New Elixir HD strings are huge improvement for SE Angelus

Discussion in 'Acoustic Guitars' started by Mycrophone, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Mycrophone

    Mycrophone New Member

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    Hi, I have an SE Angelus Custom. While I love the sustain and tone from the soundbox, I felt that the 12-53 strings I was using (Elixir Nanoweb) somehow could be improved upon but wasn't sure how. I read about the new Elixir HD Nanoweb Lights which put an extra gauge point on the three top strings and thus have 13, 17, 25, 32, 42, 53. I bought the Phosphor Bronze version of the HD Nanowebs and was blown away by the huge improvement - especially on the G string. As if it wasn't good enough already, now it sounds many times better. I have tried both 80/20 bronze and Phosphor Bronze in these new HD strings and find the the PBs definitely give more body and a natural warmth with the rosewood soundbox. (It may be that the 80/20 bronze would be better on the Standard SE Angelus mahogany body - you would need to experiment). Anyway, I wholeheartedly recommend that you try these new strings and see if you concur. I think you will be hugely surprised.
     
  2. packy

    packy New Member

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    Thanks for the info. Been curious about the HD's. Next string change on my SE Angelus Custom will be these guys.
     
  3. kranch25

    kranch25 New Member

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    Have used Elixer Nanowebs on all of my acoustics for sometime. Went to the HD lights last string change, and absolutely love them.
     

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