Dean Markley 2804 gold-black
April 11, 2012
Became interested in black trebles on my classical guitar so bought these along with some D'addario ej32, ej34, and ej49. Tried the Markleys first and though 5 strings sounded okay, the 6th string sounded like a dud - lower tension than others and just didn't fit. Removed them thinking I would try again later, installed the D'addario ej32 - nice. However, 2 months later noticed that the B string was falling apart - fraying above the 5th fret and hunks falling out here and there. Then I discovered (the Markley and D'addario "balls" are quite different) that during the changeover I had left on a Markley string, the B! Markley has lots of fans, but I think they should forget these ball-end nylons. Sorry.