Savarez Corum 500 RH polished

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Savarez Corum 500 RH polished

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:24 pm

I found a set of Savarez Corum 500 RH Polished NT (Red) and put it on one of my guitars. As I didn't read the label very carefully I didn't first realize it has polished basses, but then I thought, these basses are very smooth and fine, and then read that they are polished indeed.

The only word I can come up describing them is 'elegant'. This is a very smoothly playing set of well sounding bass strings, I must say. The grain of salt here that they are quite expensive and not as easy to get. I'm curious how long they will last.
This set is a big surprise to me. I had played LaBella polished strings and didn't like them much but these are a very ... hmm, elegant set.
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Re: Savarez Corum 500 RH polished

Post by souldier » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:01 pm

Are these basically corum basses that are polished? Savarez Corum basses are among my favorite, so I should probably give these a try.

edit: Just saw the price for 3 bass strings... $26, which is a bit too steep for me. Let me know how they play in and how long they last. What benefits does one get from polished basses other than string noise reduction?
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Re: Savarez Corum 500 RH polished

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:42 pm

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dxn25ahkzwako ... o.wav?dl=0 (my own playing)

Here's a spontaneous improvisation I did on the flamenca negra where I put the strings (recorded on iPhone via Zoom iQ7 microphone). Just a bit of reverb added, no EQ or compression. The buzz is because the action is very low.

I find the strings sound very full and, most important, not dull as opposed to many other polished strings I tried. They not only reduce string (shfting) noise but they give a very positive elegant playing feel - in lack of another description ...

Yes, the price is steep. I'll see how long they last.

As I didn't play 'normal' Corum NT yet, I don't know how they compare. They are certainly much more agreeable than 'normal' Corum HTwhich are too stiff for my taste.
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Re: Savarez Corum 500 RH polished

Post by rojarosguitar » Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:42 pm

It seems that this model is discontinued. There is a polished version of Cantiga New Cristal
Savarez 510 CJH New Cristal CANTIGA Polished blue (HT) and
Savarez 510 CRH New Cristal CANTIGA Polished red (NT)
instead, but I never tried that. They are similarly expensive like Corum polished.

They might be event better, as much as I prefer Cantiga to Corum in their normal unpolished versions.
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