Topic: Classical Guitar Strings
Just re-strung my classical yesterday, and am trying a new type of string for the first time ... D'Addario Pro Arte Composites. The gent at L&M that I bought them from pointed out a couple of unique features:
1) The core of the wound strings isn't steel, but a composite multi-filament core, which gives a much richer tone and projects better than the all steel ones I'd been using
2) The 3rd/G-string is a composite monofilament which gives a more seamless tone transition between the steel-wound and the nylons
I wouldn't have believed that changing to this type of string would make such a difference in the sound quality! The E and A strings have a much deeper and resonant voice than all steel ones do, and the G does indeed sound a lot better than an all-nylon G. If anyone reading this plays classical and hasn't tried these, I'll give them a hearty endorsement.
ELECTRICS: EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T
AMPS: Traynor YCS50 / Peavey VK212 / Traynor AM150T
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah