Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Cleartone strings  (Read 2265 times)
12barBill
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 440


WWW

Ignore
« on: November 03, 2005, 04:14:07 PM »

Has anyone tried the Cleartone strings yet?
Logged
Mikeymac
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5387




Ignore
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2005, 04:23:44 PM »

Not yet - hoping to buy a set soon.  They must be fairly decent if Larrivee is switching to them...so I'm looking forward to testing them.
Logged

1979 L-19
1992 OM-05    
2010 D-03 w/Italian Spruce top
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2013 C-10 Italian Spruce/Silver Oak
NotRevGDavis
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 561




Ignore
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2005, 04:44:33 PM »

From what I have read all new Larrivee guitars will be sportin' Cleartones.
Logged

The Dude abides.

Denis
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5435


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2005, 08:19:04 PM »

I emailed them about a week ago.  Their sales guy is looking for someone local where I can buy them.  There aren't many people selling them in Canada yet.  Anyone out there want to buy me a set so I can try them?  I'll send the money via Paypal?  I am not a coated string person but they are not supposed to feel coated.  Do they only make them in phosphor bronze?


I've called several stores here in Ottawa and most of them have never even heard of them yet!!
Logged

bikodog
Senior Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 138




Ignore
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 01:00:01 AM »

They're going to have to be noticeably better, before I spend more than I already am on Elixers.
Logged

Larrivee D-03
Larrivee D-02 12 String
Blueridge BG-140 (J-45's are overpriced!)
Gibson J-45 (J-45's were overpriced :) )
Mikeymac
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5387




Ignore
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2005, 01:38:58 AM »

I broke down and bought two sets today (yikes!); one electric set; one acoustic set...the acoustic set's going on my OM-05 tonight (electric set on my Am. Series Strat); I'll give a report tomorrow (Friday). 

My main comparison will be with UNCOATED strings, since I usually use Martin SP's (been trying out the new 'Fingerstyle" sets) and D'Addario's...

Logged

1979 L-19
1992 OM-05    
2010 D-03 w/Italian Spruce top
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2013 C-10 Italian Spruce/Silver Oak
HangFire
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2794


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2005, 02:10:31 AM »

Yikes!

http://www.music123.com/Cleartone-Strings-Cleartone-acoustic-strings-i225314.music?source=Googleshop
Logged

#113
2004 Larrivee Parlor BW
2003 Larrivee L-03 BW
2002 Larrivee D-03 BW x 2
Steve
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1093




Ignore
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2005, 03:23:45 AM »

Wow..$17 a set!

I could almost buy 3 sets of Martin Fingerstyles for that.  :huh:
Logged
Barefoot Rob
Donuts?
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13992




Ignore
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2005, 03:41:30 AM »

I was sent a set as a sample a while back.I wasn't impressed.They sorta remined me of GHS strings,very high Tenson,a lot of work to play,they lasted about 15 minute's.But what do I know anyway i still don't use coated strings.
Logged

A REPAIRPERSON,Still Unclrob
OM03PA
Favorite saying
 OB LA DE OB LA DA,LIFE GOES ON---BRA,It is what it is,You just gotta deal it,
One By One The Penguins Steal My Sanity*Eat The Rich*, Keith and Barefoot Rob on youtube
Still unclrob
#19
12 people ignoring me,so cool
www.rpjguitarworks.com
Call PM me I may b
bing4sons
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1104




Ignore
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2005, 04:56:05 PM »

I was going to try a set, and still might, but I can get the Dean Markley Alchemy GoldPhosphers for $9.99 a set.  They sound great and last just as long as Elixirs, so I can't believe that it would be worth paying 70% more per set.
Logged

Bing

Larrivee J-09FM
Taylor 814ce
Music Man Axis SS w/piezo
Mikeymac
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5387




Ignore
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2005, 02:03:24 AM »

No offense, unclrob, but 15 minutes?! 

I put the acoustic set (light gauge; 12-53) on my OM-05 last night, and so far, they sound as good as Martin SPs or D'Addario's when new; we'll see how they hold up.  The coating is not noticable AT ALL on the wound strings (they'll squeek with the best of 'em!); I can just barely detect the coating on the B and E string (or is it just that I know it's there? Honestly, if it was a blind test, I don't know if I could tell...).

The only *negative* thing I've noticed so far is that the low E doesn't sound great when tuned down to D (but with a capo at the second fret, and "dropped D," which is now E, it sounds fine). And the volume is good-but not as good as the medium set I just replaced: both of these observations may just be the string gauge difference. 

The electric set is now on my Strat.  Again, sounds comparable to a new set of D'Addario's or Ernie Ball Slinky's (both of which I use a lot).  Same observations about feel as on the acoustic set.  I'll have to play some more, but I may detect a little volume difference between unwound and wound strings (unwound a bit louder); but this is a common issue with electric strings in general.

I'll give another progress report in a few days-I'll be using the Strat this Sunday for worship.



Logged

1979 L-19
1992 OM-05    
2010 D-03 w/Italian Spruce top
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2013 C-10 Italian Spruce/Silver Oak
jimmyd
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1684


WWW

Ignore
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2005, 01:26:50 PM »

I play mostly EXPs which are pretty cheap by the case.I have tried the new Elixer PB and like them. I'm put off by the price of cleartones and the Elixers for that matter. The trouble I've found with most coated strings is that the high B and E strings seem to go dead before the wound strings. I wish DAddario would offer EXPs with an extra E&B string.
Logged
drathbun
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1123




Ignore
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2005, 04:18:45 PM »

Whenever I buy a new set of Elixirs (I have the PB's on my L05 now) I purchase an extra high E and B string. It saves going back to the shop.
Logged

2016 Martin 000-28vs 12 fret

2014 Taylor 814ce

2014 Godin Multiac Classical

2012 Gibson "The Golden Age 1930's" SJ200

2012 Squier Vintage Modified 70's Jazz Bass

2010 Gretsch Electromatic G5122DC

2009 Taylor GA3-12e

2004 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster

1981 Rickenbacker 320JG

1968 Yamaha FG150 Red La
Barefoot Rob
Donuts?
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13992




Ignore
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2005, 04:39:59 PM »

Mikeymac no offence taken.






But I'll meet you out back of the barn...... :GRN>
Logged

A REPAIRPERSON,Still Unclrob
OM03PA
Favorite saying
 OB LA DE OB LA DA,LIFE GOES ON---BRA,It is what it is,You just gotta deal it,
One By One The Penguins Steal My Sanity*Eat The Rich*, Keith and Barefoot Rob on youtube
Still unclrob
#19
12 people ignoring me,so cool
www.rpjguitarworks.com
Call PM me I may b
Mikeymac
Gold Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5387




Ignore
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2005, 07:02:13 PM »

unclrob,

Bring yer' six-shooter...I mean yer' six-string...we'll do some pickin' 'n' grinin'!

 :mellow:
Logged

1979 L-19
1992 OM-05    
2010 D-03 w/Italian Spruce top
2010 RS-4 in Candy Blue
2013 C-10 Italian Spruce/Silver Oak
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to: