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258 results
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerGuitarra Baiana
    Instrument ModelLight Tension
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerYuri Barreto
    Strings Comment
    These strings, in the mandolin intonation, make the sound great!
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerGuitarra Baiana
    Instrument ModelTensao Media
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerYuri Barreto
    Strings Comment
    I have a theoretical study of string tension, tested by great musicians. All of them very much like the strings with these tensions and scale length of 340mm - 360mm. These strings, in the mandolin intonation, make the sound great! It is a hybrid between guitar and mandolin, given totally to Brazilian musicality.
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeMandolin
    Builder / ManufacturerGuitarra Baiana
    Instrument ModelHeavy Tension
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerYuri Barreto
    Strings Comment
    I have a theoretical study of string tension, tested by great musicians. All of them very much like the strings with these tensions and scale length of 340mm - 360mm. These strings, in the mandolin intonation, make the sound great! It is a hybrid between guitar and mandolin, given totally to Brazilian musicality.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerGus Guitars
    Instrument ModelG1 7 String Baritone
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodCedar
    Back woodBloodwood
    PlayerTheRR
    Strings Comment
    This set was created to flow in tension response, magnetic response and proper string vibration in sync for lead players giving the set an Unwound 4th instead of a Wound 4th in essence.
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerHeritage?
    Instrument Model535
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerMichael Sullivan
    Strings Comment
    Warm tone, no string noise, and they do indeed last much longer than less expensive strings. I think the 10s sound a bit better than the 11s. The 11s sound just a bit dead to me personally. I play through a Vintage Sound Amp voiced for jazz by Sound Island Music. Very clean with a lot of head room
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerHeritage?
    Instrument Model535
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerMichael Sullivan
    Strings Comment
    Warm tone, no string noise, and they do indeed last much longer than less expensive strings. I think the 10s sound a bit better than the 11s. The 11s sound just a bit dead to me personally. I play through a Vintage Sound Amp voiced for jazz by Sound Island Music. Very clean with a lot of head room
  • Year2019
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerHeritage?
    Instrument Model535
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerMichael Sullivan
    Strings Comment
    Warm tone, no string noise, and they do indeed last much longer than less expensive strings. I think the 10s sound a bit better than the 11s. The 11s sound just a bit dead to me personally. I play through a Vintage Sound Amp voiced for jazz by Sound Island Music. Very clean with a lot of head room
  • Year1972
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHernandis
    Instrument ModelGrade #1
    Top woodPine
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerTom Salvatori
    Strings Comment
    I use the Savarez High Tension strings for balance, better intonation, clarity of voices and overall warmth - they are my everyday strings.
  • Year1972
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHernandis
    Instrument ModelGrade #1
    Top woodPine
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerTom Salvatori
    Strings Comment
    I use the La Bella Studio strings expressly for recording. Also great for balance, clarity and warmth but the primarily objective is to reduce finger whisper in the wound strings.
  • Year1847
    Instrument typeCello
    Builder / ManufacturerHomolka
    Instrument ModelPrague
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerCrispin Campbell
    Strings Comment
    Depth & Richness; bright, spin to the sound; is more flexible.