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Postby Maart » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:37 am

I finally got some more "Gypsy Jazz" samples from D'Addario and, surprise surprise, they're absolutely fantastic. They're up to their usual standard and sound great. Everyone get in touch with them and let's get these fab strings into the marketplace. No more duff A strings, yippee! :D
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Postby Heretic » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:28 pm

Cheers Maart:

That's interesting news. Are they copper wound-silvered over a steel core?
Any idea as to when they might be on the market, or what they'll be called?

How do they compare to the Savarez Argentines, or the Newtone Gitane Jazz nickel wounds?

Thanks for posting!
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Postby Maart » Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:37 pm

I'm not sure what they're made of, but they're silver looking, like the Argies, but with good tight windings. I received a light gauge set and a normal set. I put the lighter ones on and I didn't want to put the guitar down. They're ball end incidentally. The ones I received a few months ago had loop ends, but the loop was too small to fit the Gitane tailpiece.

I haven't tried the Newtone nickel wounds. I've been using their Django phosphor bronzes and they're okay, but these D'Addarios sing like any other D'Addarios and I'm hoping the quest could be over.

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Postby Zoot » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:15 pm

Do you know what model they are as they don't seem to have a "Gypsy Jazz" set of strings on their website
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Postby Maart » Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:19 pm

They are prototypes at the moment, that's why they're not in the catalog yet...

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Postby Maart » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:53 pm

The Gypsy Jazz prototype strings that D'Addario sent over are fantastic. I put the lighter gauge on first, thinking that I'd try the heavier ones when the sparkle had gone out of the first set. That was nearly a month ago and I'm still waiting! The chaps in R&D have definitely got it right and congratulations to them. When they go into production I'll definitely be using them on my Gitane all the time. Yippee! The quest is over! :D
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Postby Jono » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:44 pm

Just looked on the D'Addario website and their GJ range is supposed to be available sometime in Feb:

http://www.daddario.com/DADNewsDetail.aspx?ParID=7243
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Postby Maart » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:02 pm

Fantastic news! They're really great.
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Postby sockeye » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:45 pm

The wound strings are silver plated steel over a hex core
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Postby Maart » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:06 pm

The new D'Addario Gypsy Jazz Strings are now available. They came into the UK last week and they're fab.
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Postby Gadjo » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:51 am

Where can you get them retail Maart? If they are anything like the prototype set I'll buy a box of lights. All the usual outlets don't list them at present.
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Postby Maart » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:57 am

I'll find out and get back to you.
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Postby Maart » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:19 pm

Okay, according to importers Summerfield, the Gypsy Jazz Strings will be available from www.stringbusters.com from tomorrow. They will gradually filter through to the traditional music shops, but this takes time. If there a few of you in one area you could go to the music shop and tell them that the strings are now available so would they please stock them. Summerfield have only the initial stocks of these strings as yet, so be quick or be patient...
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Postby Jono » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:42 pm

Can't see them on stringbusters but they are on stringsdirect. They're not cheap at £10.49, though.

http://www.stringsdirect.co.uk/Catalogu ... uctId=2514
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Postby Maart » Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:52 pm

Sorry, I got that wrong, it was stringsdirect.

£10.49 is quite steep, but then when you think that you can spend a lot more than that getting just one usable set from the other makers, and that they really do last a long time, and it might even work out cheaper. They might even come down in price once people start buying them and the supply starts to flow. These are after all, the first batch in the country.
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