EB Earthwoods Yay/Nay?

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  1. Opj77

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    What are your experiences with these strings? I just converted to EB’s on my Strat because they are warm and full sounding. Haven’t tried a set of EB’s on my acoustic yet.
     
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    I put a new set on my Taylor 710ce, they sounded good, felt good but the G string broke at the ball end during a slight bend. I had a spare set and they're on it now but I'm going back to D'Ad's after these, so NAY.
     
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    I use em cuz I can't get my hands on martin marquis anymore.
    I don't like them as much
     
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    Fine strings for cheap. They’re all I use on acoustics.
     
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    Don't like 'em. Flat sounding.
     
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    i tried them on my taylor and they sounded flat and died fast.

    but that guitar only likes regular martin and elixer nano web coated strings for some reason - and i have tried many.
     
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    How would you describe elixirs? I’ve always read bright, thin, and brittle.
     
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    My Taylor, Martin 000X1 and my old man's D-28 love them. Huge "Yay" here!
     
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    with few exceptions, all new strings sound bright ,brittle and thin when brand new until they settle in after some playing to my ears.

    i have also tried the poly web version and i would say the nano version has more zingy treble and the poly version has much less zing and more bass for the 80/20 sets.

    i think the phosphor bronze versions of elixers are warmer also.
     
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    David Gilmour uses them.
     
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    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    i'm back to D'addario phosphor bronze, i prefer the tone over nanoweb elixirs, but they dont last as long... lively strings are everything on an acoustic. Earthwoods, i haven't used since the 80s...
     
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    I don’t like them on my acoustics. Here is what I do when I buy an new acoustic.

    1. Get sets of D’addario PB, 80/20 and NB in gauge I use for that style guitar. If guitar is mahogany or KOA body I also get Martin Retro (monel) in that gauge too.

    2. Start with PB as it’s the most common used and my baseline. Play them for 2-4 days.

    3. Depending on what I felt was lacking I move on to either 80/20 (if Guitar is too dark or boomy) or NB (if guitar is too bright). Repeat step 2 for this set.

    4. Try remaining set of 80/20 or NB just to see how it sounds on the guitar.

    5. Decide which I like best and restring with fresh set of those.

    6. Repeat the whole dang thing again 4-5 months later because I want to be 100% sure or feel I may be missing something. :D

    I like D’addario because I use 12 gauge on my GA size Taylor’s and I like a 53 E for those. D’addario is the only set besides elixir that has a 53 E. Even though Taylor’s come with elixir I cut them off immediately. I don’t like coated strings.
     
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    I have an unopened pack of EB earth wood.
    I haven't tried them yet. I bought them on a whim.
    I normally use daddario 80/20, but I'm not in love with them. When they are brand new, they leave some dark smudges on my left hand fingertips and my right hand (where my palm rests on the strings).

    It's very odd. It even happens with the more expensive coated daddario sets.
    After they have been played for a day or two, it doesn't happen anymore.

    I wanted to try a few other brands, so I tried elixirs and I didn't like them very much. But they didn't leave any smudges on my hands.
     
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    My Taylor 710ce came with Elixir Nanoweb 11's, and I fell in love the sound of this guitar the moment I out a pic to it in the music store. For that reason, I stick with the Elixir Nanoweb 11's on that acoustic. I have a solid wood Epiphone DR-500mce that came with D'Addario Phosphor/Bronze 12's, and I have experimented with different strings on that one, but I recently came back to the D'Addario's. I figure the manufacturers choose strings that compliment their build specs, so if I fall in love with the sound when I first play a guitar, then staying with the original strings makes some sense.
     
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    Never tried the Earthwoods. I have no real reason to.

    D'Addario phosphor bronze EJ17 are perfection on my HD-28.

    I like Martin strings on my D12-28 partly due to having a .010" for the high G drone string, rather than the more common .008. The 8 is just too thin for me.
     
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    I use the same D’addario on my HD 28. I agree they are perfect for that guitar. On the D 18 V I had they were too boomy so I used Martin Retro and it was magical. For rosewood/spruce guitars I usually use PB.
     
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