"I generally use Elixir Nanoweb .013s, but sometimes I like the regular orange pack of D’Addarios [EJ17 sets]. I don’t like strings that sound new. When I’m recording, I like to have them broken in, and when I change strings it’s just because I break one."
To string his acoustic guitars, Jim James uses D'Addario EJ17 Phosphor Bronze strings, according to an article found on Premier Guitar (dated June 2011, found [here](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/My_Morning_Jacket_Gymnasium_Americana?page=4)).
D'Addario's website has quoted Stapleton as saying, “D’Addario strings are the only strings I play, and they are the only strings I will ever play.” The EJ17 Phosphor Bronze strings are listed as strings that he uses.