Re: Carvin / GHS strings

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Posted by Pat Harrington on March 09, 2000 at 00:53:41:

In Reply to: Re: Carvin / GHS strings posted by Karel Kerstiens on March 08, 2000 at 20:39:10:

: : > Hi Karel...Carvin's strings are made by GHS...Nickel wound...
: : decent, but not great...Try the D'addario prisms, stainless hex-core
: : ultra bright, they just last and last..They're the best I've tried in
: : 25 years, period..They'll cost 20 bucks or so a set, but will last
: : at least twice as long.

: : Cheers,
: : Pat H

: Hey Pat, thanks for the advice. By the way, are you saying that Carvin strings are GHS Boomers, or just some kind of standard GHS string? The boomers are pretty decent, too I've noticed. Thanks again -

> Hey Karel...The Carvin strings are not Boomers, but a variation of them,
judging from the gauge..Boomers aren't offered in a 40-100, but the
Carvins are..Probably a "designer" string ordered to suit by Carvin..
My guess is a roundcore type..Definitely a nickel wrap, but using
a lower grade of outer wire, hence the lower cost....I get more tone
and mileage out of stainless strings, but that's just my taste. I used
Rotosounds for many, many years, but they've suffered from some
Q.C problems as of late. I spoke to Martin Howe from Rotosound
at the NAMM show here in January, and he assured me that the
Q.C problems were fixed, but I still think the D'addario Prisms are a
superior string; Your mileage may vary, however, usual disclaimers

Pat H

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