MessyTendon wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:18 am
I like that Pro Arte strings are easy to find and have good intonation. Relatively fast to stabilize and not too expensive. I just tried the rectified trebles, I like the feel.
Carbon strings...maybe they are a just too modern to me...like digital recordings on audiophile sizzling metal dome tweeters...I prefer a more fabric like quality...silk dome tweeter tone...even a basic paper with slightly rolled off high.
I'll take warmth over bright.
Did you try keeping them on for a while before taking them off? I recently put some Savarez Alliance Carbons (which are generally known as being the brightest strings on the market). In the first week or two I didn't like them at all and wanted to remove them. But after they really settled in, I liked them quite a bit and didn't find them overly bright at all while having some beauty and complexity to the tone. They also were more powerful, responsive and sustaining as you'd expect from carbon. Although I recognize that the player and the guitar also impact how they will sound.
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