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Body size. The word, I got my NOS (new old stock) 2005 D-35 in the spring of 2007. Fantastic responses, this forum is top notch. Lighter for fingerstyle, heavier for flat pick. Has that kicking bass but the the mids and trebles were still nice and clear. Martin rosewood guitars love John Pearse 700M's!!! I am not a heavy duty flatpicker but my D is a great all around fingerpicker and strummer. 80/20 Bronze. First of all, Martin ships new D-35s with medium strings. Hey gang, picked up a nice well balanced used D-35 today. I buy them 10 packs at a time on line and save some money. Last winter I played a show on a borrowed D-35 (1974) strung with Martin SP PB Lights. I like light or medium 80/20s the best w/o thread winding on the ends. I put a set of PB Med/LT on my D-35 and I think they sound great.This was a freebie from the last Martin Tour at Martinfest 07 or might have been in one of the annual goodie bag mailings from the MOC,however I got them they work well. May require a tweek in the factory setup to get the action just right since its not what Nazareth intended. Depends on your playing style as much as anything, I'd say. Golden Nehru Jacket Award, Friends of The Gopher Society, For the Great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, from The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton, 2008 Martin Custom 000-18GE 12-fret Slothead, TaylorMartinGuild.theunofficialmartinguitarforum, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chB_KFdVGdM&feature, http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default ... dID=236287. Never-the-less, I would ask myself some questions - How do you play? If you are mainly a heavy strummer, then mediums or lights would work. I used to always use GHS Bright Bronze on my guitars until I bought my new D-35 and nothing has ever sounded better on it than the original strings that came with it, which were the Martin SPs. Action refers to the amount of space between the string and the fretboard of a guitar. With the 1/4 inch bracing, I like lights on the D-35. They produce a MUCH richer sound with an extremely satisfying acoustic reverberation---Nanos make my D-35 sound totally devoid of soul, depth and character. Lately, I like the Martin SP PBs best. I tried many of them and my choice is always back on the same strings at every time. You don't say what your playing style is. If you are a hard strummer and want a lot of volume you probably want medium gauge strings. I just had a friend put a set I gave him on his D-35 and he's very happy with them. Interesting info regarding string tension from Martin's webpage... That's some really interesting information, Tony. I'm not comfortable playing mediums, therefore I use extra-lights, on all my Martins with bare nails and a thumbpick. D-1 Authentic 1931, D-35 (Brazilian), D-28 (Brazilian), D-28 Short Scale Custom (Amazon), D-21 Special, D-18SS, D12-35 50th Anniversary, D12-28. If you are a finger picker you might want light strings. Martin custom Koa slope shoulder, D-28A 1931, Gibson A4, octave mandolin banjo, Eastman mandocello and other stuff. I have a preference for light strings and am currently using Martin MSPLUS-4100. I would recommend D'Addario PBs over Nanowebs(coated strings). I use Martin Light phosphor bronze. I go with the SP Mediums and/or Marquis Mediums. This website uses cookies for functionality, analytics and advertising purposes as described in our, Queen Annes Revenge, loyal sea dog, grog. Brings out the symphonic. Sound full and loud, but not harsh. Any good quality Light gauge Phosphor Bronze strings. D'Addario phosper bronze medium strings are a great choice. An Unofficial forum for those who love Martin instruments - Founded by Steve Stallings. After a couple of weeks of hard playing, it was time for a string change so I put on a fresh set of the. Guitar String Guide and Training. Medium gauge, D'Addario or Elixir PB's. Gauge depends on targeted use. Thanks. Martin recommends Martin Studio Performance Medium Phosphor Bronze (MSP4200). It's a Martin D-35. I use light gauge D'Addario or Med/Lite DR Rare Strings on my D-35 and OM-35 and they keep up with anyone or anything else we play with or against. Played fingerstyle ... no flatpicking. However, I finally switched to Elixir phosphor bronze nanoweb mediums. I would second the recommendation for Med Lights. D'Addario phosper bronze medium strings are a great choice. All of a sudden, my guitar sounded tight and constricted; I didn't like the sound at all. Try a set of the regular D'Addario lights(80/20's) on it. Golden Nehru Jacket Award, Friends of The Gopher Society, 2008 Martin Custom 000-18GE 12-fret Slothead. I found the Martin MSP med's sound best on hog but on my HD-28V, Newtone Master class med's sound wonderul. Since most of my picking is at home, I don't need a lot of volume- -but tone- -I've got plenty. At 55 years old I recently purchased my first guitar ever. This website uses cookies for functionality, analytics and advertising purposes as described in our, Queen Annes Revenge, loyal sea dog, grog. Maybe Martin knows best and that's what you should use. Action. My D-35 came with mediums from Martin on April 15. There are a lot of strings out there so try some different brands over the next few years and see which strings you like best. The owner of the guitar said he was astonished at how nice his old Martin sounded. I'd throw on some Lawrence Jubers, medium. Martin SP PB or DR Sunbeams. It's true that Martin sets up most of their dreads with mediums and that sounds best when you bash it with a flatpick. However, a comment often made about the D-35 is a boominess in the bass. I called the shop and asked the owner what strings were on it when I bought it. When I put the lights on, my guitar came back to life. A couple of weeks later, I decided to change the strings so I used SP4200s, which are the Martin recommended string. Also, at the bi-weekly jam sessions I attend they do well there too. Answer: MSP4100 (lights). An Unofficial forum for those who love Martin instruments - Founded by Steve Stallings. Medium PB's to get the best bang for your bucks. However, I bare finger pick my D28 and I used to play mostly electric guitar so the lights work great. Sometimes this forum seems to perpetuate the idea that "real men play medium strings". I bought my '05 D-35 NOS in 2007. String tension pulls a neck forward from a straight ... Ball end. D-1 Authentic 1931, D-35 (Brazilian), D-28 (Brazilian), D-28 Short Scale Custom (Amazon), D-21 Special, D-18SS, D12-35 50th Anniversary, D12-28. I have a real problem with mediums as they are too difficult for me to play anymore with a slight amount of arthritis in my hands it just hurts too much to have to push that hard. I threw some D-Addario EXP Lights on it (as it needed strings, I'm used to those on my Larrivee OM) and now the bass seems muddy, John Arnold '37 conversion, '32 C2/OM conversion, '40 Montgomery Ward, '53 D-28, '66 D-35, '68 00-28C, '70 D12-20, '79 Larrivee L-72, '82 Larrivee L-28, '83 Custom Shop HD-28V, '01 Proulx Coco/adi, '05 D-18A, '07 MC-DSM, '18 Pre-war HD, some Martin Ukes. I played them for a long time and they do sound good on a Martin guitar. Not the marquis or the sp or the FX...just the regular ones.

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