How are the basses? And can you tell me how they compare to the Granato basses. I’m thinking about just ordering treble sets, but wonder if there is anything special about the basses.
Hi Mimmo, is there anyway to tell if I got an old set of Granato trebles. I got them from Strings and Beyond, but don't know if they are old stock.
Yes, they are nice strings. I use them on two guitars that need help with brightness. I may not try them on my new Darren Hippner guitar, because it does not need any help with brightness or volume on the treble strings. This is my first luthier made guitar, it is very well balanced between base and treble and has a very clear and direct sound. It may be a combination of the maker, the wood used and the bracing. The wood used is spruce top, birdseye maple back and sides, with Friederich style bracing.ameriken wrote: ↑Wed May 16, 2018 6:38 pmJust put on another set of Rubino's and these are definitely very nice strings. No breakage, batch is from 08/2017 through Strings by Mail.
Very bright, crisp, clean and clear sound, as well as loud. Despite their high tension I like how easy they are to play. Barring chords is far easier, and I have less contact with my LH fingernails buzzing on adjacent strings, which is more of an issue for me on thicker strings.
If you want bright but don't want carbon, these are your strings. I don't think these are for everyone, I think you're either gonna love em or hate em. But most definitely worth a try, especially if you want to brighten a darker guitar.
Very well balanced, when I took it out of the box it sounded almost exactly how I thought it should for a spruce top. Nice balance across all the strings, with good note separation and excellent volume. Bright guitar that responds very nicely with the Rubino's.