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(@barnabus-rox)
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just replaced my old steel strings on my acustic with copper plated ones .

Question - Why do copper plated ones sound more tinny

( best way to describe the sound )

Thanks in advance

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(@iskateblind)
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lighter gage(sp?) maybe. plus copper is light.


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(@cyranodb)
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They make copper strings??

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(@barnabus-rox)
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copper plated ones yes "cyranodb"

Typing out what is written on the cover of my new string pack

"DR"
The handmade string
made in USA
"RARE" Phosphor -Bronze
RPL -10 10 14 22 30 38 48 lite

Then on the 4 Bass strings (G D A E ) The thick ones it says Copper plated

where as the the 2 high strings ( E B ) They are just plain steel ..

Anyone else use these ?

Hilch

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(@davidhodge)
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They give you two E strings? That's very cool.

I have used those in the past (before I moved from Chicago) and I liked them. I'm always trying different strings, though.

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(@barnabus-rox)
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have I said it wrong ?

top string on guitar E ? Thick one

Bottom string on guitar E ? THE LITTLE SKINNY ONE

I was taught that working your way up the strings from bottom to top it went like this .

E-----EVERY
B-----BOY
G-----GETS
D-----DOLLY
A-----ANDERSON
E-----EVERY DAY

I dont know who Dolly Anderson is though

????????????

Hilch

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(@davidhodge)
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No, you didn't post it wrong. When you wrote "10" twice, I assumed that meant you got two high E strings (the thinnest one).

Not to worry! But it would be a smart move for a string company to make...

Peace


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(@barnabus-rox)
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Ohhh OK David

There is no gap on the packet between the two 10's

Hilch

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(@kingpatzer)
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Copper strings are the norm in Gypsy style jazz, they have a certain lack of sustain and crunchiness to the sound that is part of the style.

Didn't think they had much of a following outside that world. In fact, I've had to special order my strings from a company in Europe 'cause I can't find them locally.

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(@anonymous)
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E-----EVERY
B-----BOY
G-----GETS
D-----DOLLY
A-----ANDERSON
E-----EVERY DAY

No, No

It's

Easter
Bunny
Gets
Drunk
After
Easter


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(@barnabus-rox)
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NEZTOK

Ilike yours better

terrific

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(@kingpatzer)
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For my younger students it's:

E lephants
A nd
D onkeys
G ot
B ig
E ars

For my older students it's:

E ventually
A ll
D edicated
G uitarists
B uy
E quipment

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(@davidhodge)
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I teach them from low to high as well. Far and away the most popular one is:

Eddie

Ate

Dynamite

Good -

Bye

Eddie

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Low to high, it's Eat All Day, Get Big Easily. Works for me.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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E very
A dult
D og
G rowls
B arks &
E ats


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