MessyTendon wrote: ↑
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:30 pm
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Right now I've got three sets of Rubino to work with. I like them but they just don't sound as nice as the Alchemia. Are yours still squeaking? how long have they been on?
Yes, to me the Rubino are nice strings, but they have more of a metalic sound like carbon strings, and they have a thinner sound, also like carbon strings. The Alchemia are very sweet and not as thin or metalic in sound as carbon or Rubino. To me, as close as you get to a gut string sound, without being a gut string.
My Alchemia have been on this current guitar for about 2 months, I did not notice the squeaks very much after about one month. The squeaks seem to happen when you are rapidly moving up and down the neck on the treble strings without totally lifting your fingers off the strings as you change position. I don't do this very often, so the squeaks don't bother me much, I guess it depends on your playing style.
My instructor did't notice the squeaks, until I showed him my fingers sliding up and down the neck rapidly while applying light pressure on the treble strings to get a squeaky sound. So the bottom line is it does not bother me, or my instructor very much, and this sound does fade away with time.