Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

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Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by mando48 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:04 pm

I like EXP basses, tried Catinga , but not quite bright enough for my taste,,any suggestions?
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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by joachim33 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:48 pm

I am not sure I get your query. Are you asking for strings brighter than D’Addario EXP and Savarez Cantiga? Try Savarez HT Classic bass strings (540 product line). I had a set of 540CR (normal tension, paired with New Cristal trebles) a few a month ago. Very bright sound, to my ears clearly brighter than EXP46 and Cantiga 510CR & 510CJ.

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by petermc61 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:22 pm

It’s curious that you want brighter than Cantiga (that are pretty bright) and EXP (that are not very). Maybe the guitar just won’t sound very bright?

You might try the Mari 100p basses. I don’t like their stiff feel but they are certainly bright.

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by astro64 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:04 am

Not everyone agrees, probably, but to me the Savarez Corum basses are brighter than the Cantigua. At least the D-string is, not so sure about the E and A. I don't know of any brighter D string that the Corum. I use medium tension.

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by souldier » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:23 pm

"brighter and louder" can be subjective, but La Bella 2001 HT basses might fit the bill for you, which are lively, responsive "bright". La Bella labels as high tension but is more like a medium tension.

Otherwise, perhaps its the guitar itself that lacks the tone you're looking for.
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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by mando48 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:45 pm

It's not the guitar oh, I found the response to be similar between my guitars!

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by jnbrown » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:11 am

I just got new Cantiga and Corum bass strings. I tried both by mounting each string side by side and it was really hard to tell a difference.
I thought the Cantiga was maybe a tiny bit better but its splitting hairs. I feel that D'addario EJ45 or EJ46 are brighter but fade pretty quickly.

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:36 pm

I wonder if changing to a different metal, like nickel, would sound brighter? GHS makes some. Thomastik makes some as well, but they are steel core and expensive.

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by astro64 » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:43 pm

The corum basses stay bright longer than many others, especially the D-string, on my guitars. My fingers don't tend to corrode strings so that helps. Some people kill basses quickly due to sweat etc.

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Post by Laudiesdad69 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:57 pm

I just ordered some Mari 100p and 100pl, along with a set of medium, and light, Luthier strings. I am curious to see if the basses are indeed brighter than the Cantigas, as the Cantiga are pretty bright, and balance out my dark sounding cedar top.

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by petermc61 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:57 pm
I just ordered some Mari 100p and 100pl, along with a set of medium, and light, Luthier strings. I am curious to see if the basses are indeed brighter than the Cantigas, as the Cantiga are pretty bright, and balance out my dark sounding cedar top.
Yes, they are bright. But they are also SO stiff!

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:28 pm

petermc61 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:57 pm
I just ordered some Mari 100p and 100pl, along with a set of medium, and light, Luthier strings. I am curious to see if the basses are indeed brighter than the Cantigas, as the Cantiga are pretty bright, and balance out my dark sounding cedar top.
Yes, they are bright. But they are also SO stiff!
I only bought one set of each, and I ordered a couple of treble sets to try with the Cantiga. I will find out I guess just how stiff they are :D I am not worried. If I don’t like them I have several different bass sets to pick from to replace them with. Were the light tension strings stiff as well?

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by petermc61 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:46 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:28 pm
petermc61 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 pm
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:57 pm
I just ordered some Mari 100p and 100pl, along with a set of medium, and light, Luthier strings. I am curious to see if the basses are indeed brighter than the Cantigas, as the Cantiga are pretty bright, and balance out my dark sounding cedar top.
Yes, they are bright. But they are also SO stiff!
I only bought one set of each, and I ordered a couple of treble sets to try with the Cantiga. I will find out I guess just how stiff they are :D I am not worried. If I don’t like them I have several different bass sets to pick from to replace them with. Were the light tension strings stiff as well?
Never tried the light basses since I didn’t much care for the normal. I only buy the Mari trebles (one of my absolute go to sets of trebles).

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:54 am

petermc61 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:46 am
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:28 pm
petermc61 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:15 pm


Yes, they are bright. But they are also SO stiff!
Never tried the light basses since I didn’t much care for the normal. I only buy the Mari trebles (one of my absolute go to sets of trebles).
This was my first time Ordering from Ostrie. I just ordered them online. It seems that they have a limited selection of classical strings. Are they a brick and mortar store?

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Re: Are there any bass strings brighter and louder than Savarez Catinga?

Post by Nappingdog » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:38 pm

The Conde strings are very bright to my ear. Basses especially...
Mark A, tupelo MS
Mateo Crespi 2009
Sakurai no 5 1975
Kenny Hill(la Mancha) Munich
Martin om-21 steel string
Takamine hirade h-15
Hippner Fleta 2013 spruce/Honduran rosewood
Mitsuru Tamura 500 spruce/indian

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