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Haydn

 

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Differently coloured treble strings...? 

I've noticed that one can buy packs wherein the treble strings are different colours, for example black, white or red (and I believe I've seen purple and orange mentioned too?). I was wondering whether the difference is purely aesthetic, or if the colour signifies different tonal characteristics or some other property of the strings?

Just curious to know if anybody has the answer?

Thanks guys
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ToddK

 

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

Its just aesthetic.

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Ricardo

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

Not sure if the color literally has something to do with it, but for sure different brands that might have different colors. Best to simply try out different brands. I mean, I have alwasy prefered the look of clear strings, but I can't deny that the La Bella 820 red or black (they both sound a little different too) sound more flamenco then other strings clear or any other color I have tried.

Ricardo

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 10 2012 21:28:30
 
Haydn

 

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

Thanks for the info guys. I guess I'll just have to have a play with them to see what sticks. Maybe I'll mix and match to try to find a good combination; sure it might look a bit odd, but it's the sound the counts, right?
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Doitsujin

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

quote:

Just curious to know if anybody has the answer?




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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 10 2012 22:16:15
 
Adam

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

True flamencos only play on black trebles, because they're the color of a gypsy woman's hair.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 10 2012 23:12:12
 
Sr. Martins

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

True flamencos play with gipsy women's hair

From my personal experience, black/red trebles have a more raw sound (less harmonics maybe?).
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 10 2012 23:32:19

ToddK

 

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

Doit, people who are always throwing the "Gay" thing around, usually
turn out to be closet homosexuals.

So when did you know you were gay? Are you top or bottom?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 11 2012 0:00:59
 
Haydn

 

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Sr. Martins

I think I understand what you mean. I wasn't aware the strings could affect the harmonics of the guitar. So many factors to consider....

I believe I've also recently seen PDL using white trebles; are these a similar deal, or a different kind of animal? Does any one have any experience with them?

Unfortunately, Strings By Mail don't seem to have any gypsy hair strings in stock at the moment...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 11 2012 0:01:30
 
Shawn Brock

 

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

The white trebles are made by Luthier and can be found at Strings By Mail. I wrote a review of them here in the reviews section of the Foro, and on the SBM site. I like them pretty well all in all.
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Shawn Brock

 

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

The white trebles are made by Luthier and can be found at Strings By Mail. I wrote a review of them here in the reviews section of the Foro, and on the SBM site. I like them pretty well all in all.
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Sr. Martins

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

White trebles, made from the finest matriarch gitana's hair.
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RTC

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

I saw some colored strings from Guadalupe Custom Strings in California.
Some pretty wild colors. I google them!
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beno

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

Hey Doit,
the 2 picture (spounge bob and Your avatar) has something in common...
They wanna hug each others!
Umm...it's... like...isn't that GAY a little bit????

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 11 2012 6:06:03
 
XXX

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

*sigh* guys, SpongeBob is not gay. He is the bravest and awesomest character i know. He is a superhero, trapped in the body of a sponge.

I mean his best friend is the dumbest organism that exists in the entire ocean and he is still super happy with his life. How much more selfconfident can one get?

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michel

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to XXX

quote:

SpongeBob is not gay. He is the bravest and awesomest character i know

that's true

I got a sponge-bob shaped sponge at home, i'm so proud about it, of course i never use it to clean up coz it's soo precious.
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keith

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to RTC

i just bing searched guadalupe strings and their web page came up but only half there--the left side. weird. this came up in the searched. not a place i would buy from but interesting just the same.

http://www.knucklehead.com/
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Ricardo

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Adam

quote:

ORIGINAL: Adam

True flamencos only play on black trebles, because they're the color of a gypsy woman's hair.

True gitano flamencos use fishing line.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 11 2012 13:24:57
 
Sr. Martins

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

Chuck Norris uses true gitanos as trebles.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 11 2012 13:56:17
 
Ricardo

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to ToddK

quote:

ORIGINAL: ToddK

Doit, people who are always throwing the "Gay" thing around, usually
turn out to be closet homosexuals.

So when did you know you were gay? Are you top or bottom?

He went back in the closet you basher!!! What are you, from North Carolina or something?

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beno

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

quote:

Chuck Norris uses true gitanos as trebles


LOL

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 11 2012 14:53:01
 
Ron.M

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to ToddK

quote:

Are you top or bottom?


Depends on how long you bin in San Quentin I suppose?


cheers,

Ron
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Estevan

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to ToddK

quote:

So when did you know you were gay? Are you top or bottom?

You'll know from the colour of his strings (there must be a guide to the code somewhere online...)

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Doitsujin

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to ToddK

quote:

So when did you know you were gay? Are you top or bottom?


You are not my type Todd forget about that. And by the way stick your faked alegrias challenge win in your ass bitch. Copy paster faker. You are not as good as me by far. You are just sound engineer. You suck at playing flamenco. And you chickended out meeting me in washington with poor excuses. SHAME ON YOU!!. No compas, no strumming techniques. you are poor dude. You should get back to picking techniques instead of pseudo playing. You have a long way still ahead of you. Now STFU!

And beno **** you, You are all bitches. Learn playing stop trash talking. Idiots!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 11 2012 23:51:54
 
at_leo_87

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Sr. Martins

quote:

Chuck Norris uses true gitanos as trebles.


LMAO!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 12 2012 3:05:58
 
NenadK

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Sr. Martins

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rui Martins

Chuck Norris uses true gitanos as trebles.



ROFL!
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 12 2012 4:24:13
 
beno

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

Doit, You're the most entertaining when You go mad!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 12 2012 20:51:25

ToddK

 

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Doitsujin

quote:

You are not my type Todd forget about that. And by the way stick your faked alegrias challenge win in your ass bitch. Copy paster faker. You are not as good as me by far. You are just sound engineer. You suck at playing flamenco. And you chickended out meeting me in washington with poor excuses. SHAME ON YOU!!. No compas, no strumming techniques. you are poor dude. You should get back to picking techniques instead of pseudo playing. You have a long way still ahead of you. Now STFU!

And beno **** you, You are all bitches. Learn playing stop trash talking. Idiots


That was awesome Doit! You are the best!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 12 2012 21:06:31
 
Ricardo

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Doitsujin

quote:

ORIGINAL: Doitsujin

quote:

So when did you know you were gay? Are you top or bottom?


You are not my type Todd forget about that. And by the way stick your faked alegrias challenge win in your ass bitch. Copy paster faker. You are not as good as me by far. You are just sound engineer. You suck at playing flamenco. And you chickended out meeting me in washington with poor excuses. SHAME ON YOU!!. No compas, no strumming techniques. you are poor dude. You should get back to picking techniques instead of pseudo playing. You have a long way still ahead of you. Now STFU!

And beno **** you, You are all bitches. Learn playing stop trash talking. Idiots!


Doit!! Stop holding back your emotions so much....tell us how you REALLY feel man!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 13 2012 15:09:00
 
beno

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RE: Differently coloured treble stri... (in reply to Haydn

http://stringsbyaurora.com/our-strings/acoustic-a-classical-guitar-strings

Just saw this on FB, Jason shared it, may some be interested....He wrote it sounded good!

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