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Guitar String~Steel or Bronze...

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by ray1018, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. ray1018

    ray1018 Active Member

    Hey buddy,

    normally a lot of Acoustic Guitarist are using Bronze Guitar String,right??

    and,is Steel String only for Electric Guitar??

    Is it posible to use it on Acoustic Guitar??

    What's your opinion??Any Recommended Brand for that??

    Thanks
     
  2. Nirvalica

    Nirvalica Guest

    well, i have one steel string on my acoustic right now because one string broke and that was the only replacement i had. It sounds ok. sounds brighter than the bronze strings. but the one i have on it is a D string, so its wound and might work better on an acoustic then say a high e steel string.
     
  3. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

    I did that in my early guitar days. Finally I decided that bronze just sounds richer on an acoustic.

    A couple of years ago I saw a guitarist playing with bronze strings on a hollowbody jazzguitar. That sounded good. I guess it emphasized the acoustic qualities of the guitar.
     
  4. zacanger

    zacanger Guest

    Depends on the pickups, too.

    Michael Hedges had an amazing acoustic tone, and he used nickel-wound steel strings on 'Barbara,' his Martin acoustic. But, then, he had a magnetic pickup in her, so that helped. I use steel strings on my Ovation acoustic, because I prefer the sound. The bronze strings are richer, steel is brighter. You can also get copper, gold, silk, silver, and just about any other kind of string imaginable.
     

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