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Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack  

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The Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Light Acoustic Strings - 2 Pack is the perfect answer to the age-old question "Should I just get o...Read More

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Great sounding strings in a 2-pack from Martin.

The Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Light Acoustic Strings - 2 Pack is the perfect answer to the age-old question "Should I just get one pack or should I get two?" Martin is here to answer that for us. Martin SP Lifespan acoustic guitar strings are treated with Cleartone proprietary technology to bring you the longest possible string life without sacrificing tone or natural feel. Recommended for all types of musical styles these strings are designed to repel the oils and dirt that can deaden strings.

Phosphor Bronze strings are bright, but slightly warmer sound than 80/20 bronze when first put on the guitar and offer consistent tone over time. Martin SP Lifespan acoustic guitar strings are used by Martin on the majority of its production guitars. Martin SP Lifespan with Cleartone proprietary technology provides a rich full tone with the added benefit of longer life.

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MartinSP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Long life (5)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

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    5.0

    I use these exclusively.

    By Nick

    from Great Mills, Md

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

      I have used quite a few different string sets including more expensive coated ones that claim to last longer. These have been the best I used so far. Great tone that really brings my acoustic to life. If you are a typical non-professional player and do not change strings as often, the cost is well worth it because the coating enables them to last longer with good tone under normal everyday use.

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      3.0

      Warning they break easy when changing.

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

      • Break Easy While Changing
      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

        These are the best sounding coated Phosphor Bronze strings. The Elixir Nanoweb's don't last as long and are missing something in tone. D'Addario EXPs eventually sound good but they take some time to break in and continue to squeak. LifeSpan coated strings are very bright and sound great on Martin D series and other dreads where the player wants a bright tone, the only problem is they are very stiff and tend to break easily when changing. I've never wasted more strings do to breaks during string changes than Martin LifeSpan's; You have to be very careful with these strings. Once you get them on there usually ins't a problem.

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        5.0

        Good value

        By Review

        from St. Louis

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

            These strings sound good, and they last on my guitar with a composite fret board. I like Elixirs, and I think that these are comparable. For some reason the composite fret board wears through the bottom side of the Elixirs and they corrode very quickly. I don't know why, but I don't have the same issue with these.

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            4.0

            Somewhat darker sound

            By Killer

            from Woodstock, NY

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Less String Noise

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

              Sound a bit darker and warmer on my 000. Selected these strings to mellow out what I felt was excessive brightness. Good volume. Don't know how long they will last, but so far so good. Less string noise.

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              5.0

              great strings

              By Mtngeo

              from 10,200 Ft.

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

              • G String Goes Dead First

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

              great strings. i only use these...if you play a lot, g string goes dead first or breaks early...but that's normal anyway...

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              3.0

              Meh

              By Space Cadet

              from Alabama

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Breaks Easy

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

              I bought a couple of sets of these a while back when they were on sale. I put one set on one of my guitars when I received them. No issues. They don't last as long as Elixirs, but they are OK if you get them cheap. Tone is good. I wouldn't buy them again. My B string ball end unraveled and popped off inside my guitar on my second set. That can happen with any set of strings but it has never happened to me before and I change strings about twice a week depending on my schedule. I use uncoated strings on one guitar and coated on the other. I have tried just about every brand of coated string made and keep going back to Elixir. Having the whole string sealed makes a difference for me.

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              4.0

              Great strings

              By K.

              from Marquette, MI

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light - 2 Pack:

                  I put on a set of Martin SP7100 strings after using the SP4100's for a while. The 4100's are the strings that came on my Martin and they provided a great sound but they did not last as long as I would have liked. The 7100's sound almost as good and last 3 times longer. They are not quite as bright as the 4100's but for the extra life, they are worth it. The 2 pack was a great deal, plus free shipping, couldn't go wrong.

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