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oc chuck

 

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rectified trebles 

I am thinking of trying la Bella rectified trebles on my flamenco guitar.

Anyone have thoughts or opinions about this?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2017 4:59:28
 
AlVãl

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to oc chuck

I used to use them on an 80's Manuel Caceres Blanca I owned
They sounded great, felt good and really suited that guitar amongst other strings I tried
I used a medium tension
May as well try them and post your opinion

They weren't the best fit/string for the Conde i later acquired
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 15 2017 12:50:12
 
sartorius

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to oc chuck

I use Savarez rectified nylon strings with success on both my Negra and Blanca. Great sound and comfortable to play.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 16 2017 8:27:52
 
AlVãl

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to sartorius

quote:

Savarez

great string for sure
The Labella's dont have the same coarse feel and cloudy colour to them which is a noticeable difference to the Savarez.. La Bella also a bit thicker from memory...
Huge fan of Savarez strings...just wish their basses would last longer...
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 16 2017 10:45:26
 
otirroz

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to oc chuck

quote:

Huge fan of Savarez strings...just wish their basses would last longer...


Have you tried the Cantiga basses?

P de V
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 16 2017 13:59:54
 
AlVãl

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to otirroz

quote:


Have you tried the Cantiga basses?

Indeed .. I'm using what is basically the Tomatito set -
I just triple up the bass sets to the trebles ..
But your right ... A big improvement in longevity from the Corums - they still fray and pit fairly early on - but they sound so good on my guitar ... So I stick with them
Experimented with knobloch basses which seems to
Last ages but the tension seemed a bit tight and got a bit wooly/classical sounding - at least with the ones I tried
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 16 2017 21:02:08
 
sartorius

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to oc chuck

Had a bad experience with my first (and last) set of Cantiga. The first just 'slipped' away from the mechanical tuner to my amazement. At first I thought I had badly tied the string so started the operation once more with the same result and this time with a ding on the top just behind the bridge. Aaaaaaargh, there had been no issues with the guitar since new for 9 years and now it is marked forever
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2017 12:47:16
 
oc chuck

 

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to sartorius

From sartorius:

Had a bad experience with my first (and last) set of Cantiga. The first just 'slipped' away from the mechanical tuner to my amazement. At first I thought I had badly tied the string so started the operation once more with the same result and this time with a ding on the top just behind the bridge. Aaaaaaargh, there had been no issues with the guitar since new for 9 years and now it is marked forever.

Yes, I feel your pain...

Thanks for all your replies!

I'll put on a set of La Bella rectified trebles this week.
For basses I will try D'addario composite, they are supposed
to be a bit brighter than their normal basses.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2017 17:10:08
 
Sr. Martins

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to oc chuck

Dynacore basses are much better than the regular D'Addario composites and last longer. Even EXP basses last longer and sound better than composites.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 17 2017 18:23:33
 
tateharmann

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to oc chuck

I love rectified trebles, especially the Savarez white card ;)

I play mostly classical guitar, however, and dabble in flamenco palos.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 18 2017 0:30:38
 
sartorius

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to oc chuck

New Cristal Classic (540CJ) from Savarez is also a great set for flamenco
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 19 2017 10:49:29
 
oc chuck

 

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RE: rectified trebles (in reply to oc chuck

I put on a set of La Bella rectified trebles yesterday.

Definitely a different sound.

They seem to have a bright attack and a "smoother" tone
than normal nylons.

Rasgueos are bright and scales are more lyrical which I like.

Also put on D'addario normal tension EXP bass strings.

Seems to be a good combo. Time will tell...

Thanks for all your replies.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 23 2017 3:28:02
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