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Ken Byng


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Southampton, England
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 12:42 am    
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I have been using the same strings for almost 20 years. Unfortunately the quality started to drop of with some of the unwound strings being tarnished with rust spots. I thought I'd try a different make, and bought a boxful of Jagwires via mail order. I got the Buck Reid sets, as Buck is a good friend and he endorses them.

Wow - they are such good quality. The bottom strings are almost piano-like, and the higher strings sustain for ages. They are beautifully wound, especially at the ball end. I also like the slightly higher tension. I will stick with these as long as they are in production. Very Happy Very Happy


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Georg Sørtun


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Mandal, VA, Norway & Weeki Wachee, FL, USA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 3:20 am     Re: Jagwire strings - love them.
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Ken Byng wrote:
[…] I also like the slightly higher tension.
So you noticed Smile Yes, they are fine in every way.
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Cody Stewart

 

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Traverse City Michigan, USA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 4:21 am    
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Danny Hullihen, Owner and Operator of Jagwire Strings, is a personal friend of mine and a great guy. He has an old school approach to customer service and will always put the customer first. I recently switched from SIT strings back to Jagwires. I use the Lloyd Green signature set and the tone from them is really rich. Sustain for days! Thank you Danny Hullihen!
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Travis Wilson


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Johnson City, TX
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 5:12 am    
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What strings were dropping in quality? I don’t wanna buy those.
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 6:01 am    
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Alright Ken; Welcome to the World of the perfect strings.

https://www.jagwirestrings.com/shop.html



Ricky Davis
E9th Nickel
.013, .015, .012, .014, .018
.022w, .026, .030, .034, .038

Ricky Davis
C6th Nickel
.012 .014 .017 .020 .024w
.030 .036 .042 .056 .070
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Slim Heilpern


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Aptos California, USA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 6:42 am    
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I've been using the Jagwire E9/B6 sets for a few years now and have been delighted with them. I replace the 3rd string (.011) with a .012. I've yet to break any strings, and don't need to change them very often.

Very happy camper here.

- Slim
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Marco Schouten


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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 8:00 am    
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I use the Lloyd Green set on my JCH. The finest strings I've ever used.
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Roger Rettig


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Naples, FL
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 9:49 am    
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My favourites, too. The service I've had over the years has been exemplary.

Thanks, Danny!
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Tucker Jackson

 

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Portland, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 9:59 am    
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Very durable strings too... they really last.
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Ken Byng


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Southampton, England
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 1:18 pm    
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Buck's set have a .012 on the 3rd string of the E9 set. I'm happy using a .012 and have done for 15 years or so. Modern strings give far less breakages than those of 40 or 50 years ago. If I was playing in a theatre or any concert gig, I would put new 3rd and 5th strings on my E9 neck, but that wouldn't guarantee an evening free of string breakage.

These days, string breakages are so relatively uncommon, I have way more confidence with my guitar than I've ever had. I have heard really good things about Jagwire string reliability.
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Paul Pearson

 

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Alabama, USA
Post  Posted 31 Mar 2020 2:12 pm     Jag wire strings
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I have also changed from sit to jag wire I'm using the Rickey Davis set and love the way they sound they give have a lot of sustain I love the way the nickel sound and feel
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Roger Rettig


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Naples, FL
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2020 5:15 am    
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If Buck's set has an .012" for a 3rd and an .038" for the 10th (I was about to ask that question, Ken!), then I may switch from my current endorsee to Mr Reid's set - just for that pretty picture on the sleeve!
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Dick Wood


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Springtown Texas, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2020 6:58 am    
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I put a set on an old Dekley I had lying around the house and they lasted around 7 months before the 3rd broke and around another month until the 6 broke. I played the guitar every night just for the purpose of seeing how long they'd last.
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Jerry Horch


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Alva, Florida, USA
Post  Posted 1 Apr 2020 1:59 pm     Strings
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I switched back to Jag's from another popular "steel "guitar " string...I like em..they are consistantly fresh. Paul's guages...
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Buck Reid

 

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Nashville,TN
Post  Posted 7 Apr 2020 5:09 pm    
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Welcome aboard Ken! I find the Jagwire strings to be the closest thing to perfectly consistent than all the many brands I've tried. Plus... you can't beat the customer service. Thank you Danny and Regina!
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