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GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Light 12 Strings, .011 - .048, VN-12L

GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Light 12 Strings, .011 - .048, VN-12L
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GHS
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VN-12L
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GHS_VN-12L
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GHS Acoustic Guitar Vintage Bronze 85/15 Light 12 Strings, .011 - .048, VN-12L5Matt WestJune 14, 2011Same as said for the medium gauge 85/15's: these strings have a vintage sound and are a good balance between the 80/20's and phosphor bronze strings. The tension is closer to the phosphor bronze I would say. I don't play my 12-string as much as say one of the six string guitars I have, so I will be using a coated string as D'addario's 80/20 for the longer lasting feature that may not have as mellow a tone as the 85/15's so, i have a trade-off longevity for a little mellowness. If you're playing a 12 often and you have you're own string changing roadie, then this may be the perfect string for you.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel

.011

 18.0

2nd E

Plain Steel

.011

 18.0

3rd B

Plain Steel

.014

 16.0

4th B

Plain Steel

.014

 16.0

5th G

85/15 Roundwound

.020

 18.5

6th G

Plain Steel

.009

 

7th D

85/15 Roundwound

.030

 

8th D

Plain Steel

.012

 

9th A

85/15 Roundwound

.040

 

10th A

Plain Steel

.016

 

11th E

85/15 Roundwound

.048

 19.0

12th E

85/15 Roundwound

.026

 



 

"New and improved GHS VINTAGE BRONZE acoustic guitar strings are wound with a special, time tested 85/15 copper-zinc alloy over a hex core to provide a rich, warm yet vibrant tone. The redesigned core-to-cover ratio yields a richer blend with extended tone life."

 GHS Strings

 

"GHS Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality strings for fretted instruments. GHS produces strings for electric, acoustic and classic guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin, and a wide array of specialty and ethnic instruments. From Battle Creek, Michigan, USA (where GHS was founded in 1964), fresh-from-the-factory strings and music products are delivered direct to retail stores in the USA and to distributors in over 70 countries around the world.

With over 200 standard sets and 700 single strings, GHS has a set that is right for you.

String Design

The string specialists at GHS bring a craftsman-like approach to each aspect of string design. From material selection to such intricate factors as core-to-cover ratio, winding direction, wire tension and alteration of the wire, GHS designs state-of-the-art strings that enhance the sound quality of all playing styles and instruments. And with ongoing research, GHS develops string innovations that anticipate music trends and instrument modifications worldwide.

String Manufacturing

To build a quality product, state-of-the-art equipment is a necessity. At GHS, all strings are made on machinery designed and built in-house. The GHS design engineers utilize the latest technology to develop computer controlled string making machines that monitor such intricate parameters as the number and type of twists on the ball end, winding speed and direction, core and cover wire tension, cover wire angle and wind length. Modern quality control methods ensure that the final product meets GHS's rigid specifications.

Factory Fresh

GHS knows that you want your strings to be as fresh as the day they were made. All GHS facilities are environmentally regulated to control temperatures and humidity. Sensitive raw materials and bulk products are further wrapped in protective bags for storage. Coiled strings are placed in string packets that, in independent laboratory tests, have proven to offer the optimum protection from humidity. Finally, the GHS swift order shipment (usually within 24 hours of order placement) guarantees that GHS strings arrive in your retail store factory-fresh.

How String Material Affects Tone and Feel

The hardness of common materials used in the cover wire of strings affects both the tone and "feel" of a string. Usually, with all else remaining constant, the harder the material the brighter the string. This relationship shows why stainless steel produces a very bright sound and nickel, a softer material, produces a warmer sound. However, a hard material can be abrasive to both fingers and frets. At GHS, our unique "Alloy 52", used in Progressives and White Bronze strings, is softer and less abrasive than a stainless steel but produces a tone almost as bright. Common cover wire materials include (ranked by order of brightness) stainless steel, Alloy 52, nickel plated steel, pure nickel, and for acoustics, brass and bronze.

The core wire for all strings and all plain steel strings (both acoustic and electric) are made from tin plated Swedish steel."

 

 

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