D'Addario Pro Arte Carbon EJ45FF

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Re: D'Addario Pro Arte Carbon EJ45FF

Post by rojarosguitar » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:51 am

Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:24 am
PeterMC61 got me turned on to the Dogal Diamante trebles. The 1st string was a little pingy at first, but after a few days it settled down. The G sounds a lot like regular nylon, just without the tubby. They are very clear sounding and they really aren't stiff feeling, we'll the 1st string was a little stiff at first. I either got used to the feel or it changed as I don't notice that any more.

The balance between the trebles and the basses (in this case Cantiga) is quite nice. The overall volume is more balanced between high and low. The previous carbon strings I had used were the Savarez Alliance, which were rather cold and sterile sounding. The hybrid Diamante trebles have a certain degree of sweetness to them in addition to being clear sounding. I will try the D'Addario after these are ready to be replaced just because I have never tried them. I know they will be less expensive.

So far the Diamante seem to be the best of both worlds. The G string would make a good replacement for the Ramirez or Alliance 3rd that many people use.
Which tension did you try?
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Re: D'Addario Pro Arte Carbon EJ45FF

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Tue Jul 04, 2017 7:04 pm

rojarosguitar wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:51 am
Laudiesdad69 wrote:
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:24 am
PeterMC61 got me turned on to the Dogal Diamante trebles. The 1st string was a little pingy at first, but after a few days it settled down. The G sounds a lot like regular nylon, just without the tubby. They are very clear sounding and they really aren't stiff feeling, we'll the 1st string was a little stiff at first. I either got used to the feel or it changed as I don't notice that any more.

The balance between the trebles and the basses (in this case Cantiga) is quite nice. The overall volume is more balanced between high and low. The previous carbon strings I had used were the Savarez Alliance, which were rather cold and sterile sounding. The hybrid Diamante trebles have a certain degree of sweetness to them in addition to being clear sounding. I will try the D'Addario after these are ready to be replaced just because I have never tried them. I know they will be less expensive.

So far the Diamante seem to be the best of both worlds. The G string would make a good replacement for the Ramirez or Alliance 3rd that many people use.
Which tension did you try?
I used med tension bases and strong Diamante trebles.

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Re: D'Addario Pro Arte Carbon EJ45FF

Post by Dave Stott » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:04 pm

I'm curious about the Dogal Diamante treble strings... Is their "strong" tension similar to Savarez Normal?
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Re: D'Addario Pro Arte Carbon EJ45FF

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:26 am

Dave Stott wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:04 pm
I'm curious about the Dogal Diamante treble strings... Is their "strong" tension similar to Savarez Normal?
The Diamante string trebles are 38.79 lbs tension and the Savarez med tension Alliance trebles are
43.26 lbs tension, so about 4 .5 lbs difference. This info is available from SBM on their website. What basses are you using?

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Re: D'Addario Pro Arte Carbon EJ45FF

Post by tubeman » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:59 pm

At least two of us have experienced a broken 1st string from this set. Has anyone else? Was it perhaps due to a bad batch? Has D'Addario addressed the problem?
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Re: D'Addario Pro Arte Carbon EJ45FF

Post by beanctr » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:35 pm

I just put a medium set on this weekend. The first string is very thin, I'll see how it holds up, R
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Re: D'Addario Pro Arte Carbon EJ45FF

Post by Dartez82 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:00 pm

I have been using the ej45ff with nylon e for about a month now. I really like them and thought I found the best set for me. However this week I have listened to a couple YouTube videos of a player that uses these and I don't like the sound of them on the recordings. They sound kind of thuddy and dead to my ear. But when I am playing they feel powerful and warm. It's making me think that I am hearing something different as a player vs what the audience is hearing. Has anyone experienced this or have any thoughts?
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