Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:32 pm Post subject: Strings Set
Hello Scott, hope you are doing good.
How is it that album coming up?
I just had a quick question, I bought Cobalt wounded strings and wanted to know if you have an opinion on that, maybe you never tried them and got no idea.
For what I searched they seem to be a new product from Ernie Ball. Supposedly Cobalt reacts more subtlety to the magnets thus having a better dynamic response and a higher output and ofcourse the tone changes as well boosting more in the low and high frequencies. Another interesting thing Ive read is that it reacts great with distortion having a more clear sound on each note of a distorted chord.
Ive tried them on my guitar and they sound awesome but to be fair its been a while since I changed the strings on my guitar so you know, it could just sound great cause they are new. Though I did noticed a real change with the distortion on.
Also maybe you have some ideas over tests I could do to identify the sound or tonal qualities of this set.
Anyway I hope you are all doing good and playing a bunch.
The album is going extremely slow - just finished tune #4 of 10.
I've never tried those strings, but the best way to test them is to record something with them, change to your normal set and record the same thing again. Comparing tracks should tell you what you need to know. Sounds interesting, maybe I'll give them a try.
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Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:45 am Post subject:
Hi Scott, how are you ? Canít wait for the new album !!!
Are you still using DíAddario XL ? Or NYXL ? Because I tried and really appreciate NYXL that I use on my main guitars (btw a great Stratí 63 Michael Landau and a real Tele from 68í, year of my birth !).
A last question, did you try the Landauís signature guitars ?
Thanks for everything, the (very) good music and answers to our many questions !
Stephane. _________________ Stephane, according to my cats (no dog, sorry!) I'm the best guitar player of my home and probably my garden!
I still use XL. A friend of mine bought a Landau guitar and I tried it. I thought it sounded great - it was the closest in tone to my heaviest Suhr, which weighs about 7 pounds 12 ounces. Wood is very unpredictable, so I'm sure there are Landau guitars which sound better than others, just like I've experienced with Suhr guitars. Add the personal taste factor and it's really hard to say one line of quality guitars on that level sound better than another.
There are particular things I like more on my signature Suhr guitar - the D shape neck, the modified bridge with the bigger arm, and especially the noiseless system, which allows me to use real single coil pickups - in my opinion they sound better than any noiseless pickup.
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