#1
Hey guys, I encountered a guitar a while ago that a friend of a friend had. It was a classical, and the nylon top 2 or maybe 3 strings had this ribbed knotty sort of texture to them. I remember he said they were Thomastik-Infeld strings, but I can't seem to find those specific ones. Any ideas? If so, any pros/cons to them?
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#3
Were they rectified strings? Rectified trebles are rough to the touch.
#4
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Were they rectified strings? Rectified trebles are rough to the touch.

Hmm maybe, I can't seem to find any clear pictures of a rectified treble string, but the one I saw almost reminded me of a braid.
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#5
Are you sure they were Thomastik? I don't think they do that sort of treble.

It sounds to me like they were sets that had nylon wound trebles. These strings are nylon wound on multifilament nylon - usually the 2nd and 3rd strings.

Savarez and La Bella do them - don't know of anyone else who does.

La Bella 860: http://www.labella.com/products/860-3/

Savarez 520P: https://www.stringsbymail.com/savarez-520p-wound-2nd-and-3rd-red-card-basses-high-tension-full-set-976.html

I use the La Bella.
#6
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Are you sure they were Thomastik? I don't think they do that sort of treble.

It sounds to me like they were sets that had nylon wound trebles. These strings are nylon wound on multifilament nylon - usually the 2nd and 3rd strings.

Savarez and La Bella do them - don't know of anyone else who does.

La Bella 860: http://www.labella.com/products/860-3/

Savarez 520P: https://www.stringsbymail.com/savarez-520p-wound-2nd-and-3rd-red-card-basses-high-tension-full-set-976.html

I use the La Bella.

I'm not 100% sure they were. However I remember the 1st-3rd strings were like that, whereas the sets you linked, at least from what I can tell only have the 2nd & 3rd strings wound, so presumably the 1st string is a plain nylon treble?
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#7
Savarez do a set with a wound 1st too - I think 520P1 - but the wound 1st is rubbish, only lasts a couple of days. So a set with wound 2nd and 3rd (which are great) and a plain monofilament 1st is the best option IMHO.

The La Bella 860 have that combination (with standard silver-plated copper basses) - good strings.
#8
They might have been gut strings, they tend to feel a little grippier. La Bella makes them.
#9
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They might have been gut strings, they tend to feel a little grippier. La Bella makes them.


True.

They are La Bella 411 - polished gut trebles, silver-plated copper wound basses.

But quite expensive, alas.