Mari vs. LaBella

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Mari vs. LaBella

Post by Guitarhancock » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:32 am

I play LaBella light tension. For those who have played the Mari do you have comments about the differences. Is it worth a test of the Mari strings?

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by hilm3g » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:12 am

I play LaBella light tension rectified on one guitar (with Savarez Corum bases medium tension) and Mari 100p medium tension on another.
I like them both and they have different feel, but the tension seems about the same. On my great guitar, I mostly use Mari. I play 10-15 hours a week and the Maris seem to last forever. Around 3 months. The LaBella/Savarez combination is great too - but rectified nylon is a different feel that I like a lot. Rectified does not seem to be popular these days. These two sets are what I have settled on for my two guitars after testing a lot of different brands.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by hilm3g » Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:14 am

By the way, I do not like LaBella light tension regular clear nylon strings. Dull on my instruments. Mari trebles sing.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by Keith » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:17 am

the Mari 300, AKA, flamenco strings, are "medium" tension but are probably close or similar to La Bella 2001. the Mari 300 trebles are superb. probably the least tubby of the nylon g strings. i have not tried the 200 which are suppose to be a little higher in tension than the 300 but from what i hear they are just as good. the bass strings are OK--probably just as good as the 2001--I use the 820 basses.
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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by petermc61 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:19 am

Yes, you should try Mari 100p, or 100pL if you like lighter tension (not that I feel much difference between the two). I can't think of a La Bella I'd play in preference. Their best nylon might be the 10PH series, but they feel
higher in tension.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by patspector » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:29 pm

+1 on Mari 100p

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:26 pm

I'm using the Mari 100p light trebles right now and they're great. To my fingers they are very light indeed. Almost too light, which I never thought that I'd say. I'll try the 100p regular trebles next.
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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by Brandon Walker » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:26 pm

I like certain La Bellas - the clear nylon 202 and the rectified especially - but I prefer Mari. They sound sweeter to my ear and I love the feel of them. I've switched to the 200ph trebles - still not a hard tension string; maybe I prefer the feel on my 640.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by GuitarB » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:27 pm

Where can i get mari 100 pi? Could not find any information.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by hilm3g » Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:47 pm

Ron Fernandez sells them. Contact by email. ron@fernandezmusic.com

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by bacsidoan » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:39 am

Mari trebles, all day long.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by petermc61 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:04 am

GuitarB wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:27 pm
Where can i get mari 100 pi? Could not find any information.
My supplier is Bill Ostrie at Ostrie Music supplies.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by rinneby » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:59 am

La Bella are great strings, that much I know :) Medium tension for me.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by GuitarB » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:15 am

Ostrie is out of treble sets for medium tension. I wonder when do they have it in stock. Sent them an email- no reply so far.

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Re: Mari vs. LaBella

Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:32 pm

I was told 6 weeks about a week ago. Vacation.

I'm liking the light gauge after all; worth a try.
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