Curious how you're liking the Ambra's and if you've tried the Alchemia's yet?Brandon Walker wrote: ↑Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:57 amI recently strung up my Michael Ritchie with Aquila NT Nylgut basses, and Ambra 2000 trebles. After a couple of days, the basses really do have a deep, purring, lower fundamental emphasis. I like it, and I’m seeing how it develops. The Ambra 2000 trebles really do have a rich and sweet sound, and feel lovely under the fingers. Over the last eight months I’ve tried everything from genuine gut through all my favourite clear and rectified nylons, including, recently, the red-gold Hannabach 827 flamenco trebles. The Ambra 2000 are winning. I have hit on so many delightful combinations of strings, and there are so many left to try. I’m studying guitar full time now, so I burn through sets quicker, and I do sometimes wonder if I’ll ever land on a set that I’ll stick with.
At the moment I am awaiting delivery of Aquila’s new Alchemia set, NT. These have clear trebles made from a sugarcane derivative; the description of their characteristics in the site is very interesting. It is unclear whether the basses are regular Nylgut or something new again - they have identical tension charts, but in the description I got the sense that they might be something new.
I will report on my findings.
BTW, according to SBM it appears the Alchemia's were discontinued.