I'll try to reverse them later and report back for future people with similar problem, probably tomorrow...Brandon Walker wrote:I have tried all of the Ambra sets - I have never had to make any adjustments to the guitar. I have never had any intonation issues with them, but others have mentioned this. Sometimes removing a string and reversing it solves intonation issues.
I've never had any issues with strange buzzing; the bass strings tend to have a deeper, more pronounced fundamental with less ring and sustain, but are still a clear sound or have been every time I've used them.
I tried every version of Nylgut I could find - Alabastro, Ambra, and Seta. I still like using the basses (I love those deep, whispering fundamentals), but I started to find the Nylgut trebles a bit unsubtle in their tone. I tried some real gut, and going back didn't feel as comfortable either - the smooth surface of the Nylgut felt very synthetic and a touch cold by comparison.I'll try to reverse them later and report back for future people with similar problem, probably tomorrow...
Just out of curiosity, which one is your favourite Ambra set? Are you still using them? Have you tried other nylgut sets?
I'm now addicted to my sixth string haha, I tunned down to 430hz and the other two bases strings that present that buzz are sounding slightly better, but still can't be hit with a decent attack without the "phaser" kicking in...Brandon Walker wrote:I tried every version of Nylgut I could find - Alabastro, Ambra, and Seta. I still like using the basses (I love those deep, whispering fundamentals)
Also, I noticed that the Ambra 2000 has higher action than my prior high tension strings... If it isn't asking much from you, would you share your experience regarding how the tension differs between 800, 900, 2000? I haven't find precise information. Also Do All the Ambras sound alike, sound and projection? how did the Alabastro performed compared to Ambra?
I'll happily wait.Brandon Walker wrote:If I'm honest, I saw little difference in any of the trebles until the formula for the Ambra 2000 was changed a few months ago - they are now translucent, and are quite a different experience for me. They felt a bit harder, tension wise. I didn't keep them on for long enough to give a full evaluation, since I tried them whilst waiting for another set I'd yet to try. My curiosity gets the better of me - often.
As far as I understand it, the Ambra 2000 are designed to be a 440Hz compatible version of the 900, although I have never had trouble tuning the 800 or 900 to 440. I still don't understand the difference between the 800 & 900 - I have a set of the 800 basses (paired with NNG trebles) waiting at the luthier's to go on my Asturias AST80 once the frets have been dressed. I will happily report my findings...
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