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craigskywalker
#1 Posted : 3/9/2012 12:33:49 AM
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hi
i have a msc350 montage and i need to change the strings
i have recently been practising string bends witch obviously caused slight indents on the strings
anybody have a recommendation on what strings i should change to Doh

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#2 Posted : 3/9/2012 2:58:28 AM
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How about trying D'Addario Extra Light Strings either the EJ15 or the EXP version. You may have to adjust the truss bar a bit due to less tension with the extra light strings, but give them a try and see if they work for you. Also remember you can use electric guitar strings on a Montage, but you need to throw a switch on the inside the guitar.
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#3 Posted : 3/9/2012 4:21:36 AM

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Remember to only use steel strings. The magnetic pickup won't sense bronze strings very well(though the piezo will work fine). Nickle plated steel strings or full nickle wrapped strings with a steel core or steel strings with a silk or nylon core will work fine.
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Originally Posted by: Boogieman Go to Quoted Post
Remember to only use steel strings. The magnetic pickup won't sense bronze strings very well(though the piezo will work fine). Nickle plated steel strings or full nickle wrapped strings with a steel core or steel strings with a silk or nylon core will work fine.


Boogieman, are you sure about that, because my Montage was shipped to me with acoustic strings on it and both pickups worked fine. Right now I have D'Addario EJ15 and both pickups work just fine. Additionally there is a switch on the inside of the guitar that allows you to use Electric guitar strings. Anyway I could be wrong, but like I mention I have acoustic guitar strings on it and it works fine.
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You can use acoustic or electric guitar strings but the strings need some iron content for the magnetic pickup to operate. A string like Martin's FX, Phosphor Bronze wrapped around a nylon core will be nearly invisible to a magnetic pickup.
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#6 Posted : 3/9/2012 6:00:32 AM
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Originally Posted by: Boogieman Go to Quoted Post
You can use acoustic or electric guitar strings but the strings need some iron content for the magnetic pickup to operate. A string like Martin's FX, Phosphor Bronze wrapped around a nylon core will be nearly invisible to a magnetic pickup.


Thanks for the quick reply, that clears it up for me and thanks.
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#7 Posted : 3/13/2012 12:23:12 AM
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thanks for all your help

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#8 Posted : 12/27/2012 10:57:42 PM

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I just bought a MSC-380. It was delivered to me with acoustic 12-54 strings.

Would the sound get thinner if i used 11-52 electric guitar strings?

Any suggestions to make it sound more like a jazz - blues guitar (fatter sound)?
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