Bright nylon trebles?

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Bright nylon trebles?

Post by Ramon Amira » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:01 am

What are the brightest all nylon treble strings you have ever played?

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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by dta721 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:29 pm

With my limited experience in CG, when recently changed strings, the shop used EJ25B Pro-Arté Black Nylon Composite, Flamenco. I really like the bright(er) treble, albeit not as much sustaining as I wished. This I don't know if it is due the limit of the soundboard, or the strings themselves.

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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by Flapjack » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:45 pm

I don't know which strings are "all nylon," but I have tried Savarez Cristal (MT and HT), La Bella 2001 (HT), D'Addario EJ45 and 46, and Augustine Classic. I suppose the Cristal (MT and HT) were the brightest to these ears. Don't remember which was brighter.

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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by ivan » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:43 pm

The brightest nylon treble : Savarez new cristal.
If you have highly refine nail and right hand tone, this strings will produce wonderful sound.

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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by HrothgarZachachaeus » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:26 pm

I go back and forth between Savarez cristal and alliance, but after years of playing with D'Addario composites, which I also like, I will never play anything other than Savarez now that I've switched. Bright, clear, dynamic, silky feel, you name it, I think they're the best.
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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by guitarrista » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:18 pm

HrothgarZachachaeus wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:26 pm
I go back and forth between Savarez cristal and alliance, but after years of playing with D'Addario composites, which I also like, I will never play anything other than Savarez now that I've switched. Bright, clear, dynamic, silky feel, you name it, I think they're the best.
Just to note (for the sake of the original poster since he was asking specifically about nylon strings) that Savarez Alliance are not nylon strings, but "carbon" (fluoropolymer).
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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by petermc61 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:55 am

I’d have to think more about ‘brightest’ but Augustine Regal and New Cristal are both bright for nylon.

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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by Keith » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:29 pm

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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:49 pm

I put a set of LaBella 2001 HT Flamenco strings on my daughter's Ramirez 2E cedar, and the black nylon trebles were very bright. The initial attack was very brilliant, almost piercing, like steel. The notes decayed fast though. They sounded good playing some of the faster studies, but we're lacking in sustain for slower pieces.

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Re: Bright nylon trebles?

Post by Brandon Walker » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:13 am

+1 Mari 300
Also Dogal Infinito

Anyone tried Mari 300h?

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