I've had GCNM on for a couple days now and agree with you about tension and sound of the trebles. For me it's the A and D strings that stand out, but the whole set projects quite nicely.es335 wrote:I'm using their GCNM set recently and am quite surprised about their balance and remarkable intonation.The trebles remind me quite a lot of their 10PH set but the gauges seem better balanced. Brighter than HB 815 but still warm sounding. The basses match very well and in particular A and E have a very distinct articulation.
Though advertized as normal tension they appear more as high tension to me. Compared to HB 815 SLT which are about par to EJ45 they are more than one step up. Nevertheless these are the first higher tension strings my guitar seem to accept without increased wolf tone symptom.
Even though they are most likely rather custom assembled than specially produced I do like them much better than the other La Bella strings I tried before!
That's interesting to hear and makes me ask which kind of strings you used before, because even their gauges 0.73/0.86/1.04 mm indicate high tension?mmapag wrote:... I don't know the exact tension but they play with the feel of light tension strings...
es335 wrote:That's interesting to hear and makes me ask which kind of strings you used before, because even their gauges 0.73/0.86/1.04 mm indicate high tension?mmapag wrote:... I don't know the exact tension but they play with the feel of light tension strings...
The rest is of course fully compliant to my experiences and after 2 weeks I can report that this is well maintained!
You could well be right! I have tried a lot of strings and the Cantiga/ Classic Black produces lovely tone on my spruce topped Esteve. The improvement on the GVR is noticeable, thus remarkable.es335 wrote:That's quite strange but they might behave different on different guitars. Compared to Augustin Classics they with measures of 0.71/0.81/1.04 mm particularly e and b are significantly thicker! But they appear more balanced tension wise why it might feel more easy to play, something that had already been experienced with Hannabach strings!
That's very encouraging to read. I've been on a constant search to match just the right strings to my 2012 GVR Estudio and these certainly seem worth a try. I just looked at the GSI interviews with Pepe Romero Sr. and Jr. so that piqued my curiosity.mmapag wrote:Go my set of GCNM normal tension on Thursday (1 day early. Thank you SBM) and put them on my G.V. Rubio that night. So far, I love them!! I don't know the exact tension but they play with the feel of light tension strings. The trebles were the biggest surprise though. By far the best sounding trebles I've heard on this guitar in the almost 1 1/2 years I've owned it. Just beautiful tone and super playability. Also, I usually trade out the 3rd for a Galli Carbonio due to the typical tubbiness of the G. I tried the 3rd from the set and it sounds great. We'll see if that is still the case in 3 or 4 days....
It's only 2 days but I'm rapidly moving from skeptic to fan.
I have just tried Aquila Alabastro and Ambra strings, which also have a milky appearance. Is there any sound similarity between the PEPESR and Nylgut Aquila trebles?Re: Pepe Romero Strings
PostFriday 22 July 2016, 06:20 am
The trebles have a slightly milky appearance, unlike the GLOW set, which are crystal clear. When I first put the PEPSR set on, I could find nothing very different or remarkable, but I tightened them a bit and went to make some food, letting them settle into tension.