Pyramid Nylon

1385

Nylon String Set for Classical Guitar

  • Medium tension
  • Clean and easy response with a great, balanced sound
String Tension Medium Tension
Wound G String No
available since November 1999
Item number 130606
£3.33
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Cheap, decent strings but not the best sound and VERY low tension.
TCSMD 17.10.2021
I decided to test these strings because of the low price and also because I've been happy with other Pyramid products in the past. I didn't expect much at this price but I wanted to give them a fair chance.

The first problem was the length of the A and D-strings. They weren't too short but it was VERY close. You really need to make sure you don't waste too much string at the bridge. You could easily run out of string length at the tuning pegs. Seriously, how much can it cost to make the A and D-strings just 2-3 cm longer? I tested two sets and both were the same: The A and D-strings were just barely long enough.

The tuning stability was fine once the strings had settled. The sound was ok but with a noticeable lack of clarity compared to the strings I normally use (which to be fair cost 4 times as much). I would consider these strings more than adequate for practise but I wouldn't use them for recordings or concerts.

The main problem for me was the tension though. These strings have much too low tension for my taste. I guess I was fooled by the fact that Pyramid call them "medium" tension. I guess I should have checked the actual tension figures. These strings are more like ultra low tension from most other brands (except possibly D'Addario who also like to call their low tension strings "normal" and "hard"...).

If you like low tension strings and want something cheap for practise you will probably be very happy with these strings.

If you want the best possible sound or like strings that most manufacturers would refer to as "medium" tension... keep searching, these strings are not for you.
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Good value
Kornflakes 05.02.2015
As every classical guitarist well knows, there is a bit of a holy grail search for the ultimate set of strings. I feel i've tried more than my fair share of strings from natural gut strings to sterling silver basses. I came across these on Thomann and figured I would try a set.....lets face it they are cheap so I didn't expect much.

What I found was a nicely balanced set of strings that hold their tuning and intonation across the range. I put a set on my guitar beginning of January and reckon I won't change them until beginning of March. So i reckon you can easily get a good optimum sound and playability out of these. You could leave them on much longer if you so wished but most classical guitarists change their strings about every 2-3 months, professional classical guitarists change even more frequently!

Top tip, bulk buy these strings, get a pool of guitarists and you'll make a massive saving. Don't be fooled by more expensive strings, sometimes less truly is more ;-)
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Johnny10 16.08.2021
Nice strings. handles tune well, Nicely priced.
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Quite Nice!
Edgar Blackdagger 31.08.2019
I've tested a great amount of string brands and types and for me the best and trustworthy are the D'Addario Pro Arte, but they cost a lot and I have 4 guitars and can't really afford pricey strings for all of them,
well, these Pyramids are great for my cheaper guitars, great quality, very nicely wound basses and generally the tone is beyond just decent.
Very cool, impressed!
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