I found them for $1.67 with free shipping. Third listing on the first page of results. These are bottom of the barrel strings and anyone managing to sell them for $4.99 is making a very nice profit indeed.
Try henSe. The only way to get them in the states is through SBM. I have been using the henSe 500 MT on my son's Córdoba and the tension is similar to D'Addario EJ45. And they sound warmer than the D'Adds. They even give you a second d string in their sets. $6.99 at SBM.Torrescaster wrote: ↑Mon May 22, 2017 5:05 amNot having tried all of them I can't say what the "worlds worst" strings are.
But the cheap Alice 106 strings are definitely the worst I've ever tried! They've got a terrible tone, take a longer than usual time to break in, and aren't very durable either (though maybe that's a "good thing"!).
These are fine for a "toy" guitar, but I'd never put them on any "serious" instrument intended for either practice or performance.
With Daddario Pro-Artes available for as little as $6/pack I don't see a lot of reason to mess with super-cheap Chinese strings, either.
My questions for the board here (and maybe I'll start a new thread for this) is what string brands are "sleepers" with better than usual performance/cost? Which ones are the opposite. .expensive, but poor tone or otherwise uninteresting?
£6.50 boils down to $8.43. But we are getting into 9 dollar to ten dollar string territory. i don't know who stocks them in the US. I have wanted to try titanium strings but they have usually been expensive. How long do they last?stringsection wrote: ↑Sat May 06, 2017 12:07 pmI have never tried Alice AC106 strings but note that they are available on e - b a y for as little as £2.50 a set so wouldn't expect great performance.
On the other hand I have sets of the most recent additions to the Alice Classical String range, the AC138 and AC139 professional series. The AC138 have conventional crystal nylon trebles and the AC139 have titanium nylon trebles and both come in normal or high tension. I have a set of the AC139 high tension fitted to my Juan Hernandez Romance and have to say that I am amazed by their performance given the price of around £6.50 a set. Resonant basses with no muddiness and great clarity from the trebles. I also have a set of each of the others in the series and will report on them in due course.
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