Detailed review of each product, by musician Danilo Alvarenga.
"The guitar strings like I said earlier, between 6 and 7 months was her high-end limit; she held an average of 3 shows a month during that time, a total average of 8 studio recordings that I did for other artists as well as videos, and the like. In class I can not count because the guitar I installed she did not use for classes only use for presentations and recording, those that are in my guitar of lesson, only lasted a month less in more intense use and performing in high performance. On my main guitar I had the misfortune to burst a sharp Mi string in a rehearsal, but that was by vacillating myself, (so it does not count). Balance, one of my extra chords (the Si) still "survives" intact! As for the strings ... Well they only sound more velvety after older ones, but this more clinical ears perceive and in studio you note, live is imperceptible (I like this feature a little more velvety than the string is acquiring, but if it loses its brilliance but it took at least 20 days to start to give a decrease in brightness and kept the sound of new string for at least another 40 days, I took the strings so far in January because I wanted to prove by B + C to myself, that they really put up with the stride night after night and intense use. The footprint is the same, the rope simply has no rust point, and I believe that at this point in the championship it will not rust, not with me at least ... Then the rope of you at least to me; does not rust. Good point, because the model previous to the DLP system that I used, it rusted. The advantage of ropes that do not rust is a greater durability not only of the rope but also of the frets (yes, that's the long run, I know), but usually ropes that rust more, tend to knead them constantly demanding the rectification of frets more is a kind of light thinning to eliminate the ripples that these wrinkles cause causing detune and etc, in case you do not switch and insist in more than 30 days with ropes that tend to rust faster they give you this problem and you probably have more often than not before they change their frets (on average, guitar frets last from 15 to 20 years when they are very well maintained, of good quality and with up-to-date maintenance. With ropes that tend to rust this average would probably fall dramatically to 8 or 10 years in the maximum), remembering that the rule is not valid for stainless steel frets these do not knead and is a novelty in the market but with a cost benefit half out of hand. So at least from my point of view, both guitar and guitar steel have more of this economy because you will change less of rope in the short term and in the long run its maintenance will be cheaper (this of the frets even is a hook of selling a little valuable, few people know what the villain is "kneading" the frets and attribute it to the use of the instrument). In addition to being a national string at a cost that beats the gringas strings, I believe it has more of this advantage in the economy with the maintenance where the musician can hold the fight for a little more time without maintenance or without changing chords every 15 days, or every 30 or three months depending on how often it is used, of course the one recommended for people to record things is to use newer strings, but as I said, I used my work and clients as a "guinea pig," and I let them know, I literally put my work "on the table", but it was for a good cause; "All for the good of science" (laughs).
On steel guitar strings that were unique to test or something, durability applies, however I felt a lack of body in the guitars they sounded brighter, I usually look for features a bit more veiled by the timbre of the steel guitar and with more bass in the drums, the treble I found cool the most crystalline feature, for those who enjoy this feature of less pronounced steel guitar is cool and I think it's worth investing, big brands have nickel-plated brass strings, I still prefer the more characteristic of the phosphor bonze, because it gives me more freedom to choose what tone I want in the choice of microphones (in the studio I always use so never in line), and live I compensate what is missing in the EQ of the sound table and when I miss some frequency, I move in the pre-guitar, then strings with more "flat" and balanced sound give me that freedom, in terms of comfort, the strings of vi they are like 011 guitar strings, so in terms of weight to play, it's something between the 010 and the 011, sharp strings that are very light to play, very comfortable drums, and in the comfort part they have gained points. My younger cousin even tested them and then he wanted to borrow my instrument because he loved comfort.
Com questão as cordas de nylon…
I'm frankly very surprised, I've never seen a nylon that tunes and sets the tuning so well, this type of rope being more "soft" has a secret in the placement beyond the traditional moorings, which you do in the instrument jar and the placement have to be a perfect "reel" on the pole post, you have to tune the guitar at least one tone above each string and then go lightly pulling on the string, and as it goes on and on you can go tuning the others and waiting to see if she keeps it, so it's a long and time-consuming process. but doing so the chance to drop the tuning and the rope to have more performance without "twisting" is greater.
Positive point also for sound projection, I found the sound of nylon of yours very crystalline and is exactly what I look for in this type of guitar, another positive point, usually after a few days the other strings of this suit begin to present darker points, It's going to be 4 weeks I put them and until now I'm looking for the dark spots that start to appear, the sound naturally became a little more velvety than normal (I even like it especially for nylon, it shows a bit the clarity of the bass). so overall.
From 0 to 10 I would say that for guitar sole I (private opinion) simply would not move at all, it is a product accessible to the public, most of my students have used this brand, in other words, it has brought the reality of them very close to having something of a professional level at a practical price . When usually the one starting out tends to have a little work on this subject. And in my opinion, in winning team do not move, leave the DLP is "LINDO", for who will play and works very well (laughs), fell like a glove not only for durability, but also for comfort, I I confess you left me a bit "Unwell" with this technology, because strings that I used to love in the old days, just today I'm strange ...
The ropes of the groove I did not mention in the comment above, but I understood her proposal, and it's pretty cool, but she's a little less comfortable than Solez, even though they are of the same caliber. And detail it tends to darken and sweat the flannel faster. From 0 to 10 I would say 8.0, cost good benefit, reasonably comfortable footprint and honest sound projection. She fulfills the role to which she sets herself. The good side is that the difference in reais, sole at least for what I researched on the internet ... Do not walk so high, so for a few dollars more the guy who is buying can buy strings with DLP technology. This is the most market option for you and covers more people too, which is great.
On guitar strings Steel from 0 to 10 I would rate with 8.5.
Good comfort, good durability and grip, but the remnant of consequences that I felt in my instrument made me more cautious with the equalization, nothing that would hurt, but it demanded me a little more caution.
About Nylon from 0 to 10
I would say that 10 also, simply a good rope at affordable prices, of course, although nylon is a must to be taken into account, nylon cuts have two categories besides those already known the famous "medium, high and low tension", in fact what most companies like D'addario and Ernie Ball that kind of are picking up this wave of nylon rope now (I've already tested it and did not like it very much, dark ropes I'm not much fan); they actually have 3 versions of the same line I have not tested them all. In the end these companies have strings of appeals more to popular guitar than properly erudite, and who told me this was a guitar teacher who works with me, who was surprised by the sonority of your guitar strings inclusive, I showed him justly seeking a more clinical opinion from someone outside of my style and playing style, he said that for those who work in concert and guitar cabinets as he does, it is not very common to use strings of call that are more popular in the instrument even because of the requirement that they have with these strings, on average "normal" strings, in their hand would last less than in my example, he gave me some examples and showed strings that he uses that are 200 reais because they are imported from Europe, but that are specific to that type of performance that he needs and usually does not come with an extra mi as the guitarists we love, but an extra chord because that's what he ma is algae bursting beyond what he has shown and they are noticeably harder to touch because of their technology. Then he told me that in reality for popular guitar he always uses strings more in mind and accessible and he liked it, because he felt that the sonority of you approached much of what he is accustomed in the guitar of his work. "
Danilo Alvarenga – Músico