25 different sets of strings in a year

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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:49 pm

At nearly $60.00, I think this would be one set I wouldn't even try. God help me if I liked them. I'd have to buy them again. And if I hated them, we'll there's 60 bucks down the toilet. Thank God I don't like gut...that would be a hundred bucks in the Pyramid.

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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by Jack Douglas » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:56 pm

I’m sold on Hauser strings. Does anyone know who makes them for the Hauser’s?
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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by JohnH* » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:06 pm

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:49 pm
At nearly $60.00, I think this would be one set I wouldn't even try. God help me if I liked them. I'd have to buy them again. And if I hated them, we'll there's 60 bucks down the toilet. Thank God I don't like gut...that would be a hundred bucks in the Pyramid.
I think that this is why I don't care for D'Addarios... the stigma of low cost.
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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by Dave Stott » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:47 pm

I don't like d'addario strings simply because of the sound from them. I love Savarez Cantiga basses, but I'm still searching for a really nice treble string to go with them.

The Savarez alliance feel great, but I'm not thrilled the sound of the 1st string.

Next in my trial are the RC Recital trebles & Mari P light tension, and the Diamonte Dugal's.
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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by rwe » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:56 pm

I tried Optima No.6 Silver Strings Carbon High on a Tama TC-15 cedar (formerly equipped with Saverez nylon and carbon) and on a Krempel spruce (that was strung with Knobloch when I bought it). For me the Optima are better on both instruments than the strings I used before. But I will try other sets, I just started with a test.

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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:13 pm

Dave Stott wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:47 pm
I don't like d'addario strings simply because of the sound from them. I love Savarez Cantiga basses, but I'm still searching for a really nice treble string to go with them.

The Savarez alliance feel great, but I'm not thrilled the sound of the 1st string.

Next in my trial are the RC Recital trebles & Mari P light tension, and the Diamonte Dugal's.
I think you will like the Dogal Diamanté trebles with the Cantiga basses. I keep coming back to them.

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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by Dartez82 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:07 pm

I recently bought a new guitar and have tried 10 different sets of strings so far. The best two have dadarrio ej 46 and dadarrio ej45ff. The carbon strings sound best on my guitar. The really bring it to life, but sometimes the e string gets on my nerves. Not sure if it's my technique or the e string.
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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:54 am

Dave Stott wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:47 pm
I don't like d'addario strings simply because of the sound from them. I love Savarez Cantiga basses, but I'm still searching for a really nice treble string to go with them.

The Savarez alliance feel great, but I'm not thrilled the sound of the 1st string.

Next in my trial are the RC Recital trebles & Mari P light tension, and the Diamonte Dugal's.
I use Mari normal tension trebles. They are very light. And I like light tension strings. The Mari lights are great too and don't feel much different than the normal. But I find the normal tension to feel like a light tension string.
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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by astro64 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:17 am

Dartez82 wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:07 pm
I recently bought a new guitar and have tried 10 different sets of strings so far. The best two have dadarrio ej 46 and dadarrio ej45ff. The carbon strings sound best on my guitar. The really bring it to life, but sometimes the e string gets on my nerves. Not sure if it's my technique or the e string.
It is the string. The carbon high E tends to be very bright and thin. You can get very good sound by combining carbon G and B with a nylon top E string.

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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by Dartez82 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:32 am

astro64 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:18 am
astro64 wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:17 am
Dartez82 wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:07 pm
I recently bought a new guitar and have tried 10 different sets of strings so far. The best two have dadarrio ej 46 and dadarrio ej45ff. The carbon strings sound best on my guitar. The really bring it to life, but sometimes the e string gets on my nerves. Not sure if it's my technique or the e string.
It may well be the string. The carbon high E tends to be very bright and can sound thin. Nails have to be perfect. Tension can feel high too. You can get very good sound by combining carbon G and B with a nylon top E string.
So after 5 days of trying to acclimate myself to the carbon e, I decided it wasn't going to work. As you suggested, Astro64, I used a nylon e and was very surprised at how much I like the combination. Right now I have ej45ff with a ej46e. Over the next few weeks I am going to try the ej45, ej45tt, and ej46tt and see what I think. I would be completely happy playing this current set up with the ej46 e. It sounds great, thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: 25 different sets of strings in a year

Post by astro64 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:59 pm

Glad it worked for you. I have that combination on several of my guitars right now.

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