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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerly Wood View Post
    but that will not help finger pad pain, as the top 3 strings are medium gauge. and from my experience, unnecessary to drive the top, especially on a D55. those tops move when you breathe on them so the EJ16s will be plenty, yet solve for aging fingers.
    Actually, the top 3 strings of the EJ19 Bluegrass are lighter than mediums (.012, .016, .025) as opposed to (.013, 017, .026) and the bottom 3 strings are mediums.

    I like them because they are slightly easier to play but they still ring out nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    Actually, the top 3 strings of the EJ19 Bluegrass are lighter than mediums (.012, .016, .025) as opposed to (.013, 017, .026) and the bottom 3 strings are mediums.

    I like them because they are slightly easier to play but they still ring out nicely.
    LOL, i call the first 3 the top and the last 3 (looking down on strings) the bottom. funny
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    https://media.sweetwater.com/api/i/q...EJ19-large.jpg


    Anyway, it's a step toward lights without going fully to lights.
    Last edited by dreadnut; 02-08-2019 at 10:23 PM.
    "Heat lightning burnt the sky like alcohol." John Prine

    '76 D-25M
    '99 DV-52ABHG (gave to my son)
    '98 DeArmond Starfire Special
    Takamine Acoustic Flying "A"
    Crate CA-125D Acoustic Amp
    Fishman Loudbox Mini Acoustic Amp

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