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Silver on Nylon Explained
Bare round copper wire is electroplated with pure sterling silver and wound on multifilament nylon.
Pro-Arte Clear Nylon Explained
The monofilament nylon used for all D'Addario Pro-Arte treble strings is an exclusive, slow-extruded nylon that has harder and denser properties than conventional nylons. Each string is passed through laser inspection where approximitely 200 measurements are taken along the length of the string. The data is compared and averaged by a high-speed computer process and the strings are sorted by tension. Strings that do not meet the tolerance specifications in any one of their measurements are rejected. This ensures consistent string tensions and virtually perfect intonnation from every Pro-Arte string.
When do I change my strings?
Don’t wait until they break! The frequency you should change strings depends on how often you play, how you play, and in what conditions your instrument is played and stored. Active performers may need to change their strings on a weekly basis or even more often if they suffer from acidic perspiration. Occasional players may take months to wear out a set. Most players change strings when they lose their brilliance, sound too mellow, when intonation falters or when their instrument is difficult to keep in tune. Changing one string after it breaks is not recommended as the newer string will be brighter-sounding than the rest of the set.
How can I clean my strings?
Hand perspiration and dirt build-up are the main culprits that shorten string longevity. Wipe strings down with a clean cloth after each session. For those of you with more acidic perspiration, wipe strings down with Planet Waves String Cleaner.
Which string set is for me?
Whether choosing electric, acoustic, classical or other strings, the right string tension for your style is a matter of trial and error and is of utmost importance. Experimenting with different tensions can bring out a completely different character and sound of your instrument and in the style of your play. You should not assume that the string tension the guitar manufacturer selected at the factory is the right tension for you.
Custom blending of light and medium sets or extra light and light sets is also an option. For example the EXL140 set combines the trebles of a regular light electric set with the basses of a jazz EJ21 set. This allows easy bending of treble strings with the heftier bass response of the heavier EJ21 strings.
Light gauge strings are the most popular and are recommended by most makers. Lighter overall string tension ensures longer soundboard and neck life. Heavier tensions are not recommended for guitars built with fragile tops. Medium gauge strings offer more projection on heavier built instruments.
Classical sets are gauged in light, normal, hard and extra hard tensions. Although the total pull of classical strings is much less than their steel string counterparts, the string height is set higher on classical guitars. This fact makes the tension difference critical.
The Pro-Arte series are a worldwide best-selling nylon string set for classical guitar. Combining high quality materials with the unparalleled manufacturing consistency of D'Addario, Pro-Arte strings provide every player with the balanced performance they are seeking.
Nylon strings require a whole different level of quality inspection to assure that each set and each string is made with precision. With this in mind, each nylon treble within a Pro-Arte set is laser measured to calculate diameter and tension levels to deliver pure intonation and tonality every time.
The other unique aspect of the Pro-Arte construction is the use of a silverplated copper winding on a proprietary multi-filament nylon core to create the basses. The use of the multi-filament core allows the Pro-Arte basses to blend warmth and projection perfectly into one set.
I used to play classic guitar concerts with high quality strings on my reasonably good guitar and was afraid I would absolutly hate these cheap strings on my guitar. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by Tillmann
These have a lovely tone but on my Godin Multiac have a tendency to slip when not being used. During performance they are okay but because I have numerous guitars they often go a... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Jazzguy
I'm no expert when it comes to guitar playing. I've been playing a tiny bit on and off over the last twenty years or so, however, and I do know good sound when I hear it, almost... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Hakon Soreide
Strings sound ok, though I am not very qualified in my judgement. Only four stars because the 3 highest strings slipped and slipped until i rubbed cello rosin on the ends where i... Read morePublished 27 days ago by ron
Good quality strings, bought for my fathers birthday. Still using them after 3 months. worth your moneyPublished 1 month ago by Justin Lui
Made quite a big difference to the tone of a classical guitar bought for £15 from a charity shop.Published 1 month ago by Dr. G. C. Rolfe