionals, amateurs, and beginning players alike, but have you ever considered why these strings are as popular as they are? After all, what really sets apart a D’Addario from the competition? We’ve wondered those exact …

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Martin M1400 Marquis Silk and Steel Guitar Strings Review

When you take a trip to your local music shop and examine the string section, it should become obvious that there are dozens of different styles of strings, each of which is best suited for a certain playing style and lends itself nicely to a specific genre. It can be a confusing world at times, …

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Albert Augustine 525a Strings Review

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For a genre that relies almost entirely on acoustic instrumentation, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that the world of classical guitar places a great deal of emphasis on the quality of strings. After all, this is a genre that has existed for hundreds of years and seen a number of different …

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