Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

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Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

Post by joachim33 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:43 pm

I noticed that the Hannabach website is down since a number of weeks. They claim maintenance. I am wondering whether there is more to it. Anyone here got any news about them?

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Re: Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

Post by joachim33 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:44 pm

This is still down. Anyone here knows the reason?

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Post by soltirefa » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:44 pm

Seite unter Wartungsarbeiten!

Site under maintenance!

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Re: Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

Post by joachim33 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:05 am

It’s back http://www.hannabach.com/en though still a bit rough. As far as i can see for the 800 and 815 lines important info, e.g. the choice of tensions available is not mentioned in the text. The only indication of what is available are pictures of the packages, which will not show on e.g. an iPhone. This information is available in the text for many other lines, e.g. exclusive, incl tension data.

Still happy to see them back. I was wondering whether something bad was going on.

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Post by es335 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:44 am

Though happy to see them back again it feels a bit strange that all gauge and tension data are eliminated except for their Exclusive set. Seems like a bit wilful interpretation of exclusiveness! :wink:

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Post by joachim33 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:37 am

es335 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:44 am
Though happy to see them back again it feels a bit strange that all gauge and tension data are eliminated except for their Exclusive set. Seems like a bit wilful interpretation of exclusiveness! :wink:
I checked a few sets, some have gauge and/or tension data, e.g. 500, 600, EXCLUSIVE, while others have not, including their popular 800, 815 and 900 lines. I understand, the 500, 600 and EXCLUSIVE are quite recent additions to their product portfolio, which might be all that is behind this.

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Post by es335 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:11 pm

Apologies for not having checked the 500 and 600 sets as they have never been in my focus.

That's particularly strange as the packages of my latest 815 SLT buy provides diameter and tension data!?

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Post by es335 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:08 pm

Thanks for posting! That’s the known average family tension chart which applies mainly to the 815 and 800 series.

But nobody would assume that Medium/High Silver 200 Nylon strings do have the same tension as Medium/High Goldin Carbon strings! :wink:

So I was quite pleased to see such a complete data set on the package and didn’t expect this step back on their renewed website!

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Post by astro64 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:52 pm

Both those sets of tables look a bit strange to me. Too many numbers that are identical to two decimal places which seems highly unlikely. They might well be about right, but not sure how many digits to trust. Hannabachs do tend to show less tension variation between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd than many other brands, something these numbers do reflect.

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Re: Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

Post by joachim33 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:17 pm

es335 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:11 pm
Apologies for not having checked the 500 and 600 sets as they have never been in my focus.

That's particularly strange as the packages of my latest 815 SLT buy provides diameter and tension data!?


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That’s interesting. Treble tension on your pack are exactly the same as on the 815mt and 815lt packs which i bought about a year ago. Only the basses have lower tension. There are earlier figures still floating around the web, which indicate SLT trebles are thinner than LT and MT. Did they change their products or measurements procedure?

The figures I have are:

Hannabach 815 MT: 7,00 6,00 6,50 7,50 7,30 7,50
Hannabach 815 LT: 7,00 6,00 6,50 6,90 7,00 7,00

I find the trebles of the LT I am currently using a bit hard and am looking for lower tension. Based on your pack ordering 815SLT will not do that for me.

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Re: Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

Post by joachim33 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:21 pm

astro64 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:52 pm
Both those sets of tables look a bit strange to me. Too many numbers that are identical to two decimal places which seems highly unlikely. They might well be about right, but not sure how many digits to trust. Hannabachs do tend to show less tension variation between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd than many other brands, something these numbers do reflect.
The metric measurements are reasonable, 1/100 mm and 100g. The rounding to imperial measurements has to many digits. Germany uses metric.

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Re: Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

Post by es335 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:42 pm

joachim33 wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:17 pm
... That’s interesting. Treble tension on your pack are exactly the same as on the 815mt and 815lt packs which i bought about a year ago. Only the basses have lower tension. There are earlier figures still floating around the web, which indicate SLT trebles are thinner than LT and MT. Did they change their products or measurements procedure?

The figures I have are:

Hannabach 815 MT: 7,00 6,00 6,50 7,50 7,30 7,50
Hannabach 815 LT: 7,00 6,00 6,50 6,90 7,00 7,00

I find the trebles of the LT I am currently using a bit hard and am looking for lower tension. Based on your pack ordering 815SLT will not do that for me.
They revised their tensions a few years ago but even their latest average tension chart indicates that SLT should have aofter trebles. But the figures on the packages are contradictory. Anyway the recent SLT trebles feel tight!

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Re: Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

Post by joachim33 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:56 am

If they are in the process of revising the product, that might actually be the reason for not publishing tensions. Everyone could easily tell the different batches, leaving stockist with the previous batch with a potential problem. Since they need to keep everyone - customers and stockists - happy, not publishing tension data until most of the old stock has sold, might be a solution.

Savarez tension data are also in a mess, as discussed many times. Their website and their packages (e.g. 540 CR) have different data.

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Re: Hannabach website down for weeks - is there something to it?

Post by Podobin » Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:16 am

I sent them a message via Facebook messenger about a string tension question and they got back to me in a day.

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