Hi all, I don't frequent this area very often as I'm not as regular playing Acoustic as I am with electric.
But thought I'd ask about Acoustic strings. I play generally basic finger style folky type music on Acoustic, think like Laura Marling, Paul Simon, that kind of thing, but usually in standard tuning.
I know there's a lot of choice and a lot of info out there, but I wanted to ask - What strings might be good for this kind of playing? I play a Taylor Big Baby, which I know will never sound that good but it's an ok size and I'd not get much it of I tried to sell it on.
My favourite so far have Silk and Steel strings but they seem to last only a few weeks before they sound like they are past it, and I don't play that much on them. Then I go and buy a normal set and I find they are too heavy for me and they sound too "bright" for want of a better word.
My current strings are EB Earthwood phosphor bronze 12-54 but they are too hard for me. Last year I tried some which were 9-45 (daddario) but they couldn't hold the tune and were a pain when I used a capo as they would bend out of tune too easily. The silk and steel ones were apparently 11-47 but of course they were softer being coated in silk on the big strings.
I'm used to playing an electric, where I largely use 11s but that feels somewhere harder on acoustic. Would I just be better trying to get a semi acoustic or archtop style instead as that should feel more like electric? And might make a more unique sound for the finger picking that I do.
I like the less clingy-clangy sounds on Acoustic, I guess "warm" but basically without that scratchy metallic sound. I don't want a nylon string though.
Any ideas would be welcome, to help me pass the time on this lovely Sunday afternoon
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