Pepe Romero Strings

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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by es335 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:20 pm

souldier wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:36 pm
I had a full set of PEPSR on my guitar for over a month. My honest assessment is I that I found them underwhelming. The trebles seemed a bit bright and thin sounding for my liking. Basses were average. They held their tone for about a month. Personally, they were not worth the $13 price tag and there are sets for cheaper that I prefer more.
Good to know I'm not alone with this impression. The PR GLOW strings are so much different!!!

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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by Brandon Walker » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:07 pm

I put a set of PEPESR on yesterday. I had them on a cedar/walnut guitar before and was excited about trying them in my spruce/Swiss pear Michael Ritchie.
I’m afraid I’m disappointed. No arguing with the feel of the trebles, but they are a bit too thin sounding at times. The NT PR basses have what I think of as a ‘creamy’ sound and feel; the HT, on this particular guitar, don’t have the same smoothness that I like. At times they seem to have a sort of brittle punch.

Still - an excuse to try my next combo...

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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by rpavich » Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:00 pm

I just purchased two sets of the PEPESR's from SBM.

I'll report when I have played them on my Yamaha GC22S.

I've been keeping a log of my impressions on each string set and logging the tension. My guitar seems to like higher tension sets. Right now I have Recital RL50's on there.
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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by D.Cass » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:53 am

I actually liked the PEPESR on my Ramirez 4E. They seemed to have a nice clarity to the sound

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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by rpavich » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:26 am

Ok, I just took off my Recital RL50's hard tension and put on the PE PEPESR strings. Right off the bat I think that for my guitar they are a big improvement over the Recitals. They are bell-like and clear but they seem "round" and full at the same time. They have clarity but not shrill or unpleasant. The balance between the strings is good with the B and G not being muted or tubby.

If they stay like this, this is the best set of strings I've tried yet.

I wish I knew what the tension numbers were, I'm keeping a chart of all of the strings I've used and what the tension was and my impression of them.
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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by ameriken » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:12 pm

rpavich wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:26 am
Ok, I just took off my Recital RL50's hard tension and put on the PE PEPESR strings. Right off the bat I think that for my guitar they are a big improvement over the Recitals. They are bell-like and clear but they seem "round" and full at the same time. They have clarity but not shrill or unpleasant. The balance between the strings is good with the B and G not being muted or tubby.

If they stay like this, this is the best set of strings I've tried yet.

I wish I knew what the tension numbers were, I'm keeping a chart of all of the strings I've used and what the tension was and my impression of them.
I'm trying not to be a string addict, but this thread, your post and some other reviews have me tempted to try a set.
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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by rpavich » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:13 pm

ameriken wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:12 pm
rpavich wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:26 am
Ok, I just took off my Recital RL50's hard tension and put on the PE PEPESR strings. Right off the bat I think that for my guitar they are a big improvement over the Recitals. They are bell-like and clear but they seem "round" and full at the same time. They have clarity but not shrill or unpleasant. The balance between the strings is good with the B and G not being muted or tubby.

If they stay like this, this is the best set of strings I've tried yet.

I wish I knew what the tension numbers were, I'm keeping a chart of all of the strings I've used and what the tension was and my impression of them.
I'm trying not to be a string addict, but this thread, your post and some other reviews have me tempted to try a set.
Hahaha..it's a sickness.

I had emailed Erik at SBM and he said that the Romero's didn't want to reveal the tension numbers on these sets.

So far so good, at least on my GC22.
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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:50 am

rpavich wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:13 pm
ameriken wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:12 pm
rpavich wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:26 am
Ok, I just took off my Recital RL50's hard tension and put on the PE PEPESR strings. Right off the bat I think that for my guitar they are a big improvement over the Recitals. They are bell-like and clear but they seem "round" and full at the same time. They have clarity but not shrill or unpleasant. The balance between the strings is good with the B and G not being muted or tubby.

If they stay like this, this is the best set of strings I've tried yet.

I wish I knew what the tension numbers were, I'm keeping a chart of all of the strings I've used and what the tension was and my impression of them.
I'm trying not to be a string addict, but this thread, your post and some other reviews have me tempted to try a set.
Hahaha..it's a sickness.

I had emailed Erik at SBM and he said that the Romero's didn't want to reveal the tension numbers on these sets.

So far so good, at least on my GC22.
Do they at least give the diameters?

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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by rpavich » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:06 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:50 am
rpavich wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:13 pm
ameriken wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:12 pm

I'm trying not to be a string addict, but this thread, your post and some other reviews have me tempted to try a set.
Hahaha..it's a sickness.

I had emailed Erik at SBM and he said that the Romero's didn't want to reveal the tension numbers on these sets.

So far so good, at least on my GC22.
Do they at least give the diameters?
Nope.
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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:31 pm

rpavich wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:06 am
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:50 am
rpavich wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:13 pm

Hahaha..it's a sickness.

I had emailed Erik at SBM and he said that the Romero's didn't want to reveal the tension numbers on these sets.

So far so good, at least on my GC22.
Do they at least give the diameters?
Nope.
I ordered a set of the med tension the other day. When they get here I will measure them with a micrometer, and feed the numbers into the string calculator.

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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by rpavich » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:31 pm
rpavich wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:06 am
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:50 am


Do they at least give the diameters?
Nope.
I ordered a set of the med tension the other day. When they get here I will measure them with a micrometer, and feed the numbers into the string calculator.
Great! I'm curious
I have a set of dial calipers, maybe I'll take a stab at it.
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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm

rpavich wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 pm
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:31 pm
rpavich wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:06 am

Nope.
I ordered a set of the med tension the other day. When they get here I will measure them with a micrometer, and feed the numbers into the string calculator.
Great! I'm curious
I have a set of dial calipers, maybe I'll take a stab at it.
I already ordered the medium tension nylon set. What set did you order?

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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by rpavich » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:06 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm
rpavich wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 pm
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:31 pm


I ordered a set of the med tension the other day. When they get here I will measure them with a micrometer, and feed the numbers into the string calculator.
Great! I'm curious
I have a set of dial calipers, maybe I'll take a stab at it.
I already ordered the medium tension nylon set. What set did you order?
the HT set, PEPESR

I may have mis-measured but this is what I got for diameter and I plugged them into the string tension calculator.
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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:09 pm

rpavich wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:05 pm
rpavich wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:43 pm


Great! I'm curious
I have a set of dial calipers, maybe I'll take a stab at it.
I already ordered the medium tension nylon set. What set did you order?
the HT set, PEPESR
Great, we will know roughly the tensions for both.

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Re: Pepe Romero Strings

Post by ameriken » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:32 pm

rpavich wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:13 pm
ameriken wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:12 pm
rpavich wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:26 am
Ok, I just took off my Recital RL50's hard tension and put on the PE PEPESR strings. Right off the bat I think that for my guitar they are a big improvement over the Recitals. They are bell-like and clear but they seem "round" and full at the same time. They have clarity but not shrill or unpleasant. The balance between the strings is good with the B and G not being muted or tubby.

If they stay like this, this is the best set of strings I've tried yet.

I wish I knew what the tension numbers were, I'm keeping a chart of all of the strings I've used and what the tension was and my impression of them.
I'm trying not to be a string addict, but this thread, your post and some other reviews have me tempted to try a set.
Hahaha..it's a sickness.

I had emailed Erik at SBM and he said that the Romero's didn't want to reveal the tension numbers on these sets.

So far so good, at least on my GC22.
So I broke down and ordered a PEPESR set. Do you still think they are the best strings you've ever tried?
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