anybody use J75's?

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A5mando
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Real Name: Russ Jordan

anybody use J75's?

Post: # 5248Post A5mando
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:49 pm

Collings mandolins leave the factory with J74 strings. Do any of you have experience using J75's?
Thanks!

Greg Y
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Re: anybody use J75's?

Post: # 5252Post Greg Y
Sat Feb 05, 2022 4:46 pm

A5, I've used both. 74, 75 and other brands. I came from a varnish Weber Yellowstone that needed 75s to drive it. When i went to the Collings MT and later a Heiden and Ellis, 74s sounded better, without choking the top. On the Heiden in particular, Michael H told me that he voices his instruments for '74s.....and they did sound noticeably better.

A5mando
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Re: anybody use J75's?

Post: # 5257Post A5mando
Sun Feb 06, 2022 5:14 pm

Thanks, Greg.

I put 75's on Thursday and had a little gig last night, and didn't like the feel at all. I put GHS 270's on this morning and really like them so far.

Red Oak
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Re: anybody use J75's?

Post: # 5293Post Red Oak
Mon Feb 14, 2022 4:49 pm

Greg Y wrote: Sat Feb 05, 2022 4:46 pm A5, I've used both. 74, 75 and other brands. I came from a varnish Weber Yellowstone that needed 75s to drive it. When i went to the Collings MT and later a Heiden and Ellis, 74s sounded better, without choking the top. On the Heiden in particular, Michael H told me that he voices his instruments for '74s.....and they did sound noticeably better.
Great advice from MikeH. I’m a J74 player myself. Never let me down!!!

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