Post Number: 5
|Posted on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 2:10 pm: |
I've already introduced myself on a general post a few days ago and embarrassed myself by getting the serial no. wrong on my request for info!! Thought I ought to introduce myself properly - so hello everyone. I've just bought a '92 Elan (Walnut/Maple) and will live happily ever after I'm sure. I have a couple of questions:
- What string gauge would you recommend? Its currently strung with 40-100s but I notice in another thread that Mark Kings that are sent to UK are usually 30-90s (ultralights). Not that bothered as strings suit but interested in any opinions.
- Also anyone know why Elans were discontinued?
Thanks for all your help
From the land of the fen tiger, East Anglia, UK
Post Number: 465
|Posted on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 2:30 pm: |
Hi Jon; I would image that the players here employ a wide range of string gauges based on individual preference. In past threads it has been well documented that we do use a wide variety of string labels and string types. So my recommendation would be to try various gauges until you find the one that best suits your playing style.
Post Number: 312
|Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - 8:50 am: |
Welcome again, Jon. We'll forgive one typo but that's it! Just kidding. I did enjoy your Elan photos.
As Dave says, your string question has as many answers as people who respond. Personally, I use 45 - 105 Dean Markley Blue Steels. The main reason for those gauges is simply that's what I've grown accustomed to over time. The Blue Steels I picked because I like the feel, they stay in tune, and they sound good.