Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Choice of classical guitar strings and technical issues connected with their use.
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Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by Podobin » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:41 am

Hi folks, any current wisdom on the sound of these? I currently have a new cedar guitar with Savarez Allance HT's on it. Sounds good, maybe a bit bright. Would like to slightly darken the sound and was thinking of these. Let me know your opinions Hannabach users :merci:

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Re: Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by 630mm » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:57 am

I haven't tried the 728s yet but I use the 815s and they would definitely give a darker, more traditional tone than the alliance.
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Re: Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by Alan Green » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:37 am

I'm using the Hannabach "Titanyl" strings at the mo rather than the 815s. They are up to the usual Hannabach high quality standard.

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Re: Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by petermc61 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:23 am

They will more than slightly darken the sound.

I suggest first trying a sweeter carbon string - for example Knobloch MT.

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Re: Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by celestemcc » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:38 pm

The 815s are definitely dark, finally settled on them as a good balance on my relatively new (but not overly bright) spruce, and I love them. On my very dark-toned cedar I use Savarez Cristal/Corum, which lent brightness to the sound.
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Re: Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by JayGuitar » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:10 am

630mm wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:57 am
I haven't tried the 728s yet but I use the 815s and they would definitely give a darker, more traditional tone than the alliance.
Yes, the Alliance are brighter than either the 728 or the 815

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Re: Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by Kintla » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:49 pm

IMO, if you are using Savarez Alliance and you want to "darken" the sound, why not just go to regular nylon, that would be my suggestion. I've come to the conclusion that I don't care for carbon strings, the sound gets old quickly. Maybe a carbon g string on occasion, but that is it.

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Re: Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by Podobin » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:26 am

That's what I have been experimenting with, moving away from the Savarez Alliance HT trebles and have tried Hannabach 728 MT, these were too dark and flubby . . . . now I have a set of Augustine Regals HT regular nylon for the trebles, and the guitar is more in the universe of where I want it. Will try some other nylon only sets and see how it does. The guitar has a decent amount of resonance and for some reason I have a bias toward physically thicker treble strings, so the Augustine's feel good under the left hand. For some reason I don't think the Hannabachs will work with this guitar. I have a set of 815 HT trebles I will also try.

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Re: Attn: Hannabach Users!! 728 vs Hannabach 815

Post by 630mm » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:02 am

If you're only looking for a slightly darker sound, I've found the Galli Carbonio HTs are one of the warmer carbons I've tried. I really like them on my cedar Navarro. None of the nylons I tried were quite bright enough for me on that particular guitar.
2017 Benito Huipe "Bouchet" Spruce 655mm
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