Construction is another key component of string performance. D’Addario offers a variety of construction methods to help you achieve your perfect tone and feel:
Round Wound – The most popular and universal construction delivers that traditional textured feel most players are familiar and comfortable with.
Lightly Polished - We start with a finished round wound string then precisely flatten the tops of the windings through our unique polishing process. The result is strings with a smoother feel and reduced finger noise with the flexibility and tension of a round wound string. Great for recording!
ProArte Laser Sorted Nylon – Each ProArte treble string is sorted by a sophisticated computer-controlled laser machine which performs 200 diameter/tension measurements, insuring true sounding, precisely intonating trebles, set after set.
Classics Rectified Nylon – Each treble string is ground using our exclusive centerless grinding technique. Roundness and dimension control are unsurpassed ensuring absolutely perfect intonation.
String materials can have a dramatic impact on your tone, feel and string life. Here is a quick look at D’Addario’s diverse selection of classical basses and trebles:
80/20 Bronze - Composed of 80% copper and 20% zinc, commonly referred to as brass, preferred by some players for its brilliance and projection.
Silver-plated Copper – Warm, acoustically rich copper which is plated with ultra-smooth silver for the ideal classical guitar tone. D’Addario’s most popular classical string material.
Multifilament Nylon Core – Nylon effectively replicates the sound of silk and gut strings with better durability and consistency.
Multifilament Composite Core – D’Addario exclusive high-tech core material dramatically improves string life, tuning consistency and possesses a bold, more dynamic response.
Clear Nylon – The traditional standard for classical strings. Balance of warmth, brightness and projection with an ultra-smooth surface preferred by many professionals for its comfortable nail contact.
Black Nylon – A warmer, mellower tone than clear nylon and a popular choice for folk and some classical guitars.
Titanium – A contemporary treble material with attractive purple hue, smooth feel and brighter tone than traditional nylon. A popular choice for darker sounding instruments or when paired with our Composite or EXP basses.
Composite – Monofilament composite material delivers increased brightness and projection for 3rd/G strings. Provides more balanced volume transition between basses and trebles.
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All orders placed before 3pm on a weekday will be dispatched same day. Standard delivery is made by Royal Mail 1st class post but premium services are available. Most small items & string orders are sent in bespoke letterbox friendly boxes for maximum protection in transit.
Shipping costs are as follows:-
UK Orders under £30 = £1.50 p&p, UK Orders over £30 are postage free unless a premium courier service is selected. Next Day courier available from £7.99.
For your peace of mind we operate a 30-DAY NO QUIBBLE RETURNS. Please always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a returns number before returning. Goods must be returned in the original packaging and in original condition.