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gounaro

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Savarez Cantiga Strings 

Hello...

Has anyone has tried the new Savarez Cantiga Strings? I really want to hear your reviews. I checked them at stringsbymail.com.

Thank you...

http://www.stringsbymail.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_62_802
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por medio

 

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to gounaro

I have tried them actually (a stringphiliac that I am).

The marketing goes something like "experience a new sensation in playing with amazing response and colour blah blah..." doesn't it.

I ordered a normal tension set with Alliance trebles, and they were indeed pretty good. Quite a bright sound with very good response and good separation when strummed hard (I'm only talking about the Cantiga Bass strings here).

Let me compare it to, eh, Savarez Corums. Very similar I thought, but Corums were a bit brighter and faster with a little more zip (also wears out a tad faster). In saying that I haven't used Corums for like two years so I might have forgotten their exact sound.

Do they suit flamenco? Definitely. Do I recommend? Sure. Am I converted to using them? No (I like my Hense).

I hope this helps
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2010 7:40:31
 
gounaro

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to por medio

Por Medio,

Which Hense do you use?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2010 13:23:55
 
por medio

 

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to gounaro

I use Carbon Medium tension (the trebles come only in medium-high in carbon).

The low tension was nice but wins the prize for wearing out the quickest - visible wear after one hour of playing, visible thinning after four. Maybe I press too hard.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Sep. 14 2010 23:10:39
 
Ramon Amira

 

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to gounaro

I recently tried the Savarez Cantiga basses. I can't agree with "quite a bright sound." I found them dull and lifeless.
Ramon

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 25 2011 21:49:41
 
Manitas de Lata

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to gounaro

tried the "Cantiga Premium" cantiga(basses)/alliance(trebles) normal tension

great touch/feel , easy to play , sounds good , nice trebbles and basses , good projection and tone.
lets see if is going to last , the premium stands to last more time than the regular.

i would say that these strings are in the middle of the knob. Actives and the daddario ej45.
they are a little more balanced and conservative thant the Actives and Ej45.

So if you want something in the middle , this is the rigth option.
The normal tension feels normal ... in opposite of la bella normal tension that feels more like a normal low
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 4 2024 9:49:58
 
Stu

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to Manitas de Lata

This thread is 13 years old man!

Gounaro hasn't been active on the foro for 10 years.

Replying to him about these strings is just creepy dude!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 4 2024 15:03:38
 
Manitas de Lata

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to Stu

i dont care if hes here or alive or so , this information can help more people.

yes its strage to do some replys like this , but thats an issue regarding the forum owner manager etc , not mine...
its odd , maybe an old forum format?

it doesnt cause me anykind of problem, but i will try next time to reply some older than this :))
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jan. 4 2024 15:35:54
 
Manitas de Lata

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to Manitas de Lata

update

time passed and the 4 th string metallic sound is a little anoying on the rasgeo and also oxidate
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 9 2024 23:40:04
 
silddx

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to Manitas de Lata

quote:

tried the "Cantiga Premium" cantiga(basses)/alliance(trebles) normal tension


I tried these a few weeks ago, I enjoy trying different strings. I really disliked them, feel and sound. I took them off after a few days. I've gone back to my usual D'Addario EJ46FF which I really like.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 10 2024 10:20:12
 
Manitas de Lata

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to silddx

quote:

D'Addario EJ46FF


those (daddario) are Car. and hard tension , you tried them medium or hard (the savarez) ?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 11 2024 18:40:11
 
silddx

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to Manitas de Lata

quote:

you tried them medium or hard (the savarez)


I got the Savarez hybrid set.

Sometimes I use EJ45FF. Occasionally EJ45.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 12 2024 6:35:38
 
Manitas de Lata

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to silddx

quote:

Cantiga Premium


well you ve got a big difference , these are medium tension , daddario are high tension

for me these Premium are more like to the ej45 medium tension, but the basses have more metalic sound , the trebles are more balanced .

well , theres personal taste , and sound can be diferent with different guitars
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 12 2024 12:49:04
 
silddx

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to Manitas de Lata

quote:

well you ve got a big difference , these are medium tension , daddario are high tension


EJ45FF are normal tension (but higher than nylon), so are EJ45.

I replaced the EJ45FF with the Cantiga. The I replaced the Cantiga with EJ46FF.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 13 2024 19:34:27
 
kitarist

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to Manitas de Lata

quote:

ORIGINAL: Manitas de Lata

tried the "Cantiga Premium" cantiga(basses)/alliance(trebles) normal tension

great touch/feel , easy to play , sounds good , nice trebbles and basses , good projection and tone.
lets see if is going to last , the premium stands to last more time than the regular.

i would say that these strings are in the middle of the knob. Actives and the daddario ej45.
they are a little more balanced and conservative thant the Actives and Ej45.


The trebles are completely different - nylon for EJ45 and fluorocarbon/PVDF for the Cantiga set.

The Cantiga premium basses - I had the same reaction that they sound more metallic than the regular Cantiga, so switched back to regular Caintiga basses.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 14 2024 0:46:59
 
Manitas de Lata

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to gounaro

anyone swaps strings from the guitars?

the cantiga are loosing quality and the other guitar have one set almost new, im think on swap them , put the almost new on my main guitar , and the cantiga on the other that i play sometimes at lunch.

The tensions are pretty much the same
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 16 2024 20:39:20
 
Manitas de Lata

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RE: Savarez Cantiga Strings (in reply to Manitas de Lata

just did it , very happy with the result
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Feb. 18 2024 22:03:18
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