Acoustic Guitar - page 5

All strings are vailable in bulk
Alle Saiten sind auch langgelegt erhältlich
The bass strings E, A, d are round wound
on a nylon core for a big warm sound
without ­distracting picking noises. The tre-
ble strings are flatwound nylon on a rope
core and sound brighter than nylon strings.
JOHN PEARSE
is the perfect set for acoustic
fingerstyle guitar.
Die tiefen Saiten E, A, d sind runddrahtum­
sponnen auf Nylon und bringen beim Finger­
picking volle, runde Bässe ohne metallisches
Anzupf­geräusch. Die hohen Saiten werden
über einem Seilkern nylonbandumsponnen
und klingen daher etwas heller als Nylon­saiten.
Der ideale Satz für Folk Fingerpicking.
john pearse
folk
cat.# note material
ins
mm lbs
kp
PJ16 E nylon flat wound on steel core
.016 0.40 14.0 6.4
PJ24 B nylon flat wound on rope core
.024 0.60 14.5 6.6
PJ25 G nylon flat wound on rope core
.025 0.62 14.0 6.4
PJ30 D round wound on nylon core
.030 0.75 14.7 6.7
PJ35 A round wound on nylon core
.035 0.90 14.2 6.5
PJ43 E round wound on nylon core
.043 1.10 13.5 6.1
PJ16
PJ24
PJ25
PJ30
PJ35
PJ43
Set PJ116
String care
General
Changing strings
As a string is played, metal is physically worn off from the windings, especially in areas where
there is contact with the frets. Also, the acid in the sweat of the player’s hands will cause
further deterioration where the fingers come in contact with the strings. As this occurs over
a period of time, the string will no longer have a uniform mass and will not play true. At this
point the richness in overtones is diminished, and the volume of sound decreased.
String life can be somewhat prolonged by wiping the strings with a dry lint-free cloth after
each playing session. Avoid using oils or grease, as they will mute the metals and could cause
the windings to slip and become loose (which affects intonation and tone, effectively ruining
the string).
The matter of when, and how often, to change strings is a somewhat subjective decision. The
general rule is to change the set before your strings have deteriorated to the point that tone and
intonation are affected. It is highly recommended to change the entire set at the same time,
in order to retain proper string to string balance and volume. Action and intonation should be
checked periodically, such as when changing strings, even when replacing them with the same
style and gauge, as minor variations can occur. Also, weather changes or different climactic
conditions encountered in traveling can affect a guitar’s action and intonation.
It is important to always check action and intonation, and make adjustments if necessary,
when changing string styles or gauges. Especially if trying strings of a lighter gauge for the
first time, it may be necessary to make some adjustments to the bridge, neck, nut and truss
rod, to restore proper action and to prevent string buzz.
When the instrument is not in use, do not release the tension of any of the strings, as this is
harmful to both the instrument and the strings.
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