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Argentines

Postby Ahab » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:39 pm

Hi there,

Does anyone out there have any tips on making a set of Argentine's last more than 4 days?!

Seem to go dead after 30 hrs of playing. I love the sound but Savarez should really do some investment in getting their strings to last longer! I'm spending £20 a month on these strings, that's £240 a year!!
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Re: Argentines

Postby deuxdoigtsgauches » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:28 pm

You could give the strings a wipe down on both sides after you play each time, or use some better strings. I've been using those John Pearce 'Nuages' strings for a few years and they sound just like argentines to me, but last much longer.
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Re: Argentines

Postby pinkgary » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:04 pm

Yeah, i changed to Philip Bosset strings about a year ago, c'os i just got fed up with Argies. I prefer the sound & playability (more tension) of the Bossets on my guitar as well.

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Try some of the other makes, they're all better made than the Argentines.. See what fits.
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Re: Argentines

Postby petermonkey » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:47 pm

What? You play for seven and a half hours a day? You must be pretty good by now! D'Addario all day long, none of your fancy shite!
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Re: Argentines

Postby crookedpinky » Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:22 am

I'm with Pinkgary - go with Phillipe Bosset. If you keep an eye out on t'internet you can get them for about £8 or £9 and they do last longer - typically for me three times as long as Argies and you don't get the unravelling G string problem. Sound wise they're very similar to Argies and work well on all the guitars I tried them on.

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Re: Argentines

Postby Ricardo » Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:03 pm

I've found that the Argentines are suddenly a lot better. I haven't had a parting G for ages and the strings seem to go on for a long time if you really wipe them after each use. Maybe wash your hands before playing in case you have highly corrosive sweat. I also use fast fret after each use.
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Re: Argentines

Postby neill » Fri May 06, 2011 4:36 pm

Can any of you suggest a good supplier for the Bosset strings, I tried online but they wouldn't let me buy any less than 4 sets (25 euro delivery minimum) then wanted another 15 euro for delivery and another 9 for something else.. that was Woodbrass.com ...
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Re: Argentines

Postby crookedpinky » Sun May 08, 2011 7:21 am

PM me and let me know what gauge you want and if loop ends are ok, I've got a small excess supply of Bossets which I'm selling at reasonable prices
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Re: Argentines

Postby Ahab » Mon May 09, 2011 6:36 pm

petermonkey wrote:What? You play for seven and a half hours a day? You must be pretty good by now! D'Addario all day long, none of your fancy shite!


Ok math was never my strong point! But I practice alot, and the Argies go dead very very quickly! Out of all the other string companies out there which come closest to Argentines in tone? I do think that they sound the best, I've tried D'Addario; too thick sounding, John Pearse Nuages; not sparkly enough. Are the Bossets the closest in tone then?
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Re: Argentines

Postby crookedpinky » Wed May 11, 2011 6:07 pm

HI Neill

I dont know if my messages have been sent through to you so I wondered if the strings have arrived yet ?

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Re: Argentines

Postby neill » Wed May 11, 2011 11:20 pm

No not yet i'm afraid.. i got all your messages i think.. wouldn't be surprised if paypal have sent them to my old address however, i'm going there on friday night so hopefully it will all work out.
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