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joselito_fletan -> KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 23 2018 9:42:27)

Hi All!!!

Salutes from sunny Rota just north of Cadiz. They have opened a small little guitar shop in town. Passed by the other day to check it out. Since I was in need of some guitar strings I purchased some sets of my usual choice, Luthier and Hannabach. But the owner suggested I try out Knobloch strings. I bought a set to try out, have not been able to use them yet ( Can't play for some days as I cut my finger cutting Jamon [&:] and waiting for the cut too heal).

The owner of the establishment was telling me that local pro's here have been using them with good results. Anyone in the foro have experience with this strings??? Would love to hear some feedback.

Cheers and Happy Holidays everyone!!!!


joselito_fletan




mrstwinkle -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 23 2018 13:43:55)

Never tried them because they set my suspicion alarm bells off. They have a deal with a number of musicians to represent them. Probably good business strategy /advertising , but has the reverse effect on me.




joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 23 2018 22:08:25)

Will do some more research on them, see what I can find. I have limited access to internet at the moment. Once I get a chance to try them out with give some feedback on my experience. I hear what you say about advertising and pushing certain product [;)]. I should have something to say soon, It is "Zambomba" season, and I'm up to my neck in villancicos [8D]




sartorius -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 26 2018 8:05:59)

I used them about ten years ago and they were tremendous strings at the time even if in the high price range. I say at the time because the company name (and supposedly the machines to make them) were sold and the quality or sound is sadly not the same anymore...




joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 26 2018 8:59:51)

Thank you for the reply sartorious [:)] Yes I payed 20 Euros for the set. I just put them on last night, let's see how they go. I noiticed the package says "Made in Spain", KNOBLOCH does not sound to spanish to me [8D]. Again thank you for inside info about them being sold, Cheers!!!




joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 26 2018 14:39:45)

These are the set I purchased, letting the strings stretch for a day on the guitar and will play tomorrow probably.



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joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 26 2018 14:49:47)

Anyone like Jamon Serrano de Jabugo( Onofre Gran Reserva 100% acorn fed,cured for 38 months). I love heading to Huelva, spending the day in Aracena and later heading to jabugo to get a good shoulder/paleta of Serrano Ham



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mt1007 -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 26 2018 17:40:05)

I love these strings. I only buy single trebles. The whole pack is very expensive.

Here is the config I use for trebles:

2nd and 3rd strings:
https://www.stringsbymail.com/classical-guitar-strings-1/knobloch-912/actives-carbon-914/medium-tension-915/

1st string:
https://www.stringsbymail.com/classical-guitar-strings-1/knobloch-912/actives-nylon-913/medium-tension-918/

For basses I use whatever is on sale or D'Addario EJ45 Pro Arte bass pack.

Here is what they sound like:




joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 26 2018 19:10:47)

Que bonito! intro por guajiras no?




mt1007 -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Dec. 26 2018 23:23:55)

Gracias! Si, es la entrada de la guajira de Jose Luis Monton. Un abrazo

Thank you! Yes, it is the intro of Jose Luis Monton's guajira:





joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Jan. 3 2019 8:18:26)

So I had a couple of days to play with these strings before handing in my guitar for a tune up. Nothing really special to say about them, I like the thicker gauge and feel, but a little to brilliant and soft for my taste ( they were medium high tension ). I prefer my guitar to have more of a dry bark.

By the way, Rafael Berciano is giving my guitar a once over, need to refret and fix some errors made some years ago when i changed my clavijeros and left my guitar with a very uneven tension on my E and B strings.

Cheers and Happy New Years everyone!!!!




Ricardo -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Jan. 3 2019 18:38:52)

Please send me some jamon!!!! (Minus any severed dedos!)




mt1007 -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Jan. 3 2019 23:46:15)

Joselito and Sartorius

I had stock of their old strings, which you can see me use on my Ramirez. I ran out of old stock so I bought new ones, per the links in my previous message. I put them on this past weekend on another blanca I have. I got different results than usual. The new high E treble string produces a vibrato effect and it's very bad. Like the note is flat or sharp, especially when fretting in the higher registers. I don't know if it's just one bad string or just new quality control/production issues. The carbon 3rd and 2nd are okay but they are different from there older strings. The older strings came in paper thin packaging and different art work from what you get now, so I agree with Sartorius, new product and company probably. I changed my trebles to different strings no more vibrato/sharp/flat issues. I hope they make strings like they used to, they were really good.This is based on my results and in now way claiming the company sucks or are awful, just my experience with these specific strings.




LeƱador -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Jan. 4 2019 2:05:42)

I heard from a fairly reputable guitarist that the more boutique string manufacturers are forced to shop around their raw materials more often and for that reason tend to be less consistent on their sound and performance. May be anecdotal but I recently got a bum set of Hannabach's recently and went back to D'adario and La bella. I've never gotten a "bum" set from them. I loved the Hannabach's when they're "on" but that bum set was terrible.




joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Jan. 4 2019 8:27:16)

quote:

Please send me some jamon!!!!


Cuando quieras maestro!!! Just send me an address and I will make sure you get some good jamon at your door, has to be sliced and vacuum sealed to get through customs I believe [;)]




joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Jan. 4 2019 8:31:35)

quote:

Joselito and Sartorius

I had stock of their old strings, which you can see me use on my Ramirez. I ran out of old stock so I bought new ones, per the links in my previous message. I put them on this past weekend on another blanca I have. I got different results than usual. The new high E treble string produces a vibrato effect and it's very bad. Like the note is flat or sharp, especially when fretting in the higher registers. I don't know if it's just one bad string or just new quality control/production issues. The carbon 3rd and 2nd are okay but they are different from there older strings. The older strings came in paper thin packaging and different art work from what you get now, so I agree with Sartorius, new product and company probably. I changed my trebles to different strings no more vibrato/sharp/flat issues. I hope they make strings like they used to, they were really good.This is based on my results and in now way claiming the company sucks or are awful, just my experience with these specific strings.


Thank you for the information on your experience, I have started to experiment with other strings, been using Luthier for years and want to see what the market has to offer. Also forgot to mention, that the knobloch also had a hard time staying in tune, was constantly tuning my guitar with this set. I find luthiers hold a tune very well.




joselito_fletan -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Jan. 4 2019 8:33:44)

quote:

I loved the Hannabach's when they're "on" but that bum set was terrible.


I also love hannabach strings, I find I like Hannaback trebles more than Luthiers




sartorius -> RE: KNOBLOCH Guitar Strings (Jan. 5 2019 10:47:02)

After the Knobloch disappointment I started using Savarez High Tension (520R) with great results except that the basses just wore out too quickly. The trebles are thick rectified nylon which suit me really well and last a long way.

Then I was advised by my father to use the Augustine Blue Label. Even though they are classical guitar strings they are great indeed in combination with the Savarez trebles. That's my pick now.

http://www.albertaugustine.com/classical

Augustine have been in the business since 1946 and are truly masters in strings making. A US company by the way!




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