Interesting. I put on the same Savarez trebles on on Friday and find them slippery - I expect, with a bit of practise I can adjust. To me, they feel more slippery than the Hannabach, so exactly the opposite from you. But as I wrote this is not a direct comparison, since I had a set of Alliances in between.fraim wrote:i've also just put the "new cristal"---500cr trebles nt. so far i'm not having the same problem of slipperiness. i didn't know that the hb strings would lose that slipperiness the longer they were on. i changed all 6 strings after about 6wks of 2+hrs a day of practicing because the bass strings were sounding very flat. i'll admit that the trebles sounded good still but i was tired of my pinky slipping off.joachim33 wrote: Which Savarez? I just changed from Savarez Alliance trebles to "New Cristal" trebles and find these slippery. Alliance is rougher. I had Hanabach 815 MT (black) before. I found these trebles very high tension but do not remember them being particularly slippery.
@robin...thanks for the bit of education in explaining "rectified". i have hb basses on my main guitar & have a full set on my 2nd guitar , which only gets played about 1/3 the time but haven't noticed a problem with the d string. something to remember though.
I have tried Savarez 520R (recified), 500AR (Alliance) and 510CR (New Cristal) trebles. To the best of my knowledge, the Alliance trebles are not rectified (which means ground into shape). The surface of the rectified 520R trebles is very rough. They squeak a lot when I change position. The Alliance trebles are definitely rougher than the "New Cristal" or D'Addario Nylon trebles but not as rough as the rectified trebles. Alliance do not squeak very much - I would say not at all.robin loops wrote: About the slipperiness: Doesn't bother me. For future reference, when the strings have a rough matte like finish they are called rectified. Some people have a preference for or against them but I find if I give them time I can get used to either. For some people non rectified can be a little quieter when sliding up or down the string.
Just tried them -- my luthier also suggested them. WOW. Got the medium/high set, they fall right in between the 815 High and Medium, and a super sound. They *would* have to be that expensive... hope they last long. My teacher loved 'em too.If you like the 815 series, you may just love their 200/900 strings. They cost more, so I treated myself to a few sets from SBM last Friday!
I loved them too but I found the basses don't last very long. The trebles on the other hand get better with time and last through several changes of the bass strings. Buying half sets brings down the cost somewhat but I still found the slightly better sound was not worth the extra cost (to me). I also found that in recordings the difference is minimized. I believe the fixed a problem the D's used to have (tore apart at the frets and saddle) but if not, keeping a couple of extra D's on hand is a good idea. In my experience (again it's been a long time and things may have changed) I found about 1 in 3 D strings did this.celestemcc wrote: ↑Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:37 pmJust tried them -- my luthier also suggested them. WOW. Got the medium/high set, they fall right in between the 815 High and Medium, and a super sound. They *would* have to be that expensive... hope they last long. My teacher loved 'em too.If you like the 815 series, you may just love their 200/900 strings. They cost more, so I treated myself to a few sets from SBM last Friday!
Right now I'm in the La Bella 2001 - Medium Tension camp - Since they are cheaper than Hannabach and also has lighter tension. Something that I tend to like, lately.
I order from "The large German online store" - La Bella 2001 - Medium is 87,07 SEK there and 815MT is 145,77 SEK. Keep in mind that the La Bella is much lower tension.joachim33 wrote: ↑Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:16 pmHi Jon
Thanks for the reply. I was looking into LaBella recently but found them on a similar price level as Hannabach. I am currently also in a low tension phase -> 815 LT
Where do you get the LaBalla from? I typically get my strings from Germany. The big A ships for free to Sweden if you order 40€ worth (= 3 sets) of stuff. Though they do not ship all of their strings to Sweden. The exotic stuff I have sent to my German relations ...
Is that the store with a T? If so, I think their shiping charges to Sweden for something as small as strings make ordering from them un-economic. Am I missing something?