what is the main diff of the Hannebach? I'm using the reds=mediumtension and like them very much.Noctivagant wrote:I'd used Augustine Reds for years until I fell in love with Hannebach Super Low tension. I'm about to try a set of Goldins since I've never tried carbon-type trebles.
Agreed.Intune wrote:I use normal tension nylon D'Addario EJ45's: fine neutral sound; consistent quality; easy on the pocket book; easy on the fingers. They have a nice soft feel that allows me to play longer and cleaner without hand fatigue, a quality I value as I get older. Though they won't amp up a guitar like carbons or high-tensions might, I find they produce a solid, sweet tone on most guitars that are well-balanced and not in need of "help" from more high-octane strings. When asked why he uses EJ45's, David Russell once replied that first and foremost, strings should be easy to play and make him sound good, not just the guitar.
This was an interesting list. That was 3 years ago. Has anything changed? I know you still recommend the Mari 100p trebles a lot. I have yet to try them. I have 3 sets I got from Ostrie music. Oh and I see that you had EJ45 listed. Ostrie has those for I think $6.49 a set. Not sure if it is a sale price. Everybody else charges $9.00 for those.petermc61 wrote: ↑Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:50 pmI just did my annual update of my guitar inventory and what strings I have installed. Thought the results might be interesting. Each string combination below is currently installed on a different guitar (a total of 16 instruments). Where there is a mixed set the bass strings are always provided first with the trebles following.
Pyramid Sterling Silver medium nylon (x2 guitars)
Pyramid Sterling Silver/Mari 100p g and b/Dogal strong e
Knobloch Double Silver/Dogal Strong
Knobloch Double Silver/Knobloch MH carbon G/Mari 100p b and e
Hannabach Silver 200 low-medium/Mari 100p (x2 guitars)
Hannabach 728 Custom basses/Goldin 725 carbon
D'Addario EJ45C/Galli medium carbon g/Royal Classics Sonata nylon b and e
D'Addario EJ45 with a D'Addario medium carbon g
Hannabach Titanyl medium/Augustine Imperial
Aranjuez Suave 800 (x3 guitars)y
Savarez Cantiga normal/Augustine Imperial
Ramirez medium/Aranjuez Suave trebles
So Augustine Suave and Pyramid Sterling Silver are quite common, along with Mari 100p trebles. What really surprised me was that I have more nylon g strings than carbon. Before I had done the inventory update I would have sworn the opposite was true.