Because they are still brighter than nylon and feel like carbon. Just a little less pronounced than other carbons.zupfgeiger wrote:If Knobloch carbon trebles are the best on the market, because they are warmer and not as bright as other carbons, what is the point in using them at all? Nylon will do the job as well.
The Knobloch carbon trebles are about 2/3 the price of Goldin trebles at SBM. The only very expensive part of the Knobloch range are the Sterling Silver basses, combine the trebles with the double silver basses and you are still only about 2/3 the price of a full Goldin set.Cao Nguyen wrote: I thought the Goldin are expensive until I look at the price of those Knobloch...
Listen to the string guru. He knows what he's talking about. I have tried the Knoblock pure sterling silver strings. They are very similar to the Pyramids. The difference is a matter of taste not superiority.petermc61 wrote:Cao
The double silver strings from Knobloch are very good. I have not tried their Sterling Silver as they are silly expensive. The Sterling Silver from Pyramid are exceptional and only a little bit more expensive than the Knobloch doubles. They are my first choice. I think both of them are well ahead of EJ45 et al. Interestingly, because the sterling silver seem to last (on my guitars) typically three times longer the overall running cost is not much more but with better sound for each and every hour.
The Pyramid Sterling Silver basses/Knobloch medium carbon trebles would be my choice if I wanted a carbon treble set. You can't buy the Pyramid as a bass only set so that would mean ditching the Pyramid trebles. Luckily the Pyramid trebles are not too far behind so a full Pyramid set is a pretty good option also.
Just a comment ... I have never had a bass set that was worth playing at 4 - 6 months.ErikEngerd wrote: I usually have the Knobloch double silver on for six to eight weeks, so if the sterling silvers last for 4-6 months I am satisfied.
It depends how critical you are of the sound Erik, but I count on about 60-75 hours from the Pyramids. Most other strings I tend to change around the 25 hour mark.Contreras wrote:Just a comment ... I have never had a bass set that was worth playing at 4 - 6 months.ErikEngerd wrote: I usually have the Knobloch double silver on for six to eight weeks, so if the sterling silvers last for 4-6 months I am satisfied.
... but you can buy them as individual strings and a German source is selling them for about 13€ per bass set, which is quite attractive IMHO. Just search for "classical strings"!petermc61 wrote:.... You can't buy the Pyramid as a bass only set ...
CaoCao Nguyen wrote:Hi Peter the String Guru,
I see on SMB I can get a Pyramid bass only set but only high tension. I kind of like high tension strings. Unfortunately I can't find detailed information for each strings. Have you got any experience with them?