Dogal Maestrale

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Dogal Maestrale

Post by MessyTendon » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:38 pm

Well I finally splurged on some expensive boutique strings...I bought only the trebles since I have tons of bass strings laying around.

I am curious to see how these strings do. I was going to buy gut trebles...but these are a bit cheaper.

I'm curious how they will take to flesh playing. My nails are shot.

Not much noise about these...here goes nothing...or should I say 14$ for three strings...yikes!

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by ivan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:27 am

Dogal Maestrale trebles are absolutely terrible. First of all, they are made from same material like D'addario composite 3rd strings. Extremely hard and stiff. The sound is brittle, sharp, penetrating, thin, and harsh.

However the bass are excellent. Punchy, powerful, and slightly less bright than Savarez Cantiga. Very durable. Better buy this than Pyramid sterling silver.

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by petermc61 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:54 am

ivan wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:27 am
However the bass are excellent. Punchy, powerful, and slightly less bright than Savarez Cantiga. Very durable. Better buy this than Pyramid sterling silver.
Are the bass strings the same as in the Diamanté set? If so I struggle to imagine they are better than the Pyramid, but maybe they just suit your guitar well. If they are different, do you know how?

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by ivan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:46 pm

They are different, Peter. The core is different, Maestrale use polymer as the core material. They are as durable as Pyramid, the 4th string indeed will rust after 2 weeks of intensive playing but the tone quality remains the same.

Pyramid are too soft in my experience. I have sold around 30 sets to my customer and 60% of them are complaining because the string break (most of them are 4th and 5th strings). This strings gave me lots of problems.
For sterling silver strings, Knobloch are much better, but far more expensive..

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by petermc61 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:10 pm

Ivan

Curious. I’ve been using Pyramid SS for over three years and can’tever Recall a failure. Maybe you got a bad batch.

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by cgratham » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:16 pm

Peter (or others),
Just curious where you get your Pyramid SS bass stings from? I'm on my first set of Pyramid guts with the SS basses and really like them. SBM doesn't seem to advertise individual strings or bass sets?

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:48 am

SBM does sell Pyramid Sterling Silver as bass sets.

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by cgratham » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:07 am

Ah ... thx. I was looking under the gut strings section. I see them now.

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by petermc61 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:13 am

cgratham wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:07 am
Ah ... thx. I was looking under the gut strings section. I see them now.

Chris
Confirming I get them from SBM.

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by MessyTendon » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:46 am

First impressions:

The regular tension feels stiff. They are unpleasant on the fingers and the sound is quite thin and bright. The high E string is brighter than the other two strings and I think the size is tiny... It has a superficial bright character compared to the other strings.

I can't see a reason to use these strings ever again.

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Re: Dogal Maestrale

Post by Beowulf » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:18 pm

:okok: ...My impressions as well. The Diamente e provided did ameliorate that problem on the top string.
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