kienle51 wrote:Thanks Rajaros, Jim and Patspector for the information!
Really notice stiffness on treble strings, comparing to my old guitar which is using NT D'addario.
I love how it feels as my hand run over HT strings!
By the way what is the difference between Savarez 500CJ and 540 blue set?
Increasing in number means what?
The number simply designates that line of strings. 500 is Corum, 510 is Cantiga, 520 is Traditonal, etc.
The "C" in 500CJ refers to Cristal nylon trebles, as opposed to their standard Alliance carbon trebles. "J" means hard tension and "R" means low tension. So the 500CJ would have hard tension Corum basses with hard tension Cristal trebles. The 540J aka "Blue" set from their packaging, would have hard tension Alliance trebles with HT Classic silver-plated hard tension basses.
If you're unfamiliar with them, carbon and titanium trebles have higher tension and have a sharp, immediate attack, despite a thinner string. They would be brighter and louder than the Cristal trebles you currently have, but might not sustain as well. This might just be my own experience, but I stopped using carbon trebles because I felt it was much harder for me to get a convincing vibrato or to control it with them (I used them for years and now play LaBella). That said, when I put a 540J set on my guitar, it almost sounds like a steel string with how punchy they are.
I highly recommend checking out stringsbymail.com for more information.