Dogal Maestrale trebles are absolutely terrible. First of all, they are made from same material like D'addario composite 3rd strings. Extremely hard and stiff. The sound is brittle, sharp, penetrating, thin, and harsh.
However the bass are excellent. Punchy, powerful, and slightly less bright than Savarez Cantiga. Very durable. Better buy this than Pyramid sterling silver.
They are different, Peter. The core is different, Maestrale use polymer as the core material. They are as durable as Pyramid, the 4th string indeed will rust after 2 weeks of intensive playing but the tone quality remains the same.
Pyramid are too soft in my experience. I have sold around 30 sets to my customer and 60% of them are complaining because the string break (most of them are 4th and 5th strings). This strings gave me lots of problems.
For sterling silver strings, Knobloch are much better, but far more expensive..
Peter (or others),
Just curious where you get your Pyramid SS bass stings from? I'm on my first set of Pyramid guts with the SS basses and really like them. SBM doesn't seem to advertise individual strings or bass sets?
Thanks in advance, Chris
2014 Douglass Scott Cdr/Irw; 2010 Martin Blackwell SpCdr Double top/Irw; 1989 James Frieson Sp/Irw
The regular tension feels stiff. They are unpleasant on the fingers and the sound is quite thin and bright. The high E string is brighter than the other two strings and I think the size is tiny... It has a superficial bright character compared to the other strings.
I can't see a reason to use these strings ever again.