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227 results
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Year2013
    Instrument typeAcoustic
    Builder / ManufacturerHuss & Dalton
    Instrument ModelOO
    Top woodSpruce
    Side woodBubinga
    Back woodBubinga
    PlayerMelvin Hughes
    Strings Comment
    This guitar is a bit of a small canon, regardless of strings. But when I strung it up with the D'Addario Nickel Bronze NB1252BT (Light 12-52) it seems to be even more so. The strings are very nuanced with excellent tone and clarity. Even on this small-bodied guitar, they can produce quite a bit of volume without exceeding the tops headroom. The strings maintain tuning very well even when capoed. They are comfortable to play and have a decent life span, not as long as EXP's but still very good in my experience.