Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

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Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by RobMacKillop » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:48 pm

These are some of the first gut strings from forum member, Rahoul Waghmare. Maybe Rahoul will be allowed to talk about them?


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You can also hear the José Antonio Fleta guitar I bought from a Delcamp member. Really nice guitar, though I had to upgrade the tuning machines.

See also: https://youtu.be/kilKo-hCD1U

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by cgratham » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:41 pm

Hi Rob,
Thanks very much for posting this review. As someone thinking of trying out gut strings on one of my guitars, it is really useful to get the first had thoughts (and sound). You and your new guitar sound great as always.

Cheers, Chris

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by RobMacKillop » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:23 pm

Sorry the first string is a little flat - not the strings fault, just the player's!

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by astro64 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:17 pm

You sure get a nice sound out of that instrument, whether it be the new strings or the guitar, or, surely, mostly the player! The Fleta design seems to do well with the nailless playing, perhaps because of an intrinsic bright character to the instrument?

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Post by RobMacKillop » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:44 pm

Hmm...I'm not sure I would describe it as bright. Could we say both bright and dark at the same time??

I once put gut strings on my 1988 Ricrado Sanchis 2A, a cedar-top, and it sounded very poor, and much better with nylon. So, I was wondering if gut and cedar were not a good match. However, this Jose Antonio Fleta disproves that. As soon as I put them on, I knew it was an improvement over the three different sets of nylon strings I'd been trying out. The basses are still Savarez Corum.

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Post by tateharmann » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:09 pm

Beautiful, Rob! So...who is this mystery string maker and how do I get my hands on some of these trebles? ? Hehe
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Post by tateharmann » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:17 pm

Oops...nm...just had to be patient and watch the whole video!! Haha
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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by RobMacKillop » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:27 pm

:-)

He's a forum member. I've sent him a link to this discussion, so hopefully he'll pop in soon.

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by astro64 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:37 am

RobMacKillop wrote:Hmm...I'm not sure I would describe it as bright. Could we say both bright and dark at the same time??

I once put gut strings on my 1988 Ricrado Sanchis 2A, a cedar-top, and it sounded very poor, and much better with nylon. So, I was wondering if gut and cedar were not a good match. However, this Jose Antonio Fleta disproves that. As soon as I put them on, I knew it was an improvement over the three different sets of nylon strings I'd been trying out. The basses are still Savarez Corum.
Yes, dark in the bass but generally bright in the treble, I think, perhaps due to the 9-fan+slanted harmonic bar bracing pattern and the resulting high resonance mode of the top.

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by Rahoul Waghmare » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:18 am

Hello sir Robmackillop for posting the video of my strings.
im happy that u liked it and made video. its really nice to see my strings here.

and friends i do supply natural sheep gut strings of various diameters.
u can inbox me or invite me on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/aqualibguitars

and im sorry if i violated forum rules..

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by RobMacKillop » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:25 am

Not everyone is on FaceBook. Can't you create a website? They are free to make, and only need to be one page.

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by Rahoul Waghmare » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:26 am

yes sir. im building full website for my Guitars. tonewood. tuning keys and gut strings. it will be soon launched.

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by RobMacKillop » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:00 am

Excellent.

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by lifewithasong » Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:23 am

Hi Rahoul. I'd be interested in trying out a set of these, as well, once they are available for sale.

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Re: Review of new gut strings by Delcamp member

Post by lifewithasong » Mon May 01, 2017 12:01 pm

I'm looking forward to getting my first sets of these strings soon! Thank you Rahoul.
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