D'Addario EJ46TT Dynacore HT Classical Guitar Strings, Full Set


By: Giacomo Corrado Date Added: 04/06/2014
as posted at Foroflamenco.com

I was excited but skeptical about this new set, and yet I am enthusiastically surprised that, in fact, it performed splendidly on my guitar.

I strung my German Vazquez Rubio blanca, which sports the lowest action ever attempted on a flamenco guitar [courtesy of the infallible master, Peter Tsiorba], with a set of Dynacore "Hard" Tension.

A few minutes later, all strings kept their pitch, requiring infrequent and minor adjustments;

Indeed more brilliant and responsive than any of the D'Addario I tried thus far, whether Pro Arte or their Composite variation, with an accentuated metallic timbre that blends harmoniously with the titanium trebles. They also are quite flexible, even the hard tension variety.

I had tried titanium trebles before, and while I had enjoyed their thinner and perhaps more brilliant sound [than their conventional nylon counterparts] I always regretted a want of lyricism in their quickly expiring resonance and more frigid response.
However, within this set, these trebles performed beautifully, bringing out [or better, accentuating] the voice I like to hear from my blanca: thinner but loud, metallic yet lyrical, deep but uncompromised by excessive sustain.

There is a saying, that if you run out of ideas or excitement to compose or interpret, you should learn a new instrument. I find that while this may hold true as written, a refreshed sound to your own instrument may yield the same result. After stringing it with the Dynacore set, I just could not stop playing the guitar.

I woke up really early today [the usual 4am, Sunday notwithstanding] and played every piece of Flamenco/Fakemenco I had learned or composed but had relegated to the attic of my mind, among good but obsolete memories. Thank you, D'Addario, well done indeed.

Now, the usual and necessary DISCLAIMER:

Each guitar may find its own voice with a different tension, brand and type of strings; each player, in turn, has his own distinct expectations and discrete ways to husband the sound he wants to hear. Hence, this set may work for you, could simply leave you unimpressed or, worse, may even disappoint you greatly and arouse an irresistible fit of rage [causing you to curse me and my review.... well, then please re-read this disclaimer, once again].

However, yet, I am happy to report that I and my dear German Vazquez Rubio are both exceedingly pleased with the Dynacore set.
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