Reply To: SCGC Strings

Matt Hayden

I love ‘em.  I like the sound and find them quite easy to play as well.

EJ16s were what I used for years, because they were cheap, consistent, and available everywhere.  Always found them hot at first and then, when they got older, they’d get tubby-sounding with thudding basses.

These don’t die in the same way, and the middle strings might be a little louder relative to the others.  I find the strings sound pretty rich and fat and round across the board, no thinness here.

Some of that richness is the instrument, some is the strings, some is playing style.  I play with nails and vary right-hand position along the string length from bridge to fingerboard extension as that’s a simple but effective tone control, worth the time to try.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by Matt Hayden.