Knobloch Strings

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bobbyboy
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Knobloch Strings

Post by bobbyboy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:57 pm

Hi,
Are the Konoblock strings worth buying. The 500 KAS go for $50 plus dollars.
What about the cheaper ones.
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I know f one luthier who only puts the 500 KAS set on his new guitars.

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Jorge Oliveira
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Re: Knoblock Strings

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:20 pm

I don't know the Knobloch 500 KAS strings, but I'm using Knobloch Actives Carbon CX, High Tension strings in my Hermanos Camps Master since January and I'm quite satisfied :D. The basses are fantastic. They cost me € 19,00 at Guitarras de Luthier, Madrid. I'm going to experiment next with Hannabach 815HT Silver Special Blue, High Tension strings (€ 15,50), but I very much doubt they will be a match for the Knobloch, though... :(

Edited to change from Konoblock to its right name, Knobloch... :)
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Gorn
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Re: Knoblock Strings

Post by Gorn » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:38 pm

The name is Knobloch (only two "o"s) - makes searching for results inside Delcamp easier

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Re: Knoblock Strings

Post by bobbyboy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:43 am

Not sure how to change it.

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Re: Knobloch Strings

Post by petermc61 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:45 am

Buy the 'normal' actives, with 'Double Silver' basses. Far more economic and lovely strings.

If you like carbon strings they are quite possibly the sweetest carbon trebles available. Even if you like nylon normally the Knobloch carbon G strings are exceptional - a great transition string between their basses and nylon b and e strings.

Another great thing - they are very reliable. I have used quite a few sets and can't even recall a breakage or a single occurrence of an intonation problem.

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Jason Wolverton
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Re: Knobloch Strings

Post by Jason Wolverton » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:06 pm

I love Knobloch Actives trebles. My favorite carbon string by far. I buy the treble sets and pair them with my favorite basses; Savarez Corum. I should admit to never having tried the Knobloch basses. Maybe I should try them too.
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Dyingsea
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Re: Knobloch Strings

Post by Dyingsea » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:59 pm

Are the knobloch active trebles the same diameter as any typical carbon string? That's always my issue with them is the thinness though I hear everyone loves these because they don't sound so sterile.

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Re: Knobloch Strings

Post by Carey » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:29 am

Yes, the diameters are about the same as others of similar nominal tension. The MT are the best carbons I've tried,
though I usually use just their third string.

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Re: Knobloch Strings

Post by Pede » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:16 pm

The Knobloch Sterling are the most expensive Basses strings I think, but they sound really wonderfull. The sound is deeper and have more powe than other basses.
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