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SAVAREZ guitar strings

Deckman 17 Oct 12 - 10:17 AM
Henry Krinkle 17 Oct 12 - 01:49 PM
Don Firth 17 Oct 12 - 02:34 PM
Zen 17 Oct 12 - 04:24 PM
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Subject: SAVAREZ guitar strings
From: Deckman
Date: 17 Oct 12 - 10:17 AM

I recently purchsed three sets of "Savarez" guitar strings from "Just Strings", an on-line company. Two of the 1st strings, high E, quickly broke. With the breaking of the second high E string, I knew I had received faulty strings.

I contacted the company, and as I expected, they offered to send me replacement strings. I said "NO." I wanted all my money returned, including my postage costs of mailing all the strings back to them. I even returned the "new" set that I never opened.

This morning I received an e-mail from the Savarez company in France, appologizing for the defective "E" strings. They admitted that had a bad run of them.

Now the "Just Strings" company is saying they will return all my money.

In the meantime, I've purchased another three sets of strings that I used to use years ago. I will NEVER again buy a set of Savarez strings ... I can't trust them not to break during a performance.

Anyone else run into this? bob(deckman)nelson

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Subject: RE: SAVAREZ guitar strings
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 17 Oct 12 - 01:49 PM

I use D'Addario strings and never had a problem.
(:-( ))=

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Subject: RE: SAVAREZ guitar strings
From: Don Firth
Date: 17 Oct 12 - 02:34 PM

I used Savarez strings for a few years, but decided that I like D'Addario better.

Among other things, you can get them in different tensions. Sam Radding, who made my little Go-guitar recommended the D'Addario EJ44 Pro-Arte Nylon Strings because the EJ44s are "extra-hard tension" and the Go-guitar has a short (24 inch) scale length.

I've been using the D'Addario EJ45 strings on my José Oribé classic because they're slightly higher than "normal tension" and the Oribé is full scale, a little over 25 and a half inches. They sound good on that guitar.

I've found the D'Addarios very reliable. The only time I've ever had one pop on me, it was the fourth (D) string, and due to sheer laziness, I hadn't put new strings on the guitar since a little before the Norman Invasion of England in 1066. And it didn't break while I was playing it, I opened the case one day and found the string hanging loose, broken at the bridge.

I'm currently experimenting with the D'Addario EXP silver-plated copper wire wound strings, which D'Addario claims gives a warmer, fuller tone and lasts three times as long. The EXP line of strings comes in the same choice of tensions.

I've tried them only on the Go so far, and I like them really well, and I DO notice a somewhat fuller tone and better "sustain." They're a little pricier, but so far, I think they're worth it.

Even though that little sound-box sounds pretty good for its size, I figure it can use all the help I can give it.

For a Martin classic, the EXP 45s would probably be about right.

Good hunting!!

Don Firth

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Subject: RE: SAVAREZ guitar strings
From: Zen
Date: 17 Oct 12 - 04:24 PM

Sorry to hear of your experience with Savarez Bob. As I said on the other thread, I've used Savarez on classical guitar for years without a problem or a string breakage. I understand your lack of faith in them though in the light of your recent recording work. Bad batches can happen from time to time with most brands... I lost confidence in D'Addarios because of unravelling ends on steel string sets although they're generally reliable and I do now use their flatwounds for mandolin again without problems.

Glad your're getting your money back.



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