Ben O’Neill, guitarist with John Legend and Jill Scott and long time Black Diamond String endorser.
"I bought several random sets of strings for my dread because I have not found a 'go-to' brand of strings yet. I like Elixirs, but not enough to continually pay $15/set for. Ernie Balls (my electric go-to brand) on acoustic sound too brassy for my tastes. Of all the random sets I bought, these were far and above the best sounding (to my ear), and still 2/3 the cost of Elixirs. They sound very stringy, light and airy. A kind of shimmery-vocal sound, not harsh and nasty like phosphor bronzes. Plenty of projection. Eventually, the set I had broke, and I a set of Elixirs laying around, so I put them back on. I was disappointed with the Elixirs. So, I'm sold on these strings now." Pscheoverdrive MD
"Give these a try, you may love'em! Seem to be well made strings. Black Diamond is reborn and seems to be doing a great job with this string. I've only played one set but love them. The Black color and feel is unique but becomes really nice after awhile. the coating will wear off in time, but it helps the string last much longer and even it the coating wears off where the pick hits the strings, no big deal for me, the string still sounds good. I have 3 Martin Vintage Reissues, a 1995 Golden Era D18, one of 250 which is what I have used the BDs on and love the sound and feel. I plan on putting them on my HD28 LSV next. Both of these guitars are cannons!! "Sharpsound TN