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Strings Choice

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181 results
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHugues Boivin
    Instrument ModelStauffer XIX century
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerAlvaro Henrique
    Strings Comment
    I have never heard such an immense difference using this string from any other. Absolutely all aspects improved at once: tuning, sound quality, playability, musicality, volume. It made my guitar sound a different instrument.
  • Year2009
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHugues Boivin
    Instrument ModelBaroque Theorboed
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodMaple
    Back woodMaple
    PlayerAlvaro Henrique
    Strings Comment
    This unique instrument needs a lot of strings, and to tune better. The RC Strings 'RM60' trebles are the best strings I've known for period instruments, and help me sing as I need.
  • Year2002
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerHumphrey
    Instrument ModelMillennium
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerLinda Kessler?
    Strings Comment
    I like the consistency of D'Addario strings and how well they hold a tune right away. Their tone is nice but doesn't get in the way of the sound of the Humphrey, who showed his guitars with D'Addario strings!
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerHuss & Dalton
    Instrument ModelParlour
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerGJ
    Strings Comment
    Light, brilliant strings to promote comfortable fretting & balanced sound
  • Year1990
    Instrument typeElectric
    Builder / ManufacturerIbanez
    Instrument ModelJem77 Custom?
    Top woodBasswood
    Side woodBasswood
    Back woodBasswood
    PlayerRodney James
    Strings
    Custom Customer Concoction | Majestic Electric Set
    Custom Customer Concoction | Majestic Electric Set Model: C3 Majestic Price: $26.99
    Comment
    Warmth and clear pick attack. Added volume, bright, enthusiastic reflection.
  • Year2007
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJ. Perfecto Rubio
    Instrument ModelConcert
    Top woodSpruce/Rosewood
    Side woodSpruce/Rosewood
    Back woodSpruce/Rosewood
    PlayerJacob Johnson
    Strings Comment
    I like Savarez for the carbons trebles and the basses are OK. I actually prefer Hannabach high tensions for the whole set, but I ain't made of money so I don't get them as often as I'd like.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJean Rompe
    Instrument ModelSingle-top
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodMun Ebony
    Back woodMun Ebony
    PlayerGohar Vardanyan
    Strings Comment
    I like the RC Strings Recital series mostly because of their feel under my fingers, their powerful basses and warm and responsive trebles.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJean Rompre
    Instrument ModelNo. 130
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodEbony
    Back woodEbony
    PlayerGohar Vardanyan
    Strings Comment
    A balanced, clean, warm, powerful set. Trebles were a nice surprise.
  • Year2012
    Instrument typeClassical
    Builder / ManufacturerJean Rompre
    Instrument ModelNo. 130
    Top woodCedar
    Side woodEbony
    Back woodEbony
    PlayerGohar Vardanyan
    Strings Comment
    These strings make my trebles sound really warm and full, but also loud. They have a nice feel to them when playing. The basses are strong and powerful. I always loved Savarez Cantiga basses and these were just as good and the same in feel. My guitar is more forgiving in the bass, so I chose these strings more because of the trebles.
  • Year1999
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerJeff Traugott
    Instrument ModelCustom
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodRosewood
    Back woodRosewood
    PlayerAlex de Grassi
    Strings Comment
    I use this mixed set on the Traugott and it's pretty specific for that guitar and the tunings that I use on it. I do that because, a) the guitar seems to realize its full sound potential that way; I think the combination of the particularly dense Brazilian rosewood Jeff Traugott uses and something about the bracing. And, b) I use that guitar for tunings with less tension (DADEAD, CGDGAD, DGDGAD, DADGAD) and the heavier gauges on strings 1-3 and 6 compensate for the lowered tension. This C3 might be useful to those using those kinds of tunings, especially with very dense woods or guitars that need a little extra push to get the top going.?