What brand of strings?

Updated on January 27, 2018 in Instruments & Gear
12 on September 27, 2017

I buy galli’s when im lucky enough to find em here, tho my options are fairly limited. What about y’all?

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3 on September 27, 2017

My daughter gets a lot of free strings so in my great wisdom some of those are what I use.  Yes I’m cheap, but not as picky maybe.  Chaconne’s favorite string is Hannabach.  (The 815s I think.)

She used Galli Titanium for a while but had a bunch with intonation problems.

 

on September 27, 2017

D’Addario EXP J-45 with a Savarez Allance normal tension 3rd.

 

on October 2, 2017

There is really not standard between string makers on tension. I would use the Savarez  Alliance trebles, but they list them as normal tension. Actually, they feel much more like D’Addario’s high or hard tension. I don’t like ANY high tension strings. Some guitars seem to need a high first string, especially some spruce tops.

 

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0 on October 10, 2017

I’ll stay with my apple cider vinegar and honey and D’Addario EXP normal

 

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7 on December 10, 2017

Matt at Strings by Mail suggested Knoblochs,—he is a player and has access to virtually every string there is. I tried them on a cedar topped classical, and liked them very much. Bright, but not too bright.  I’m stringing up a couple of Spruce topped classicals with them this morning:

Knobloch C.X. normal tension.

Cheers,

Brian

 

on December 11, 2017

It’s funny how we spend so much time choosing the sound of the guitar but pay little attention to strings. It makes all the difference in finding the right string for you and your guitar. Good luck

on December 11, 2017

Hello Mark,

I got encouraged by a guy on a flamenco forum to start trying different strings. I’ve been using good old D’Addario J45’s, with a Savarez Alliance 3rd subbed in, for years. This morning I brought the Knoblochs up to pitch on my spruce topped classical, and they sure sound good!

That guitar is my #28 with one of the 35 year old “hazel fichte” (bear claw) Euro spruce sound boards like #27,#29 and #30. Pretty exceptional wood! Those latter three are all demoed on my website—with D’Addarios. 

Cheers,

Brian

 

 

on January 26, 2018

Getting ready to try something new in the way of strings. I’ve been using what you’ve been using over the years, Brian. Maybe I’ll give the knoblochs a try. Frankly, I’ve not heard of them before…but I’ve been away from this and other forums for a long time. I play a cedar top Alan Fontanilla. How would you describe the difference in the strings? Input from others would be great as well. I’m not unhappy with what I have but…

on January 26, 2018

Hello Barry,

I hadn’t heard of Knoblochs either before Matt suggested them. When I asked what he uses, he answered without hesitation “Knoblochs”. He has been a classical player for 20 years that I know of. They are made in Spain (by Germans?). The trebles are bright “but with more body” than the usual carbon strings.

I’ll get you the link to the full set on the Strings by Mail site as soon as I get my new computer up and running later today. Their site is a bit clumsy to navigate.

By the way, I’ve sold three classical guitars in the last month or so, and they have all been strung up with Knoblochs.

Cheers,

Brian

 

 

on January 26, 2018

Hello again Barry,

Here is the Strings by Mail link to the Knobloch set that I’m using:

https://www.stringsbymail.com/knobloch-actives-cx-carbon-mt-classical-guitar-strings-300cx-full-set-6347.html

I’m sending a set to Daniel Roest—the guy that did the playing of my guitars on my website—for his evaluation. De gustubus non disputandum!

 

Cheers,

 

Brian

 

 

on January 27, 2018

Brian, thank you. I’ve done business with stringsbymail in past years. I purchased a lot of different strings and ended up going full circle on my choice. Your description of the trebles makes me want to give the Knoblochs a try. Will also be taking a look at your website.

on January 27, 2018

Hello Barry,
The audio on the website is un-processed, so if you have a way to listen to the videos with some headphones, or with a decent sound system, you should get a pretty good idea of what the guitars sound like.
Cheers,
Brian

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