Augustine strings

Choice of classical guitar strings and technical issues connected with their use.
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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Jabberwocky » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:23 pm

Love Imperial Blue. The relatively low cost of Augustine strings enables one to change them often. I wanted to try the Daniel Mari 100p trebles but after encountering an unreliable supplier as detailed in the Daniel Mari/Ostrie Music thread I wondered to myself, why bother as Augustine Imperial trebles are really good and nice. I guess for a guitarist reliability of the supply of strings count as much as quality of string.

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Jason » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:01 pm

Augustine strings did not impress me in the past, I'm going to try a set of Regal Blue to see if I notice any improvement.
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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Flapjack » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:59 pm

chrisW3 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:28 am
Giving Augustine strings a try (Black Classic). I usually use a D'Addario EJ45.

They're quite similar to the D'Addario in sound but I'm finding the intonation is very slightly off, they don't stay in tune as well , they're not as loud and the tone is a bit thin (especially the trebles). I'm not sure if this is particular to the Classic set and whether higher tension may be better. They weren't expensive so I may just replace them this weekend.
Interesting. I have had pretty much the opposite experience. I find the Augustine Classic trebles to be louder and brighter with better sustain than the EJ45 trebles. They also feel like higher tension and a bit thicker than the EJ45 trebles. Different guitars, different ears, different preferences explain this I suppose...

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Dave Stott » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:55 pm

Man, I seem to be missing the days when "Laudiesdad" would have been all over these string discussions
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Re: Augustine strings

Post by RenaissanceMan » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:30 pm

Dave Stott wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:55 pm
Man, I seem to be missing the days when "Laudiesdad" would have been all over these string discussions
??????
Sorry can you be a little more specific please? :?
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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Dave Stott » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:42 pm

Laudiesdad ia a member here & was very active in string selections and discussions. He's been silent for the past few months

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by ameriken » Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:30 pm

Dave Stott wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Laudiesdad ia a member here & was very active in string selections and discussions. He's been silent for the past few months

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I believe he changed his username to Scott Phillips.
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Re: Augustine strings

Post by petermc61 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:17 am

Flapjack wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:59 pm
chrisW3 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:28 am
Giving Augustine strings a try (Black Classic). I usually use a D'Addario EJ45.

They're quite similar to the D'Addario in sound but I'm finding the intonation is very slightly off, they don't stay in tune as well , they're not as loud and the tone is a bit thin (especially the trebles). I'm not sure if this is particular to the Classic set and whether higher tension may be better. They weren't expensive so I may just replace them this weekend.
Interesting. I have had pretty much the opposite experience. I find the Augustine Classic trebles to be louder and brighter with better sustain than the EJ45 trebles.
I concur with that observation.

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Flapjack » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:14 am

petermc61 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:17 am
Flapjack wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:59 pm
chrisW3 wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:28 am
Giving Augustine strings a try (Black Classic). I usually use a D'Addario EJ45.

They're quite similar to the D'Addario in sound but I'm finding the intonation is very slightly off, they don't stay in tune as well , they're not as loud and the tone is a bit thin (especially the trebles). I'm not sure if this is particular to the Classic set and whether higher tension may be better. They weren't expensive so I may just replace them this weekend.
Interesting. I have had pretty much the opposite experience. I find the Augustine Classic trebles to be louder and brighter with better sustain than the EJ45 trebles.
I concur with that observation.
Petermc61 - do you agree with my observation or chrisW3's? Not that it matters. Just curious.

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Christopher Langley » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:13 am

ameriken wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:30 pm
Dave Stott wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Laudiesdad ia a member here & was very active in string selections and discussions. He's been silent for the past few months

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I can confirm Scott Phillips is laudiesdad69!
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Re: Augustine strings

Post by petermc61 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:52 am

Flapjack wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:14 am
petermc61 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:17 am
Flapjack wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:59 pm


Interesting. I have had pretty much the opposite experience. I find the Augustine Classic trebles to be louder and brighter with better sustain than the EJ45 trebles.
I concur with that observation.
Petermc61 - do you agree with my observation or chrisW3's? Not that it matters. Just curious.
Yours. Sorry for the early earlier lack of clarity.

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Flapjack » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:33 pm

petermc61 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:52 am
Flapjack wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:14 am
petermc61 wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:17 am


I concur with that observation.
Petermc61 - do you agree with my observation or chrisW3's? Not that it matters. Just curious.
Yours. Sorry for the early earlier lack of clarity.
Thanks for the clarification.

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by AKim » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:18 am

I’m kind of at a loss. I’ve had Imperial Blues on my Ramirez for a week (and I practice 1.5-2/day, so that’s perhaps 12-14 hours of use. Basses are already breaking down and are becoming increasingly metallic (zingy) sounding. I loved these strings at first, sounded and played great. But I don’t understand the lack of durability on the basses. I play with a light touch, and it’s not like I’ve ever been hard on strings. A set of Savarez 520R takes me through at least 40-50 hours, longer if I don’t mind them sounding a bit tubby. Is this normal?

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by petermc61 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:36 am

I’ve never heard of any bass string becoming more zingy (metallic sounding) with use, and certainly this is not my experience with Augustine strings, so I can’t offer much useful commentary.

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Re: Augustine strings

Post by Kintla » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:43 pm

So far for me the best basses with Augustine Imperial trebles are Savarez Cantiga's. They are amazing bass strings and last a long time imo. Do yourself a favor and try them. Haven't tried the "premium" Savarez bass sets yet, they may be better, but that would be saying something.

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