Med. Tension SCGC strings on F model

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    • #960
      zorro
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      I know a number of you have restrung an F model with Med tension SCGC strings. The F is shipped with lites.
      I have checked with Carolyn at the Mothership and also with Tadol and they both say OK to do.
      I am restring my F Cutaway this morning W/ Meds and am wondering what difference in volume/tone/sustain those who have have done so have noticed.
      I will be traveling to Colorado this August and am going to take the F with me.


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #963
      tadol
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      The only guitars I use the Mediums on are my baritones – Haven’t found enough benefit switching from lights on any other, but have wondered is the short scale F might gain a bit –

      Def interested in what your feeling are about it!

      • #966
        zorro
        Participant

        At first blush….I’m not pleased with the change.
        The guitar has lost some of the “warmth/depth/note seperation that I love about the F model.
        It is louder but not as balanced as with the lites.
        They are new strings so I’m going to see if a bit of playing time changes my opinion.


        1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa

        The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #977
      zorro
      Participant

      The Mids are starting to mellow…sound is warmer…better note seperation and sustain…..I’ll keep them on for awhile longer and see what happens.


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by zorro.
      • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by zorro.
    • #986
      Frozen Rat
      Participant

      I tried the mediums on one of my 00 guitars and found it sounded kind of duller. I feel the lows vibrate the 00 size better and make the guitar feel and play more lively. So, like you, I wasn’t happy with that change. I’ve been trying other makes of strings too and I haven’t found one yet that I could say is better, which isn’t terribly surprising. John Pearse PBs in 12 come close but you have to let them break in for a few days. Still, I won’t put the JPs on there again since they don’t bring anything new or better to the table.

      I heard that SCGC used to come with Elyxr strings before they developed their own. I’m tempted to try them just to see what they sound like. Generally though I have never been fond of that string brand but curiosity might win out and I’ll try them too.


      Santa Cruz 00 — Goodall 000 — Martin 00-28

    • #987
      Quake17
      Participant

      Interesting observations about the medium tension SC strings. I have three F models (Yeah, I know) but have not played around with strings much. I know that I generally do not care for the “zinginess” of brand new strings as I prefer them after a week or so to mellow out a bit.


      F Cocobolo/Sitka
      F African Blackwood/Moon Spruce
      F Mahogany 1929
      000-12 Cocobolo/Italian
      H Brazilian Rosewood/German

      • #988
        zorro
        Participant

        The Mids are growing on me on the F….I am finishing up my restringing tomorrow with lites on the O.T. tomorrow.
        The longer the Mids are on the F…?????


        1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa

        The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #991
      tadol
      Participant

      3 Fs!  Thats great  – doesn’t make me feel so crazy having 5 – or is it 6? Well, ones a 12 string, so it doesn’t count –

      😉

    • #992
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      There are some FTCs in that list, too, right?

      …..someday, I’m going to get one.  They’re a great cross between a flat top and an archtop….

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