Carbon trebles - how long are they available?

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Carbon trebles - how long are they available?

Post by joachim33 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:08 am

Anyone knows how long so called carbon trebles are available to the general public? They sound and play different from "traditional nylon". This must have had or will have an influence on the "instrument", the way it is played in concerts/recordings as well as teaching guitar playing.

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Re: Carbon trebles - how long are they available?

Post by petermc61 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:37 am

I am not so sure it will affect teaching, but I do think it will affect lutherie. Guitars voiced by a luthier for carbon strings are likely to sound a little dull with nylon trebles.

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Re: Carbon trebles - how long are they available?

Post by Dekselsedek » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:14 pm

I doubt that the availability of carbon strings has any major influence on either playing or teaching. Sure they sound a little different. But that's why they don't work on some instruments. We all still use techniques that can be traced back hundreds of years. And they were arguing over nail use back in 1820.

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Re: Carbon trebles - how long are they available?

Post by guitarrista » Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:14 pm

joachim33 wrote:Anyone knows how long so called carbon trebles are available to the general public?
You mean how long they have been available? Probably since 1990 or so (the patent was filed in 1987 and published in 1989). "Carbon" strings is a marketing term which refers to strings made out of polyvinylidene fluoride, a fluoropolymer.
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Re: Carbon trebles - how long are they available?

Post by joachim33 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:28 pm

guitarrista wrote:
joachim33 wrote:Anyone knows how long so called carbon trebles are available to the general public?
You mean how long they have been available? Probably since 1990 or so (the patent was filed in 1987 and published in 1989). "Carbon" strings is a marketing term which refers to strings made out of polyvinylidene fluoride, a fluoropolymer.
Thanks. Ca 25 years is quite a while longer than I imagined, based on how nylon vs carbon is discussed on the net.

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Re: Carbon trebles - how long are they available?

Post by soltirefa » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:40 pm

Anyone knows how long so called carbon trebles are available to the general public?
They are available until next summer at two o'clock.

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Re: Carbon trebles - how long are they available?

Post by kristianheim » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:55 am

soltirefa wrote:
Anyone knows how long so called carbon trebles are available to the general public?
They are available until next summer at two o'clock.
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