Mudcat Café message #512969 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36932   Message #512969
Posted By: GUEST,Kaleea
23-Jul-01 - 08:48 PM
Thread Name: Martin Stringstuff
Subject: RE: BS: Martin Stringstuff
I have been using Martin Marquis lights on my old 1964 Gibson J-45 for about 20+ years. I am a fangerpicker-no picks on my fangers. (unless I must use a regular pick for strumming in order to be heard) I prefer the silverwound or silk & steel. My bridge is the unusual rosewood adjustable which eats the vibrations making a softer sound-in addition to the fact that such an old guitar will have a very "mellow" sound, therefore I more often use the bronze strings for a brighter sound. I tried the elixer strings a few months back. Three of the strings broke within 2 days including the SIXTH. I don't think I have ever broken a sixth string in the 30some years I have been playing. After the three strings broke, I gave up and replaced the other 3. I did not buy any more elixers. Some people swear by them. Perhaps I'll swear about them, something to the effect of: those #$%**! strings cost me $17 plus tax (plus gasoline)!! *&#@+*!! Evidently the greater the price of the strings the higher the ratio of breakage factor i.e.: +$P=BF X infinity