As some of you may recall from previous postings, I totally love the sound Eddie Lang got from his L-4 or L-5.
But as many of you can attest, the only way to get those old arch tops to sing is to use real heavy gauge strings.
Which is one of the reason I love gypsy guitars so much, you can play 'em for hours and they never hurt your LH fingers.
But the thought recently occurred to me, what if one were to use heavy gauge silk and steel strings? Could one get that big Lang-y sound without the pain?
I notice that LaBella's website mentions a "medium gauge" S & S:
.012, .016, .025W, .033, .046, .056
The also offer "twelve-string" S & S:
014-.014, .018-.018, .031W-.012, .044-.018, .056-.025W, .068-.033W
So IF I could buy individual strings from LaBella (---????) maybe I could even put together a really heavy set:
.014, 018, .031W, .044, .056, .068
Has anyone around here ever been down this road before?
I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.
If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.