Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try the NT and move up if they are to loose. The tension is actually pretty close (overall) to my present strings...at least by the SBM rating.
Well, after a month of playing, they were broken in. I put on a set of Hannabach SS HT (815) and instantly was happy again. I may try the HT Aquila Alabastro later on...once I get a set.
Yes, I prefer HT, however i can adjust to the looser feel; it mostly that edgy attack in the sound. I didn't want to keep playing with a number of notes jumping out when I didn't want them to do so. Do the HT strings have a different tone quality?MessyTendon wrote: ↑Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:34 amIt sounds like you prefer the higher tensions of strings. In that case yeah go full tension Alabastro before you write them off completely. The extra scale length probably makes the higher tension feel just right. I know on my 650 scale the low tension felt too loose, the normal felt better, but the high tension had a really nice pop to them.
I also left the trebles for months and months, they got more supple.
I'll look into the Cristallo...it wasn't the "raw punchy, bright sound" that bothered me. It was the fact that it was restricted to a few notes, most notably on the 2nd (b) string...they just jumped out relative to other strings on my instrument.MessyTendon wrote: ↑Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:47 pmI don't think you will change the relative tonalities with a tension change. I like the raw puncy, bright sound that the strings provide.
Now if you want to try a different set you might want to look at the Aquila Cristallo sets. They are the complete opposite of the nylgut sound.