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Old 04-08-2019, 12:35 AM
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I need to try these strings.

The overall tension of the Magnificos high tension is reported at 46.7 kg.

The overall tension of the new Granato strings I am using is 49 kg.

(Both made by Aquila)

I do not notice anything 'tense' about the Granato strings and they are a joy to play. If anything I'd prefer the High E string to just be slightly tenser for when tuning down to D.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:01 AM
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Sorry, really don't like the tones from most of the newer-packaged Martin acoustic strings. Tinny to my ears. Pro Arte nylons for me, D'Addarrio for steel.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:22 AM
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Sorry, really don't like the tones from most of the newer-packaged Martin acoustic strings. Tinny to my ears. Pro Arte nylons for me, D'Addarrio for steel.
I could have posted this exact same comment. I've never come across a set of Martin strings that I liked. However; I will try these just - because
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:28 AM
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Yeah, they definitely don't sound tinny ... even on resonator.

Not cheap and plasticky either, like every ProArte nylon I've tried.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:12 PM
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Sorry, really don't like the tones from most of the newer-packaged Martin acoustic strings. Tinny to my ears. Pro Arte nylons for me, D'Addarrio for steel.

Wait....we are talking about classical guitar strings, not acoustic. There is nothing tinny at all about the Magnifico strings, unless you happen to have a very tinny sounding guitar. And honestly, these are Aquila-produced.
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:14 AM
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And honestly, these are Aquila-produced.
Not the basses if you have to trust the "made in Mexico" label on their paper pouches (the trebles say "made in Italy, packaged in Mexico"). Could still be an Aquila design, I haven't been able to figure that out.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:15 AM
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I gave these a try & just didn't like them. To my humble ears, they just didn't sound quite right. For lack of a better explanation, they sounded like dead phosphor bronze strings.

I'm back to Savarez Cantiga Normal Tension basses paired with Savarez Alliance High Tension trebles.

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Old 04-19-2019, 03:16 AM
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The trebles do sound a bit closed-off the first few days, esp. compared to HT Alliance trebles. How long did you give them to open up?

Also, the basses seem to have a pretty high tension (in the high tension set at least). If you're used to normal tension basses that could also explain the "deadness" (and in my experience the Cantiga sound considerably more metallic, pardon, brighter).
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Old 04-19-2019, 07:34 AM
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I gave them about a month of use.. typical 1 1/2 - 2 hours of playing daily.

It wasn't the tension so much as the "dead" sound.. The Cantiga basses do have some metallic sound for the 1st week or so, but it goes away.

I have found that the new Cantiga Premium Basses don't have that initial sound and last longer than the standard Cantiga's.

Sorry, but these just don't have the sound that I like.



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The trebles do sound a bit closed-off the first few days, esp. compared to HT Alliance trebles. How long did you give them to open up?

Also, the basses seem to have a pretty high tension (in the high tension set at least). If you're used to normal tension basses that could also explain the "deadness" (and in my experience the Cantiga sound considerably more metallic, pardon, brighter).
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