I agree except I would use Classic trebles not Imperial which are slightly brighter sounding. Hannabach trebles are generally well rounded and not bright so try a set of yellow label (super low tension) or green label (low tension) 815 Silver Special. Don't worry about the Hannabach labelling - their tensions are generally very high vs their competitors so neither of these sets should feel too loose.Jacek A. Rochacki wrote:What about following advices by @Ramon Amira and trying some low tension strings ? or combination - like Augustine Imperial trebles (medium tension) and Black bases (low tension) ? Or La Bella 2001 light tension set ?
for this suggestion! I may need to try this too as I have a laminate sycamore back and side guitar.Michael.N. wrote:Drop it (the tuning, not the guitar) to 415. You might prefer the sound. Free to try.
I also recommend the Hannabach 815 trebles, specifically the super-low tension (yellow package), which are the same tension as the D'Addario J45s that you are using now. They have a much rounder/thicker sound. Give them a chance to break in after you put them on before rendering your final judgment.souldier wrote:I'd go with Hannabach 815 or 900's. They have a thicker sound to them. How you shape and polish your nails also makes a world of a difference.
Yeah I thought about possibly having to get rid of it. But, it was so cheap (138$) that I really want it to work out to at least be a camping guitar. I think we have a store in town that sells Hannabach. I will see if I can't give them a try.souldier wrote:I'd go with Hannabach 815 or 900's. They have a thicker sound to them. How you shape and polish your nails also makes a world of a difference.
In the end it's important to remember that strings will not change the guitar. If you are getting that kind of sound with EJ45's, you probably just need to get rid of the guitar itself!
I think you may be on to something here. I didn't notice the problem until I put the EJ45s on. The top is spruce and it did have higher tension strings on it to begin with, though I don't know what kind. What I did notice is that after putting the EJ 45s on, is hat there is less relief in the neck.Beowulf wrote:Did you pick a flamenco guitar for a flamenco sound? Nail shaping and polishing can be an issue that will exacerbate an edgy sound. Actually, you might try a higher tension string as the EJ45s may not be "driving" the top well. Also, consider the Aquila Alabastro strings for a warmer, rounder tone.