This may seem like a trivial question, BUT........I keep seeing threads or hearing discussions of PB vs. 80/20 guitar strings. I read that PB are typically 90/10 (copper/tin) with added phosphor. So the question seems to be 80/20 vs 90/10, primarily. But I never see anyone list 90/10. To make matters more confusing, see the following:
Here is what I found at Pickingparlor.com: "Martin Phosphor Bronze strings are made from 80/20 composition alloy to give brilliance, clarity, and longevity of sound. The Phosphor Bronze winding alloy is ideally suited for making strings that have deep, rich basses and clear, bright trebles."
NOW, those are 80/20 strings that are also phosphor bronze. So when I read in other threads that people prefer PB over 80/20 or vice versa, I get the feeling that there is a general misunderstanding out there about alloys, naming conventions, marketing, hype ....something. Are there any metallurgists out there?
Mostly, I like most strings when they are new, and not many strings when they are old.