Somehow I missed the fact that Newtone strings are Nickel. On the surface one might say "OK, that's for the Stimer" or "That's for 1950's GJ on an Epi Regent or a L5/7 as nickel strings are the traditional choice of people who play magnetic pickups.
But here's the rub. I started using GHS "White Bronze" strings on my acoustic archtop a few years back and liked them so much that I've stayed with them. They sound a whole lot like "Bright Bronze" and in fact, their hardness is similar - the difference is that they last for flippin ever whether you clean them or not... whether you let your friend with the acidic sweat play them or not... they just last. My suspicion is that "White Bronze" is marketing speak for Nickel... who knows. They LOOK like Nickel strings... they SOUND like nickel strings... but apparently they're "White Bronze" ... go figure. So, I'm wondering whether anyone has used the Newtone Nickel on an acoustic Petit or Grande Bouche and how they like them.
I'm going to try the GHS White Bronze and report back. My strings have been on my guitar since Djangofest and are so thrashed that they looked up at me the other night and screamed "Please sir, don't strum on us - take us off and let us die in peace" Pitiful little buggers - thrashed beyond reason. So, at any rate - as I think that I still have a couple packs of GHS White Bronze 11's from when I was trying different gauges... I'll try them and report back.
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