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Strings 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi

I use D'Addario J45 or Hannabach medium on my altoguitar but I think the sound of the three treble strings (ebg or gda in alto) too bright, sometimes even a bit aggressive to my ears.

Does anyone know some strings that can do a bit the opposite effect, in other words, a sound more rounder and softer.

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Re:Strings 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
I have no experiance in alto-yet, I am waiting for my guitar soon-but maybe you should try rectified trebles(D'Addario or La bella). They sound warmer, but you have to tolerate the feeiling in the touch of the right hand.

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Re:Strings 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hello Takis! Welcome here!

Yes, rectified strings may be a good option. LaBella's sound is really nice, I think they may satisfy you, and they are not so scratchy under the fingers. A downside though: I noticed some intonation problems when I was playing with them. Avoid Savarez; they are nowhere near LaBella rectified. I never tried D'Addario's.
 
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Re:Strings 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi everybody,
Tomzooki we had already mailed its other, as I am waiting the alto from Heikki in April.

I have no intonation problem at all with rectified strings. On the contrary they supposed to be more accurate as a matter of their construction. The D'Adarrio's are more smooth than La bella-both preferable to Savarez I agree.
 
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Re:Strings 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi

Thank you, it's a good idea. I'll try the strings D'Addario EJ29 or EJ30 (after I check the angle of attack of my nails, how to polish, the position of guitar, now I just need to change the strings ...).

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Bruma
 
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Re:Strings 6 Years, 6 Months ago Karma: 0  
Strings can sound very, very different when heard from the audience...

When you sit over a guitar, your ears pick up a very different sound than your audience; I would not change strings before hearing a good recording from a concert, for instance.

Strings should feel comfortable, including tone, of course. What sounds like "aggressive" when you play may indeed sound very interesting in the audience.

I am always very anxious about noises from my left hand and tone production, but it's rarely heard in the audience...
 
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