I know what you mean, Peter. These strings seem to settle in quicker and stay in tune longer than ANY strings I've ever tried. My only complaint is that, on my guitars, the strings tend to sound a bit dull and dark for about the first day. After that, they just bloom beautifully.petermc61 wrote:The set tuned up well and sounded really great from about an hour. I think they settled down probably over the first six hours or so and sound very coherent.
Hi Messytendon,MessyTendon wrote:Yes they hold tune greatly. I usually only have to move my tuners a little bit to get back to pitch after sitting in the case. Sometimes they hold completely.
What I enjoy most is that they stay in tune and to pitch quicker than any other string I've tried. If you don't want the "dupont" sound, go for some nylgut...or I like to call pretty sounding plastic.
This is encouraging, Bob. I just put on a medium tension set this afternoon, and, as I've stated elsewhere, I always give at least a few days to a week before I make any decisions. Thus far, though, I'm feeling hopeful given what they're sounding like even after a few hours.hesson11 wrote:I love Alabastro on my cedar-topped guitars. Do NOT judge them until they've been on the guitar for a few days. In my experience, they start out rather dark and quiet sounding. But after a day or two, they come into their own. To my ear, they offer remarkable volume and projection. Their tonal balance is brighter than nylon and some carbons, but (and this is difficult to describe) they have a certain earthiness and robustness that tempers the brightness to produce what I find to be a very soulful, rich sound. I'm surprised to read some comments about their taking a while to settle in to proper tuning. In my experience, they are much quicker to settle than any other string I've ever used. And once in tune, they stay that way more consistently than any other string I've used. I think they are an absolutely wonderful string and just about perfect for my needs and preferences.
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