+1 for Pyramid Sterling Silver, Lovely strings!petermc61 wrote:Pyramid Sterling Silver are not cheap but last about twice as long as other bass sets for me. That also sound very fine!
I just replaced the Hannabach with a set of Savarez Corum Alliance 500 AR. I ordered that some time ago and had been reluctant to put it on, because of reviews that Corum basses wouldn't last. Based on your input I felt encouraged to go ahead with that (Thanks). It is my first set of carbon trebles. I think I need some experience with carbon trebles. I have a new Cristal Cantiga set (510CR) still to try. After that I hopefully have some idea on carbons vs normal nylon trebles and on the sensitivity of Savarez D-strings.Laudiesdad69 wrote:I think the Savarez Cristal Corums are probably going to be your best bet as far as having trebles that are not textured and not carbon, and basses that last a long time. I have one of my guitars strung with Corums. I only need to change them every 6 or 7 weeks if I am playing the guitar everyday. The Savarez 520R set also has good basses that last a long time.
Really, having to change your strings every 3 to 4 weeks still isn't so bad if you are playing 2 hours every day. That is about how long most of my other sets of strings last. But I've played some strings that the D string was shot after about 10 to 14 days of playing just a couple of hours a day. The D'Addarios basses don't seem to last too long for me.
Thanks - Cantiga is something I still like to try - have a set of 510CR in my case. I currently try to reduce left hand pressure - I am aware of this.rojarosguitar wrote:Savarez Cantiga NT seem to have a slow decay. Also maybe a reviewof the left hand usage might be helpful. A lot of indentations could suggest an unnecessary excess of finger pressure. Reducing the pressure reduces the hand fatigue as well.
You got an URL for this?ben etow wrote:
You definetely need to see (and practice) Pavel Steild exercise with all LH fingers put between 4th and 7th fret (2 positions) to isolate the NECESSARY pressure on one or two fingers. You'll easily find several masterclasses where he teaches this. Works incredibly well. I do it once a week now after practicing almost daily during a few months (like 10 years ago).
I second the Mysterion suggestion. Mines never broke, but 1) as they are very thin, the nut can be too large, which can cause some buzzing, and 2) you might get bored by the sound as we are used to change the basses more frequently...es335 wrote: Dr. Junger Mysterions basses is another suggestion which are outstanding in this aspect. They are made with a higher density winding wire, why they are significantly thinner than bass strings usually are. They can last up to 6-9 months without audible sound degradation, provided they don't break before, which unfortunatelly happens occasionally.