Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

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Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by rinneby » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:31 pm

Replaced my Savarez 520j with Hannabach 815mt just for fun and wow - I really like these strings. Very easy to play and what a great sound, warm and cosy. A new favorite for sure!

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Post by Carcassiest » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:52 pm

That's how I felt after going back to a set of 815's, after trying Sevilla's. Which, sounded good when I could keep them in tune, but nowhere near the Hannabach Silver, at least in my case.

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by Martijn Ruiter » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:00 pm

When I put them on my new guitar I didn't expect much of them. I had bought a couple of stringsets in addition to the stuff I already had and decided I needed a nice bright sound for my new guitar. To find out the sweet spot I decided to try them out roughly from warm to bright. Started out with Hannabach 815MT after I had tried the guitar already with d'Addario EJ45, Savarez Alliance and unknown bass Medium tension and Savarez HT Crystal Cantiga. Not directly blown away I must say, I thought the D and G string were weak. 1 day later they already started to sing. 2nd day they were warmer yet more open, 3rd day was spectacular. The trebles which seemed to dance so lightly on the guitar sounded like a morning sun warming up your face! Still didn't really found the basses special. After a lot of trying different strings I just pulled off a 728LT set which I didn't really like and put on Hannabach Exclusive MT. These seem very promising already!

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by Contreras » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:38 pm

What's the story with their 'durable D'?
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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by Chris Sobel » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:37 am

Contreras wrote:What's the story with their 'durable D'?
If I remember the story right, the D string included in the 815's (or the 7 series.. can't remember) wore out really quickly. So they made a more 'durable' one.

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by rinneby » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:34 am

Isn't Hannabach 815 series D-string durable? Or did I misunderstand? :)

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by Peter_T » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:41 am

On Strings By Mail, I think they charge extra for the special D... which seems odd to me, but whatever works.

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by es335 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:13 pm

Hannabach 7004 >>Durable<< is an independant product line consisting of just the d4 string which comes in either MT or HT.

It is said that their extra hard winding wire alloy provides better protect against sweat and fret wire abrasion and that they are combinable with all HB sets!? Apologies not being able to give first hand report on this, their longivity or sound character but 4-5 € always kept me away from trying them!? :?

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Post by ben etow » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:47 pm

I tried this durable D like more than 20 years ago and didn't like tyhe feel at all. Felt strange when compared with other HB's... and even sounded strange if I am not mistaken. Can't recall whether they lasted that long but I'm sure I never bought them again.

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Post by larryguitar » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:08 am

I always liked the Hannabach 815MTs and know why you do.

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Post by soltirefa » Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:36 pm

I love the Hannabach 815 trebles. I use the "super low" in the yellow package for some guitars. Those are equivalent in tension to D'Addario Normal tension. On other guitars I use the "low tension" in the green package, which is the equivalent in tension to D'Addario Hard tension.

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by gabasa » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:32 am

Wonderful strings. Whenever I try something new and different, I end up going back to Hannabach 815 for a while. They're a great choice, but after years with the black set, I might try greens.

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Post by celestemcc » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:38 pm

On other guitars I use the "low tension" in the green package, which is the equivalent in tension to D'Addario Hard tension.
This is helpful, as I normally use D'Addario J46 (hard) and I just today put on Hannabach Silver specials LT (Green card). They feel a bit soft right now... Must give them a few days. VERY different sound from the D'Addarios, at least today!
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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by Elitista2 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:52 am

Recently put them ( 815 silver special black medium tension) on my Ramirez Elite.
Very very good, probably better than Daddario ej45. They are also superior to Augustine classic the sound is way more refined. In the past i tried Hannabach pure gold medium tension. Wounderful but pricey and not so easy to found.
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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Post by Elitista2 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:55 am

celestemcc wrote:
On other guitars I use the "low tension" in the green package, which is the equivalent in tension to D'Addario Hard tension.
This is helpful, as I normally use D'Addario J46 (hard) and I just today put on Hannabach Silver specials LT (Green card). They feel a bit soft right now... Must give them a few days. VERY different sound from the D'Addarios, at least today!
If you move from ej 46 to Hannabach green you'll find a softer string for sure.
Try black Hannabach instead. Also black are softer than ej 46 so there is also the blue choice.
In fact one thing is tension another thing is the feeling under fingers.
But it also depends on guitar.
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