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    • #300
      gringo1
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      Hello,

      Can anyone make a recommendation on strings for a SCGC OM Short Scale in Cocobolo/German Spruce?  I play about 50/50 with a pick and fingers, singer-songwriter type stuff.  Curious to know what string preferences you have for you Cruzes.

      Thanks,

      Chris

    • #303
      zorro
      Participant

      Gringo1,
      I use SCGC light tensions on my OM, Otis Taylor H and the F cutaway.
      I used Elixer PBs until SCGC introduced their strings.
      Now the Remuda gets SCGC on the Saddles.


      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

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

    • #304
      haasome
      Participant

      I’ve had great luck with D’addario EXP-16s on my SCGC OM, EIR/German. They sound & feel good for my taste, and they last a long time. I like SCGC lights too and use them on my H-13, but I don’t like them as much on my OM.


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    • #305
      haasome
      Participant

      Duplicate post removed.


      – Paul –

    • #309
      gringo1
      Participant

      Thanks for the suggestions!  I will give a few of them a try.

    • #346
      tadol
      Participant

      On the short scale, you light consider the medium tension too – depends on how you play, but on the short scale the low tension can almost feel too soft for anything but fingerstyle –

    • #487
      clstpkr
      Participant

      I happen to have a new (6 month,s) SC Coco German ss. Looked at a few sets of strings.  D’Adario exp 8020  lights are great.  Santa Cruz Mid Tension are excellent. The low tension for me not so much and I contribute that to the short scale. These are my two go to strings on that guitar. If some one else has a fav. on that wood combo let us know.

       

       

       

       

       

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