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Unread 08-04-2017, 06:48 PM   #1
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Martin Titanium Strings

My local Sam Ash has them in stock. I'll be putting a set on a guitar within the next few weeks. Anyone try these yet? They say not to clip the excess string until after there is tension on the string. I may have to practice that on another guitar before ruining a $39.99 set of strings.

Look for my thoughts in the coming weeks on the tone.

I've beta tested the Ernie Ball Paradigm and D'Addario Nickel Bronze, as well as have tried many many strings, so I'm anxious to see how the compare.

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Unread 08-05-2017, 09:22 AM   #2
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$40 strings? Dang. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts -- I don't know if I could justify that!
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$40 strings? Dang. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts -- I don't know if I could justify that!
Not unless they lasted, felt fresh, and held their tone for years
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Whoa.

Looking forward to hearing more about these strings...

Not sure exactly what would justify $40!
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Hmm...very strange. So titanium core...nickel wrap. I know the classic acoustic winding is bronze or brass.

I mean, if you're looking to compare premium strings, I'd be interested in seeing how the Martin's stack up against these: https://www.thegts.co/acoustic-guitar/, where the strings are hand wound. It's interesting to me that Martin actually hypes the machines that are making theirs.
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That's an absurd price for strings. having said that, I'll probably buy some just to try out.
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So I finally installed them. My Yamaha A5R is the best guitar I own, and it was due for a fresh set of strings so it was the prime candidate. Moreover, the ebony bridge pins I installed in it are very short -- here comes a Go God! Moment: the Martin strings have bullet ends and secure snugly with the short pins.

The instructions say not to trim the excess string until after tension is on the string. I had practice on another guitar and was ready to go, but then the way Martin crimps the end resulted in a wide crimped end that would not fit into my Gotoh open back tuners. I went for it - I had to cut the crimped end. Thank goodness nothing unraveled.

Anyway, all strung up and tuned up and my wife decided to come home early so no time to play.

Stay tuned for more updates.
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This solidifies my desire to at least try them out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWncm7V4u-I
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