Royal Classic recital strings

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Royal Classic recital strings

Post by Dave Stott » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:01 pm

I was watching a Q & A video with Gohar Vardanyan

https://youtu.be/1ajXCCOT59Y

Regarding strings preferences at the 5 minute section of the video, she stated that she's changed her preference in strings. She had been using Savarez Cantiga basses with Augustine or Hannabach trebles. But recently changed to the Royal Classic recital strings with no mixing of brands.

I'm curious if anyone here has done a comparison between the two types of strings.
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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by petermc61 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:45 pm

I have not tried the Recital set (medium tension) but have used the Sonata (medium/high set) quite a bit. The specifications for the treble strings in both sets looks the same so maybe it’s the same nylon trebles in both. If that’s the case the trebles are indeed very good. Full and sweet.

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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by Jack Douglas » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:18 pm

I have tried the recitals and they are a lovely string set. The trebles are sweet and the basses have enough color to pair well with the trebles. I used the recitals on another guitar I owned. I have used both Hannabach and Augustine trebles and The Savarez Cantiga basses. With the Cantiga basses I preferred Savarez alliance trebles. I think The Royal Classics Recitals are a better all round full set.
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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by Dave Stott » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:43 pm

Thanks, I was surprised when Gohan said that she now prefers the RC recital basses over the Cantiga basses.

Do the RC recital basses last as long as the Savarez Cantiga basses??
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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by Jack Douglas » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:01 pm

Dave Stott wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:43 pm
Thanks, I was surprised when Gohan said that she now prefers the RC recital basses over the Cantiga basses.

Do the RC recital basses last as long as the Savarez Cantiga basses??
I used them for a couple of years on a Manuel Velazquez and felt that they lasted quite a long time. For what it’s worth I switched to the new Ramirez strings after reading great reviews about them. However, The Royal Classic Recitals are very hard to beat unless you spring for some very expensive strings.
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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by JohnB » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:43 am

After reading this thread I was thinking about ordering some of the Royal Classic Recital strings to try out, especially as they are labelled as Medium Tension. Then I saw that the diameters of the nylon trebles are more or less the same as those of the D'Addario EJ44 Extra Hard Tension nylon trebles - so it is likely they will have similar tensions. So I will reluctantly pass on them.

(I do wish there could be some degree of standardisation of the range of tensions that, for example, "Medium Tension" covers.)
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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by petermc61 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:22 pm

Dave Stott wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:43 pm
Thanks, I was surprised when Gohan said that she now prefers the RC recital basses over the Cantiga basses.
It would be interested to know if they sponsored her.

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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by CT20 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:39 pm

Peter... looking at the Royal Classic website she is listed as one of their artists. That sounds like sponsoring.

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Post by Pede » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:45 pm

CT20 wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Peter... looking at the Royal Classic website she is listed as one of their artists. That sounds like sponsoring.
Of course, surely 🙂
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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:39 pm

I don't know that it really makes a difference what strings she uses. I'm sure she could make Alice AH 106 strings sound good. I will try a set of the RC'S when I order next time I place a SBM order. Although I'm not going to hold my breath as to how good they will be. I didn't particularly like her choice of trebles that she says she used before.

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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by Dave Stott » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:10 am

Well for me, I love the normal tension Cantiga basses & really like the Augustine trebles. The Mari P100 are also nice & I'm always in the lookout for trebles that might match up with the Cantiga.

When I heard her say that she likes the RC Recital basses better than the Cantiga I got really intrigued.

I needed to place an order with SBM anyways, so I've added a set of the RC Recital strings to the order. 😁
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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by petermc61 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:48 am

Certainly it’s worth trying recommended products - I just think the recommendations carry far, far more weight when the person advocating is not commercially incentivised to like them.

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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by Jack Douglas » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 pm

petermc61 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:48 am
Certainly it’s worth trying recommended products - I just think the recommendations carry far, far more weight when the person advocating is not commercially incentivised to like them.
Peter,
You bring up an excellent point. Many Luthiers string up their guitars with D’Addario. Do they receive incentives?
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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by petermc61 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:23 pm

Jack Douglas wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:38 pm
petermc61 wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:48 am
Certainly it’s worth trying recommended products - I just think the recommendations carry far, far more weight when the person advocating is not commercially incentivised to like them.
Peter,
You bring up an excellent point. Many Luthiers string up their guitars with D’Addario. Do they receive incentives?
I rather doubt luthiers would. D’Addario are cheap, reliable, intonate well and are commonly known by players - all good reasons for a set to be installed by a luthier. I know a number of well known players are D’Addario sponsored artists, but that’s a different thing.

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Re: Royal Classic recital strings

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:05 pm

Does anybody have tension data in Kg or lbs for this set? I am geeking out, I know😩

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