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Strings Choice

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185 results
  • Year2016
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerGibson
    Instrument ModelStandard Les Paul?
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerTony Esposito
    Strings Comment
    The strings I?m playing are a custom set from Augustine, based off of their Spectra Heavy Specs. They're great for picking up some slack on the tension to help with our Eb tuning, while still bending really well but not too far. I just wanted a heavier low E and G string than you would get in a typical pack of 12 gauges, plus they sound great and stay bright for their entire life.
  • Year1967
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerGibson
    Instrument ModelEpiphone Riviera 12 string
    Top woodMaple
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerPhilip Feinberg
    Strings Comment
    Fret job left action very light. These custom gauges are light, rich.
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGil Carnal
    Instrument ModelLattice top
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodBlackwood
    Back woodBlackwood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    I have tried a few different sets and have found that these strings bring out nice tone over the whole register. I like the feel of the rectified strings under my fingers, have always been consistent.
  • Year2005
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGreg Byers
    Instrument ModelHand Made
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerValerie Hartzell
    Strings Comment
    I used to use Savarez Alliance normal tension trebles & high tension bass strings. But, I did not like the bright tone. Byers recommended I use D'Addario because he had measure the nut and bridge for D'addario. Much better now!
  • Year2014
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGreg Byers
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAnonymous
    Strings Comment
    Strong but balanced basses, warm trebles, good string life.
  • Year2006
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerGreg Smallman
    Instrument ModelLattice braced
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodBrazilian Rosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerThomas Viloteau
    Strings Comment
    The Savarez Alliance have the right balance between projection and precision of the attack; they also fit my Smallman perfectly.
  • Year1984
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerGuild
    Instrument ModelD25M
    Top woodMahogany
    Side woodMahogany
    Back woodMahogany
    PlayerDavid Nigel Lloyd
    Strings Comment
    I don't like the sound of new strings. They sound thin and quacky to me. Except for Red Brand copper bronze. They sound pretty warm when new and warmer when warn in.
  • 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.