Contreras wrote:Meanwhile, the Aquila set have supernylgut trebles and silver-plated copper wound on real silk - I'm not sure how these are distinguished from Aquila Ambra - the descriptions seem the same.
The Aquila seta bass strings have real silk on them, while Ambra 800/900 are not clear pointed out as genuine silk, they might
not be real silk giving the fact they instructions doesn't ask for detuning them while not playing. As for the Ambra 2000 it's silvered copper wires wound on Nylgut multifilament core instead of silk. What that implies in terms of tone I have no idea since I haven't tried them yet.
Contreras wrote:Tuning to A435 is not ideal, and de-tuning the basses a minor quibble ... the price we pay for our ART
Well, have you tried some pieces you haven't previously known in 440hz to see if you like it? Some times I play in 432hz ( not 435) for fun cuz a friend of mine told me to try it out, depending on what I play I like it better on 432