What are some unusual strings?

Choice of classical guitar strings and technical issues connected with their use.
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What are some unusual strings?

Post by Bax Burgess » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:53 pm

I have no difficulty in finding strings that work well with my guitars - many acceptable choices, and if a tweak is needed, I select an appropriate saddle material. At this point I'm looking for strings that push the limit of what I find a proper match for a guitar, strings which are overly lush, for instance, or piercingly clean. Expensive or inexpensive, what has caught your ear, pushing the limits of acceptable?

Currently my guitars are use various tensions of Galli Titanio, La Bella 2001, D'Addario EXP 45, Savarez 500 CRJ

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by oc chuck » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:25 am

LaBella rectified trebles. lush.

Hannabach Golden carbon trebles, piercing.

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by Bax Burgess » Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:55 am

Good. Thanks. I'm interested to see if any of my guitars reveal heretofore unknown talents when subjected to an extreme range of strings.

Someone else suggested trying..."Aquila Alabastro strings. Made of something called Nylgut, they approximate a cross between nylon and gut strings. I've tried a huge variety of strings, and these things just bring a wonderful new dimension to my guitars. They are bright without being strident, and they seem to be the loudest strings I've ever tried. Extremely articulate. You may love them, you may hate them, but I think you'll find them to offer you an entirely new experience."

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by Gorn » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:15 am

I've put Carbon Line trebles (Red = high tension) to my Manuel Rodríguez FF Cutaway, which compensates its lack in high frequencies very well.
Carbon Line trebles are very loud and assertive flourocarbon strings. Nevertheless, they do not sound synthetically in the mentioned combination. Didn't test it on a perfectly balanced guitar - like my Hanika - because I don't want to cut my eardrums. :wink:

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by souldier » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:03 pm

When you say "push the limit", Savarez Alliance carbon trebles come to mind. Try pairing them with either Savarez Cantiga or Corum basses.
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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by Bax Burgess » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:26 pm

Gorn wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:15 am
I've put Carbon Line trebles (Red = high tension) to my Manuel Rodríguez FF Cutaway, which compensates its lack in high frequencies very well.
Carbon Line trebles are very loud and assertive flourocarbon strings. Nevertheless, they do not sound synthetically in the mentioned combination. Didn't test it on a perfectly balanced guitar - like my Hanika - because I don't want to cut my eardrums. :wink:
I've just now looked online for that brand, but alas, it doesn't appear to be easily had. Where did you find Carbon Line?

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by Bax Burgess » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:40 pm

souldier wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:03 pm
When you say "push the limit", Savarez Alliance carbon trebles come to mind. Try pairing them with either Savarez Cantiga or Corum basses.
I currently have Savarez 510 AR Alliance/Cantiga Normals on a Cervantes Crossover 1 S/R, paired with a corian saddle, and the result, compared to its previous pairing with D'Addario EJ45C and bone saddle, is one of those delightful surprises. The Cervantes had been very pleasant, yet boring, no 'edge' to speak. But the Savarez and corian combination took it to a place that its designer may not have intended - pointed and rich. I entertain the thought that it is in danger of falling apart from the duress.

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by joelmalit » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:28 pm

The La Bella 10P Professional GOLD.......it's unusual... sounds very professional and powerful squeaks of the bass strings on my guitar. :lol:
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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by Jack Douglas » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:48 pm

Dr Junger 'Mysterion' at $58.00 per set.
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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by hatalap » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:37 pm

Jack Douglas wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Dr Junger 'Mysterion' at $58.00 per set.
Have you tried these? Are they "Mysterion" because it's a mystery where your money goes?

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by Jack Douglas » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:26 pm

hatalap wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:37 pm
Jack Douglas wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Dr Junger 'Mysterion' at $58.00 per set.
Have you tried these? Are they "Mysterion" because it's a mystery where your money goes?
Actually they're amazing strings with a 'mysterious tone' that is unusually lovely and different. Only once though! Too expensive for regular use!!
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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by Bax Burgess » Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:45 am

In addition to Carbon Line, Dr Junger 'Mysterion, and La Bella 10P Professional GOLD aren't readily available, or at all, from the three string merchants I access. Alas and alack.

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by petermc61 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:58 am

Bax Burgess wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:45 am
In addition to Carbon Line, Dr Junger 'Mysterion, and La Bella 10P Professional GOLD aren't readily available, or at all, from the three string merchants I access. Alas and alack.
That's because they are 'unusual strings'!!! :D

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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by Jack Douglas » Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:46 pm

petermc61 wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:58 am
Bax Burgess wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:45 am
In addition to Carbon Line, Dr Junger 'Mysterion, and La Bella 10P Professional GOLD aren't readily available, or at all, from the three string merchants I access. Alas and alack.
That's because they are 'unusual strings'!!! :D
I love you quick humor, Peter!! Cheers!
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Re: What are some unusual strings?

Post by rojarosguitar » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:29 am

AQUILA Alabastro ... Basses nylgut multi-filament, trebles nylgut monofilaments ... a modern take on gut strings.
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