Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby zupfgeiger » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:51 am

I tried a set 815 mt a short while ago. Liked the basses and the trebles were quite brillant, but trebles clearly lacked durability. After ten days only the surface of the trebles started to get roughened, particlularely the first string (two hours of playing time per day), which caused an unpleasant playing feeling.
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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby gabasa » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:22 am

If you like the 815 series, you may just love their 200/900 strings. They cost more, so I treated myself to a few sets from SBM last Friday!

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby celestemcc » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:53 pm

Thanks -- in fact, I'm waiting for a set of the Black to arrive today! :D
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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby jnbrown » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:13 pm

I have tried a lot of strings on my Flamenco guitar.
I decided for the high E string I like nylon better than carbon.
I have tried Augustine, Dogal, Knobloch and Hannabach 815SLT.
I like the Hannabach the best, it is not as loud and punchy as say Knobloch but I like the sound and feel better.
I am wondering if going to 815LT might provide a little more volume?
Will probably try on it the B string as well in place of carbon.

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby Guther » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:47 pm

gabasa wrote:If you like the 815 series, you may just love their 200/900 strings. They cost more, so I treated myself to a few sets from SBM last Friday!


I recently strung up one of my guitars with the 900's and I'm very impressed. The note separation is better than the D'Addario's I normally use, but an unexpected perk is how much the playability improved. Not that it was bad before, it is just noticeably better. Granted, these strings cost 3x as much as the usuals and I did expect an upgrade to tone. So far so good.

Also, I interpreted the floppy end of the bass strings, wound in purple, as sending a message to the tune of " please tie me to the bridge". However, I've opted to tie the fat ends to the bridge, as always, as I think it creates a stronger bond to the bridge.
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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby celestemcc » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:40 pm

Just strung up my guitar with the 815MT (black card). Love them, just love them (just as I was afraid I would, given the price!). Warm, rich, balanced. Though I did use a Savarez Alliance 3rd (which I've done for ages with many different kinds of strings). They're definitely firmer than the LTs I mentioned earlier, but still have a nice easy feel under the left hand. Afraid I might be hooked... so I asked for some for Christmas!
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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby gabasa » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:13 am

Fwiw, the Hannabachs are expensive, but in my experience they last longer than D'Addarios.

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby jnbrown » Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:25 pm

I have been playing the 815LT on high E and B strings for about a week and really like them.
I think the LT is slightly better than SLT for me.
I have tried so many strings and I think these are what I will stick with.
Of course there are a few strings I have not tried but now don't feel I need to.
Now I can play and not think about strings.

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Re: Hannabach 815mt - Just wow!

Postby joachim33 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:07 pm

I hope this thread is not to old to be contributed to.

The treble strings of the green (LT) and black (MT) Hannabach 815 are the same regarding tension, so I assume they are the same. It is only the basses which are different. The green basses are thinner and lower tension.


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