Harley Benton Coated Phosphor 012 Anti Rust

String Set for Steel-string Guitars

  • Phosphor bronze
  • Coated rustproof
  • Hexagonal core made of steel
  • Gauges: 012, 016, 024, 032, 042, 053

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String gauge 012 - 053
Material Phosphor Bronze

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29.02.2016
I carried these strings initially as an alternative set to the infinitely more expensive coated strings I have strung on my Spanish and Flamenco guitars. Spares to get me by etc. Given their price I wasn't expecting too much. I had to re string one of my guitars in emergency for a show one evening and that afternoon I put these on and were amazed. Although I normally use extra hard tension (these are normal and one disappointment is extra hard tension Isn't available) they had a good feel and very surprisingly crisp in tone. I can't conclusively say that the coating has kept the basses clean but since I change my strings once a month due to lots of playing time, tone is still bright and not that telltale thunk you get when they are worn out and they have taken a good work out.
I can't really hear the difference between the (shall stay nameless) but significantly more expensive coated sets I normally use and these who are a quarter of the price. Maybe I was lucky but in honesty I can't find anything bad to say about them. Like some of the Thomann guitars that are markedly cheaper than the big branded names but rival them in quality and playability, so are these strings so far. I will be ordering more sets but don't take my word on it. Try them for yourself. I am happy.
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Macs 66, 20.11.2017
I'm a long term user of the most expensive coated strings and had grown very used to their sound on my guitar. I am also very discerning about the sound I like, it has been many years since I've just put strings on and carried on. I listen very, very carefully to my sound. I did some research and decided at the price these string were selling at, they'd be worth a tryout.

They really are excellent strings in their own right. I am unable to detect any difference in the quality of sound from my guitar. They settled down very nicely after a couple of hours play.. A good six weeks down the line and I'm still happy with the sound and I've had no breakages. My conclusion is, that for me, they are easily as good as the other hexagonal core coated strings packaged by a different company. I will be absolutely happy to place a further bulk order.
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