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Dave Doll’s Pro Tips | Different String Sounds

Martin’s resident pro and manager of customer repair, Dave Doll, brings another important pro tips to guitar lovers.

The latest episode explores how string choice can affect the sound of the guitar.

Dave demonstrates the sounds of Martin’s 92/8 SP Lifespans Strings, 80/20 SP Lifespan Strings, and the new Retro Strings.

You won’t believe the difference you will hear! The string sound demonstrations are all done on a D-16 Adirondack.

Watch the Different String Sounds episode of Dave Doll’s Pro Tips here:

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.