Poll: Old John pierce phosphor bronze or New Other Brand

guitarplayer

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Over the years I've experimented with different acoustic guitar strings and I always come back to John Pierce phosphor bronze strings. I prefer D'Addario for my electric so I tried some for my acoustic and couldn't wait to replace them with John Pierce.

I've heard a lot of players say that John Pierce just don't last very long and are too expensive but I think I prefer older John Pierce strings over any other brand NEW strings. I wanted to take a poll for preferences:

  1. John Pierce phosphor bronze (New or Old (>3mos)
  2. D'Addario New
  3. DR New
  4. Elixir New
  5. Martin New
  6. Other New?
 

pinner

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Pearce PBs are my favorite. I do put nano's on the acoustic I don't play that often.
 

Pietro

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Cleartones are nice, but I prefer 80/20 so I use Elixirs.
 

daddyo

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I've tried many different acoustic strings on my Larrivee and always come back to the JP PBs.
 

GTRJoe

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When I worked MI retail JP strings were very popular among the more experienced players. Players who played mainly acoustic. I tried them a few times and didn't find them any better than the D'Addario's or the Martin phosphor bronze. I did find their usable life span was a bit shorter than the D'Addario's or Martins.
I was told by the distributor we purchased them from that the Pearse strings were made by D'Addario.
Pearse is a name on a package like Dean Markley etc. How different his strings are from same type strings made by the actual manufacturer is the question. I would love to know how many options are available to customers who are using D'Addario's and other string makers custom label services.
 

tubetone74

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GTRJoe: Interesting about them being made by D'Addario. I was told by a reliable source that they were made by Thomastik Infeld.
 

GTRJoe

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Things may have changed. My info is about 10 years old. Thomastik Infeld may well be the current maker.
 




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