petermc61 wrote:What are the other supposed benefits my good 'rectified string advocate' friends?
I'm not exactly an advocate but every now and then I do like throwing some rectified trebles on for something different. The benefits are:
-Tactile feel that gives you more grip, thus giving you more control, easier vibrato execution, etc. Ever have slippery trebles due to sweat, etc.? Not an issue with RTs
-Supposedly more consistent intonation
-Unique tone. I'd say RTs have a warmer, more unique classic tone with a good blend of warmth and brightness. This of course depends on the brand.
If ever you want to dip your feet into RTs my favorites so far are made by La Bella - great tone and less string noise. Haven't tried the Pepe Remeros but they also seem promising, which happen to be made by La Bella as well.
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