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I use them on my Gretsch 6122 Country Gent, and a Les Paul ES. I don't use much more than reverb or tremolo in the way of effects, and tend to play on the neck p'up with darker tones.

I like them, they sound "right" to my ear. I get months out of most sets of strings. I don't sweat acid, and I don't seek out overly bright tones.

The jazz guitars get Newtone double wrap strings, or LaBella nylon tape wound strings.


YMMV.
 

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I just bought a package of these today. They are about $16.00 (with tax)/pkg. and I'm curious to see how they compare to Chromes. I like the more mellow, dark strings and Chromes are about $24.00 (with tax) now.

I was told by the staff that these strings have lower output and are easier to to play (and bend) in general as they have less tension. @Paul M ...Would you agree?

The jazz guitars get Newtone double wrap strings, or LaBella nylon tape wound strings.
Where do you buy these strings? Does Pat Alonzo Music in Brantford have them?

I use them on my Gretsch 6122 Country Gent, and a Les Paul ES. I don't use much more than reverb or tremolo in the way of effects, and tend to play on the neck p'up with darker tones.
I will be putting them on either an Epi Casino Coupe (2 x P90's) or an Epi 339 (2 x humbuckers)...I'm leaning towards the Coupe at the moment.

@GTmaker These are the strings I mentioned to you.
 

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I was told by the staff that these strings have lower output and are easier to to play (and bend) in general as they have less tension. @Paul M ...Would you agree?

Where do you buy these strings? Does Pat Alonzo Music in Brantford have them?
I honestly can't speak to output....that's what the volume knob on the amp is for ;-)

I don't bend much, but I can say that both the Newtone double wound strings and the LaBella tape wound strings play very lightly on a short scale Byrdland, even 12-52 or heavier. The pure nickle strings are 11's, they play more firmly on the Country Gentleman than the Newtone's and LaBella's I use on the Byrdland.

I suppose the controllable "tone" and "feel" is a combination of guitar construction, (hollow vs semi-hollow vs solid), scale length, p'ups, & strings. Before someone pipes up.....yeah, tone is in the fingers, but I cannot change my fingers. Strings are easy & cheap to change. I've found combinations of guitars and strings that work for me.

All my electrics either have f-holes, or painted on f-holes

LaBella I buy online, Newtone I bought from The 12th Fret.
 

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I put these strings on my Epi Casino Coupe yesterday. So far, I like them. They are mellow enough for my taste without having to buy Chromes/flats.
 
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