D’Addario EJ46 Pro-Arté hard tension Vs. Hannabach Silver Special 815MT

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MiguelF
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D’Addario EJ46 Pro-Arté hard tension Vs. Hannabach Silver Special 815MT

Post by MiguelF » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:45 pm

Someone recently recommended the Hannabach Silver Special 815MT set to me.

D’Addario EJ46 Pro-Arté hard tension strings are my go-to set and I was wondering if you guys could compare and contrast them, pros and cons, etc.

Thanks,

Miguel

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Re: D’Addario EJ46 Pro-Arté hard tension Vs. Hannabach Silver Special 815MT

Post by rinneby » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:12 pm

The 815MT are actually harder tension than EJ46, but they don't feel like it. They are, at least to my ears, rounder and sweeter sounding, while the Daddario's feels more punchy, midrangy and harder. Depending on guitar of course.

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Re: D’Addario EJ46 Pro-Arté hard tension Vs. Hannabach Silver Special 815MT

Post by Rognvald » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:40 pm

Hi, Miguel,
I play, exclusively, cedar guitars. I played Hannabach's 815's/Gold 825HT for over 20 years but have recently been playing the EJ46's HT with the carbon trebles(EJ46FF). They give me the sound I want--rich, full and with enough edge for definition on the trebles without being unbalanced on MY guitars. My personal opinion is that they are a much better deal than the Hannabachs although this is not a criticism of Hannabach. Playing again . . . Rognvald
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Re: D’Addario EJ46 Pro-Arté hard tension Vs. Hannabach Silver Special 815MT

Post by joachim33 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:45 pm

Hannabach isa bit unusual, when it comes to tension. Their 2B and 3G are almost the same tension level as the 1E string, while all other brands’ 2B and 3G have considerable lower tension than the 1E. The last time I tried them, I really loved that Hannabach 3G string. Though I now need to reassess, since I have a different instrument and changed a few things in my playing.

I suggest to give them a try to see for yourself.
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Re: D’Addario EJ46 Pro-Arté hard tension Vs. Hannabach Silver Special 815MT

Post by es335 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:48 am

The same goes for their basses. The individual tensions are quite balanced, particularly much more than any other strings on the market. This is most probably the reason why Hannabach strings do not feel as „hard“ as they actually are in total!

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