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  • Year2020
    Instrument typeUkulele
    Builder / ManufacturerFarida
    Instrument ModelTenor
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerKevin Crowell
    Strings Comment
    This instrument is a bit bright and the brown Worth strings give it a bit more body.
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerFederico Sheppard
    Instrument ModelLa Crema
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerLisa Denoo
    Strings Comment
    In general I like to use the Savarez Alliance strings because they give more clarity and a less mat sound than nylon strings. For the first string I do like to use nylon, such as the D'addario Pro arte, as the Saverez Alliance 1st strings tends to be to thin and sharp.
  • Year2017
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelStratocaster
    Top woodAlder
    Side woodAlder
    Back woodAlder
    PlayerPeter Laurence
    Strings Comment
    I chose those strings because a version of them originally came with Maccaferri guitars, which Django Reinhardt played. Also, I like strings to be more even than most current sets. 10-45 is a good spread. The current trend is more like heavy bass strings and light trebles, which I could never use. Here is a video of my playing "Take the A Train" on these strings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_wfWd9coaU
  • Year1969
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelStratocaster
    Top woodAsh
    Side woodAsh
    Back woodAsh
    PlayerLu McCarty
    Strings Comment
    25.5 Scale (Kinman PUPs) Designed for lead playing, equalized string tension across entire set, less boomy with lighter gauge 5 & 6 strings, better sustain with wound G, warm and good for jazz and blues.
  • Year2017
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelStratocaster
    Top woodAsh
    Side woodAsh
    Back woodAsh
    PlayerMike Donnellan
    Strings Comment
    The Pyramid nickel 8s have great tone (much better than expected really), outstanding playability, stay in tune once settled in, and bend like madness when needed. Love the round core. They take a lighter touch as might be expected. Why are you working so hard?
  • Year1970
    Instrument typeElectric Bass
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelPartscaster Jazz
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerJames Whitfield
    Strings Comment
    I chose these gauges to tune my bass to CFCG, which gives me almost the range of a 5 string bass on a 4 string. The strings sound and play well, and the gauges I selected provide nice even tension across each string.
  • Year1951
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelCustom Nocaster
    Top woodAlder
    Side woodAlder
    Back woodAlder
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    I play mostly clean, fast, and LOUD through a Twin Reverb or a Tweed Reverb, heavily modified Blues Junior. Urban gospel in 300+ seat venue. I need lots of punchy low end from the bass strings and nice sparkling Fender cleans from the treble strings. Been using GHS Nickel Rockers for several years. They're the right sound for a Strat and Tele.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelStratocaster
    Top woodAsh
    Side woodAsh
    Back woodAsh
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Unbelieveable vibrato and sustain also used on Fender pawn shop offset Stratocaster for the same reason.
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeElectric Bass
    Builder / ManufacturerFender
    Instrument ModelSquire Jaguar VM PJ
    Top woodBasswood
    Side woodBasswood
    Back woodBasswood
    PlayerChris Cromartie
    Strings Comment
    Maple neck and Rosewood fretboard with a GuitarHeads noiseless J-rail bridge pickup and OEM neck pickup. I love the tone from the Ernie Ball Flatwound Cobalts. They?re bright in tone, yet smooth and easy on the fingers. Cobalt flats combined with the brass nut, the tone is rich and quite unique. A touch of overdrive really makes it rock. My Bandmates really dig it.
  • Year2020
    Instrument typeUkulele
    Builder / ManufacturerFlight
    Instrument ModelDiana Soundwave TE
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodWalnut
    Back woodWalnut
    PlayerJoshua Wade
    Strings Comment
    I love the Worth Browns on this Uke! They create crisp and clear tones and don't have that 'cheap toy' sound you can sometimes get from more traditional nylon strings. They have a rosin-like texture that helps them sound crisp as you pluck them. I don't think I'll ever use any other strings on my ukes.
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