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191 results
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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