Diabelli, Anton - op.39/15 Moderato

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Diabelli, Anton - op.39/15 Moderato

Post by tateharmann » Thu May 02, 2019 3:19 pm

I like this little warm-up piece by Diabelli - it uses all strings and it's mostly in the 1st position.

I'm trying something new here with my flesh playing - I ordered a custom set of Hannabach strings to try to unify the tensions across the strings. Ever since I started playing without nails something that's become more and more obvious is the difference in individual string tension in nylon sets. Notably, the high E is usually really tight compared to the rest. So here's what I came up with:
1st - Hannabach Silver Special 8151SLT - 7.0 Kg
2nd - Hannabach Silver Special 8152HT - 6.5 Kg
3rd - Hannabach Silver Special 8153HT - 6.8 Kg
4th - Hannabach Silver Special 8154LT - 6.8 Kg
5th - Hannabach Silver Special 8155LT - 6.5 Kg
6th - Hannabach Silver Special 8156LT - 6.5 Kg

Across the entire set, the largest tension difference is .5 Kg (1.1 lbs) - of course...that difference is on adjacent strings which is annoying. But overall I like the feel of it so far.

Guitar by J. Redman tuned to A=435hz
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Re: Diabelli, Anton - op.39/15 Moderato

Post by Erud » Sat May 04, 2019 8:44 pm

I like it

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Re: Diabelli, Anton - op.39/15 Moderato

Post by Catire » Sat May 04, 2019 11:45 pm

Nice sound. Probably could go a bit faster.
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Re: Diabelli, Anton - op.39/15 Moderato

Post by tateharmann » Sun May 05, 2019 6:13 pm

Thanks folks :)
Catire wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 11:45 pm
Nice sound. Probably could go a bit faster.
That's the story with most of my interpretations ;)
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Re: Diabelli, Anton - op.39/15 Moderato

Post by khs » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:06 am

Your playing is clear and the setting seemed to be meticulous. A435 tuning let me feel somewhat authentic and periodic.
Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Diabelli, Anton - op.39/15 Moderato

Post by RobMacKillop » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:41 am

Interesting. So strings 2 and 3 are high tension, the rest low tension. Doesn't Aquila offer a one-tension set? I seem to remember reading something about that.

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Re: Diabelli, Anton - op.39/15 Moderato

Post by tateharmann » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:22 am

Thanks for the comment KHS.

Hey Rob - Aquila has sets that are close to equal tension but none that I know of that are marketed as such. I wanted to find a plain nylon solution to the problem anyways and most of Aquila's sets are nylgut and their variants.

At the end of the day, however, I prefer something other than plain nylon. At the moment I have a set of Aquila Alabastro's on this guitar tuned to A=435Hz. I'm really liking those - recordings forthcoming :) haha
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