Any experience with these 5 sets compared to TI Bebops & Swings?
I have been happy playing 3 types of strings over the last decade on my archtop to play jazz.
Thomastik-Infeld - Bebop BB113 .013-.053 (round wounds)
Sadowsky - Jimmy Bruno Signature SGPR-JB13 .013-.053 (half wounds)
Thomastik-Infeld – Jazz Swings BB113 .013-.053 (flat wounds)
I switch between these every once in a while depending how much I am playing acoustically or plugged in. I had tried some D’Addario and GHS alternatives some years back and preferred what I am playing currently. I know that the Bebops and Swings are Nickel flat wounds and plain steel in the B and E strings. I believe that La Bella manufactures strings for Roger Sadowsky and they don't have a set of their own like the JBs (kind of in between the Bebops and Swings in one and feel...GHS half rounds are similar but I prefer the Sadowsky's). All of the strings that I am considering to try appear to be nickel plated except the La Bella 20PM which are stainless steel.
There are three sets of round wounds I was thinking of comparing to Bebops:
John Pearse - Nickel Wound Jazz 2920 .013-.056 (nickel round wounds)
La Bella - Nickel Plated Round Wound EL-JM .013-.056 (nickel plated round wounds)
Newtone - Archtop Nickel AM-M.013-.056 (double wrapped nickel round wounds)
There are two sets of round wounds I was thinking of comparing to Swings:
La Bella - Flat Wounds 20PM .013-.053 (stainless steel flat wounds)
Pyramid - Gold Pure Nickel Flat Wound GF613 .013-.052 (nickel plated flat wounds and silver plated plain strings)
Could over some comment in terms of their tone, string noise, relative tension and longevity?
GUITARS: Bourgeois - Fender - Gitane - Heritage - Ron Kirn - Valley Arts
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