Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp
An excellent guitarist will tell you that strings matter a great deal. They will also know what they like.
I've been Googling articles about selecting strings, and while they seem to agree that it makes a difference which strings a person uses, their suggestions boil down to trying all of them and choosing what one likes. Obviously, that method would work, but I really don't want to buy all that many string sets, because it would cost more than the guitar did, and it wasn'y particularly cheap itself.
I'm looking for a way to narrow the field, not only to save money, but also time, because changing, stretching and tuning strings, then playing enough to get a feel involves more than just a few moments, and knowing myself, once I had a set installed, I would be reluctant to change them, unless they were particularly bad.
Reading about the basic types, one caught my eye...silver plated copper with steel cores, because they are supposed to be more mellow than steel, but I'm wondering what drawback(s) they may have?