New strings — almost like having a new guitar

Trying out some new strings on my Washburn. I changed them in hope that I would finally like my guitar again. I thought I would after I put the Silk & Steel strings on, but that didn’t last; first of all, I couldn’t really play it with a pick or my metal finger picks anymore, and second of all, the fret noise I had been complaining about for a while was still there. Now that seems gone, and it also sounds great.

Other guitar players will probably hate me though… they’re 13s 😎 .
Which, of course, is the reason I wanted to try them in the first place. I wanted to know if that would solve the noise problem, and it did. Before I changed them I played Alan‘s Martin with the 13s for a bit to make sure I can actually play them, and I didn’t notice anything. I mean, of course I did, but it didn’t really make it more difficult. He thought it was a good idea, too; he said, it makes it a much better guitar. I think he’s right; it has a lot more power this way.

As an added bonus, no one else will want to play it now :P. (Well, except for Alan, of course; he’s been using that size forever on his Martin.)

I’ll post a video as soon as I have time to make one.


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