I'm seeking out for different sounds, playability, feel on the strings... even though I'm fairly satisfied with my current set ( Augustine blue/regal, except for the G string that depending on what it's played sounds kinda dull, it do has it's pros an cons though) I want to try something new. I noticed this thread is dead for quite some time now but I feel compelled to inquiry about the matter...maiki wrote:I would like to know--what is the difference between the Aquila Alabastro strings and the Aquila Ambra CG strings? (They are both nylgut, both the trebles, and the core of the basses, from what I recal.)
Yes, I have read what Aquila writes about Ambra, but I would like to know real world differences, how the two sets sound different to you (people who have tried them both), on a modern classical guitar?
Are only the trebles different in the two sets, or both the trebles and the basses? (From what I can make out, their other set, Alchemia, much more expensive, has the same trebles as Alabastro, with different basses.)
Besides the difference in sound, how does the feel on the fingers compare? If I recall correctly, Alabastro comes in two tensions-normal and high, while Ambra only comes in one tension. (I may be mistaken on that, but it is what I recall.) Is the tension on the Ambras comparable with the Alabastro normal, or high, or neither? Lower than both?
There are several threads about Aquila strings on this forum, but Aquila changed its nylon formulas over the years and I think your best bet for current information is to contact Mimmo Peruffo via the Aquilacorde website or via private message in this forum.-Z- wrote:well, these sets ->IF <-found in my country they cost about 80 bucks... (US$ 25,00 more or less instead of 7,99 from the strings by mail for example), and importing sets implies that a fee of 60% is charged over the price + additional taxes. That's the reason I ask before going out and aimless buying lots of guitar string sets...
I just thought I could find some helpful information here from people who have experience with these strings...
The problem was not the G string, actually there was no problem at all, I like the Augustine but I imagine my tone and feel in other flavours more often than none.robert e wrote:
A more economical experiment for you may be to try substituting a composite G string for your current G.
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