I have come to the same conclusions about Pyramid strings. I have not had one single issue or disappointment with them. I do understand that each guitar responds differently and perhaps the guitar aforementioned just isn't suited for Pyramids.petermc61 wrote:Hi Messy
Thanks for your review. I suspect they just don't work on your guitar. I have tried these strings on over 10 instruments and have some difficultly reconciling my experience with yours. To my ears they do have sparkle, and a fair bit of it, coupled with warmth and power. I don't know why you are not getting that effect on your guitar, but so be it. If you change instrument maybe try them again in future.
In relation to your comment about their value, I have to disagree (in part). If the strings work on a guitar then they do represent value because they last much longer than EJ45, at least three times as long. So the user can enjoy the experience at a fair 'per hour' price. However, as in your case, if the string does not work on a given guitar or does not suit a players taste or playing style then clearly the value proposition does not work at all.
All the best
Peter, you do use MT basses, don't you? I did once try the HT set and thought they were extremely high tension strings. As to the basses, the most compariable strings would be the Hannabach 815 SHT or XHT (super or extra high tension, can't remember). I remember not liking them at all, but I tried them on a Paco Marín - extremely bright sounding and tense, even more so with the very high action I played with at the time...petermc61 wrote: Thanks for your review. I suspect they just don't work on your guitar. I have tried these strings on over 10 instruments and have some difficultly reconciling my experience with yours. To my ears they do have sparkle, and a fair bit of it, coupled with warmth and power. I don't know why you are not getting that effect on your guitar, but so be it. If you change instrument maybe try them again in future.
You should try the Aranjuez Suave basses! They are not Nanoweb but silver coated! Very nice and long lasting basses with Phosphore Bronze winding!Moje wrote:... How I wish Elixir would produce a set of Phosphor Bronze with Nanoweb coating. My steel-string basses last months.
Thanks, Peter.petermc61 wrote:Ben
I can't comment on Hannabach SHT or XHT as I am not a masochist and thus have not tried them.
I have only used the medium tension Pyramids and their tension did not surprise me, which given I am generally intolerant of higher tension strings, means that did not strike me as particularly high in tension. I also don't worry much about measured tensions, it's more how strings feel under the fingers.
All the best
Well, I guess I don't remember correctly then. And it was on a very tense Paco Marín with a very high action...es335 wrote:Ben, I might be able to comment on the tension comparison between Hannabach and Pryramid Sterling Silver MT. On my 664 mm scale Yairi Pyramid MT basses feel softer than Hannabach LT basses and there are two steps up to the HT basses you asked for. On my guitars Pyramid basses feel rather like typical MT than HT which of course might be different on other guitars!?
Think of it this way:MessyTendon wrote:I'm starting to like these strings But I'm still not paying 18 bucks...I strung them with Aquila Perla, a relatively soft sound string. The basses and trebles have good synergy.
I am missing the nylgut bass and treble brightness. But my thumbs are digging the low E wallop.