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Thread: brass strings

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    Registered User fortymile's Avatar
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    brass strings

    god i miss them.

    or did i hallucinate them? i think that in the year 1999 i had a set of BRASS strings on my acoustic guitar. they were impossibly, impossibly bright and awesome sounding. i've never played on anything like them. but every time i ask at a music store people either dont remember, have never heard of such a thing, or mumble something vague about them not being useful/corroding too fast, etc. but im SURE i had them. i cant get a straight answer from anyone as to whether or not theyre real or if i just imagined them (i dont think so!)

    maybe they are no longer produced?
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    I've got brass strings on my acoustic at the moment! I do quite like the sounds.

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    A quick google returned this, proving that they still exist (though I've never used or heard of them before)

    http://www.bill-lewington.com/black/black8020.htm

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    Kool, I have never seen Brass wound strings. Bronze wound are very popular though for acoustic.

    The whole thing is that they have a better sound acoustically but a magnetic pick-up (like on an electric) does not pick up any metal that is not magnetic. The non wound strings are usually plain steel and the inner core of a wound string is usually steel. Although the magnetic pick up does pick up the steel core, it works better if it can pick up the windings as well.

    Nickle is the most popular for electric.

    There are a wide variety of strings though.
    Check out this Glossary of different string materials and what they do.

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    oh my god. where did you get your brass strings? i MUST have those again. for anyone who doesnt play on them, its tough to describe how they sound...bright is definitely a key word. there is also a 'poppiness' to them. a pluckiness. they ring forever. the tone is just sweet.

    i'd order them online if i could. who makes yours, mattw?


    ahhh...nevermind. just ordered a set of peavey brass wound. w00t~! thanks guys
    Last edited by fortymile; 02-16-2005 at 06:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Los Boleros
    There are a wide variety of strings though.
    Check out this Glossary of different string materials and what they do.
    You can buy your strings at that sight. It is very affordable and you can get exactly what you are looking for.

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    wow cool site...
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