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246 results
  • 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.
  • 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