I am historically a Phosphor Bronze light gauge player on my dreads. EJ16s to be exact. Love the feel and tone. But recently the strings have been tarnishing my fingers badly. Not a huge deal, but just annoying. I wanted to give the D’A nickel bronze a try, as I have heard they sound similar to PB but last longer and don’t bleed onto finger pads. Totally a believer. The nickel bronze is crisp and clear, a tad stiffer tension vs EJ16s, but worth it as they are louder. And they last way longer, yet not coated strings, which I think just feel lousy. I bet I can get 2 months on them, so totally worth 11.99 a set. Shoreline is the way to go too. We all know how fair and customer focused they are. That is no secret.
Really, give them a whirl. Way better than Martin retros that feel like electric guitar strings, the D’A nickel bronze still have a PB ish feel without the mess. And more sound. Give them a couple days to break in. But not necessary, they sound strong right out of the pack.
These seem to wear a good bit longer than traditional PB strings, and the low end is a little cleaner. I'm still experimenting with the standard light set v bumping up the two unwound strings to 17 and 13 similar to the Elixir HD set. But either way, they feel great, sound great, and last.
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I saw these strings being used by Julian Lage on his custom Collins that just recently came out, so I put them on my 1991 Olson. Wow, these string are fully bodied and even from bass to treble. One of my fav chords to play is an Emaj9 w/in a 1-6-2-5 progression and these nickel bronze strings fit the bill quite nicely!
Put the set on my acoustic guitar just last week and it made all the difference! The old strings were quiet and dull so when i replaced them the guitar sounded new and now it projects like a canon. These are excellent strings and with the sale, it was like a steal.