I had the same experience with the same Mysterion D-string and the same inferior substitute.petermc61 wrote:I will recant my Mysterion story since my experience with them is far from positive. I paid a high price for a set of bass strings (can't recall exactly but above 50 Euro) which I reasoned was OK if they sound as good as they are meant to and last as long as they are meant to.
About 6 hours play time one (d or A, can't recall now) broke at the saddle when the guitar is in its case. I tell the manufacturer who replies that I must have a sharp edge on my saddle. No, I reply, that is not the case. 'Oh, in that case, the strings are just not suitable for you. We'll send you some other replacement strings to try'. I was not happy they didn't just send a new string and maybe an alternative set as a gesture of good will. What arrived was one lousy set of 10 Euro strings....
Now, those strings weren't bad I admit. But they expect customers to be happy to pay a massive premium, not get a direct replacement and instead get a far cheaper set?
I buy bucket loads of strings just not from them anymore.
I feel I owe an update. The Savarez Corum Alliance Red (500 AR) are now on for almost 4 weeks (2 days short). The D-string is not as marked as the one on the Hannabach 815 MT or the D'Addario EJ45C I had before. I destroyed the D-string of the latter two in less than 2 weeks. While having the Corum-Alliance I tried to reduce the clamping, so I am not sure it is the strings alone. I think I can continue using the Savarez for a week or two more (though might change them sooner out of curiosity about the 510CR set I have in my guitar case).joachim33 wrote: 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.
The lower tension of the trebles of the 500AR in comparison to the Hannabach 815 MT is directly obvious. Certain passages I struggled with on the Hannabach are a lot easier with the 500AR. Now I have to see how I get on with this over the next weeks. So far I was always impressed when having a new string set on the guitar. It is only after a few days that some sets didn't turn out as suitable for me and my guitar.
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