Okay this may sound weird, but, I'ved changed my strings about 4 times now for the past 3 and a half weeks or so that I'ved had my 1st ever Classical guitar! I don't throw the previous strings though, I just put them back in the packs. I'ved played steel strings for about 4 years now and I didn't expect the Nylon/Classical guitar relationship to be o soo temperamental!! The first week was D'Addarios Extrahards (silver) and these were very good strings, they have alot of after tones but the bass strings were surprisingly loose & soft for hard tensions and actually rattled for my 3mm action (12th fret). Five days later I put a set of Savarez HT extrahards (silver) and the treble strings were just too stiff, like steel strings almost,but, I like the bass strings. Five to six days later I switched to D'Addarios normal (Gold alloy) and these were just to soft and but I very much liked the bass strings, very deep. Now, 5days later, I put on La Bella extrahard (silver) and these are just right, the bass strings are very tight and responsive and don't rattle for my low action settings and the trebles are very similar to D'Addarios (esp. the after tones given off after plucking).
So, right now, I really like the La Bella and D'Addarios (both on extra hard tension). Both are very similar except for the softer bass strings from D'Addarios for the same gauge type (I'm thinking about combining the La Bella tight sounding bass strings with the very sonurous D'Addarios Trebles strings). But, I have to say that there is really something about D'Addario treble strings, they seem to echo more even after fretting a note. In about a month, I'm gonna try some EXP "composites" (rumored to feel and sound more like gutstrings). Then again, I still have Augustines to try and I can't wait to try Hannabach Golden Treble Carbons. So, it's gonna take a while, this whole Classical-strings stuff is starting to be more of a scientific musical research!LOL!
I know, "I'am" a nerd
, I got these weird researching habits from taking too much Bio-Chem classes in the past!