3 Pages V  < 1 2 3  
Ever Tried 24k Gold Plated Strings?
Mertay
May 6 2021, 10:08 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 5.411
Joined: 27-May 13
From: Turkey / izmir
QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 6 2021, 12:27 AM) *
...


Cool

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Caelumamittendum
May 6 2021, 02:42 PM
Learning Rock Star
Posts: 6.348
Joined: 14-June 08
From: Odense, Denmark
Do you guys have any suggestions as to how I can compare the old strings I normally use (I have a relatively new set of NYXL on my 6 string) and then these new ones. I'm thinking about making a video. I was thinking about just doing two jams on a backing track, but I could go even more in depth.

Any suggestions? I will try to work on a video in the coming days if you have some suggestions smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


This post has been edited by Caelumamittendum: May 6 2021, 03:14 PM


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mertay
May 6 2021, 04:20 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 5.411
Joined: 27-May 13
From: Turkey / izmir
QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 6 2021, 01:42 PM) *
...


Open chords could be nice so they'd give a wide spectrum character response. If you want to make different switch position examples, playing something to the context of tone is often more entertaining to listen.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Caelumamittendum
May 7 2021, 02:46 AM
Learning Rock Star
Posts: 6.348
Joined: 14-June 08
From: Odense, Denmark
Okay, so I still wanna do this, but I've lost a bit of motivation in it - having to think "too much" about it all in regards to it just being a test of strings. I have this "but I just want to play and test them out"-kinda feeling. I'll see if that passes, and if not then I might just do a simple test with a backing track.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Todd Simpson
May 7 2021, 03:47 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 22.860
Joined: 23-December 09
From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
We would all be happy to hear it I'm sure smile.gif

QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 6 2021, 09:46 PM) *
Okay, so I still wanna do this, but I've lost a bit of motivation in it - having to think "too much" about it all in regards to it just being a test of strings. I have this "but I just want to play and test them out"-kinda feeling. I'll see if that passes, and if not then I might just do a simple test with a backing track.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Caelumamittendum
May 14 2021, 01:37 PM
Learning Rock Star
Posts: 6.348
Joined: 14-June 08
From: Odense, Denmark
So I went ahead and just put them on without making a comparison video, as I'm not really in the right frame of mind to be making something complicated at the moment. I just want to play a bit.

That said... I am kinda disappointed. I kept reading they would sound bright and some said better than normal strings, but I still prefer the NYXL. The gold Optima strings don't sound brighter to me at all, if anything they sound muffled in a weird way. The feel is not TOO different from normal strings, but I'd actually be inclined to say even feel wise they are not for me. I'll keep them on for a bit and see if I like them better in a week or two.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mertay
May 14 2021, 02:53 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 5.411
Joined: 27-May 13
From: Turkey / izmir
QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 14 2021, 12:37 PM) *
...


Maybe your pickup height may not be ideal for them, take measurement's of the PU's current height then try rising/lowering them.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
klasaine
May 14 2021, 07:21 PM
GMC:er
Posts: 4.104
Joined: 30-December 12
From: Los Angeles, CA
I'll just say it ...
Gold plated strings, gold plated cables = snake oil.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


This post has been edited by klasaine: May 14 2021, 07:21 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Caelumamittendum
May 14 2021, 07:25 PM
Learning Rock Star
Posts: 6.348
Joined: 14-June 08
From: Odense, Denmark
QUOTE (klasaine @ May 14 2021, 08:21 PM) *
I'll just say it ...
Gold plated strings, gold plated cables = snake oil.


Sure! I was never saying it wasn't, just that I was curious to try them. They do sound different to my normal strings, but to me it's not in a good way smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
AK Rich
May 14 2021, 07:30 PM
Learning Guitar Hero
Posts: 3.282
Joined: 10-September 11
From: Big Lake, Alaska
QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 14 2021, 03:37 AM) *
So I went ahead and just put them on without making a comparison video, as I'm not really in the right frame of mind to be making something complicated at the moment. I just want to play a bit.

That said... I am kinda disappointed. I kept reading they would sound bright and some said better than normal strings, but I still prefer the NYXL. The gold Optima strings don't sound brighter to me at all, if anything they sound muffled in a weird way. The feel is not TOO different from normal strings, but I'd actually be inclined to say even feel wise they are not for me. I'll keep them on for a bit and see if I like them better in a week or two.

Sounds like you are getting about the same impression as the guy in the video you posted did, if not a worse impression.

QUOTE (klasaine @ May 14 2021, 09:21 AM) *
I'll just say it ...
Gold plated strings, gold plated cables = snake oil.

+ 💯

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil66
May 14 2021, 09:54 PM
Learning Apprentice Player
Posts: 8.820
Joined: 5-July 14
From: The Black Country, England
QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Apr 25 2021, 11:09 PM) *
I don't understand this at all. The laws of physics are the harder metal always damages the softer, 24 k Gold is like lead that's why jewelry is 14-16 k to give it strength. I don't see how rubbing 24k gold on my stainless steel frets would last


Unless the gold has something else in it. Hear me out. We (www.omegapistons.com) make pistons out of an aluminium alloy called 2618A (RR58), it is less then 0.08% silicon so not hard wearing but it is very strong and doesn't crack, very good for race engines. The gudgeon pin (wrist pin) is made of case hardened EN36 or EN39 steel.

Sometimes a customer will call saying that "the impossible has happened" and they continue to explain that their pistons have worn out their pins which is "impossible because aluminium is softer than steel". The first thing we say is "check the pin bores" (the holes that the gudgeon pins run in) "you will find that they are a matt grey colour", they always say "that's right, how did you know that?". We then explain that before the engine was built or in the workshop it was built in, there was either a grinding machine or some of the engine components had been bead blasted (a process where tiny glass beads are blasted at the component in a mixture of air and water) and not washed out properly. What happens then is that the grinding dust (abrasive) or the blasting media (abrasive) gets mixed into the oil, over time the abrasive media gets embedded into the aluminium (soft material) and that surface has extremely hard and abrasive elements in it which wear away the steel pin.

I'm wondering if the gold that plates the strings has a similar kind of additive to make it wear resistant. Obviously they need to balance the ratio so that it doesn't wear the frets out.

Just a thought and I may be way off the mark.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------


SEE MY GMC CERTIFICATE



Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in instalments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success.

Israelmore Ayivor
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Todd Simpson
May 16 2021, 01:58 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 22.860
Joined: 23-December 09
From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
I'm just glad to hear what you thought. I've always been curious about them. I think I'll stick to looking for old yngwie bullet sets smile.gif


QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 14 2021, 02:25 PM) *
Sure! I was never saying it wasn't, just that I was curious to try them. They do sound different to my normal strings, but to me it's not in a good way smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Caelumamittendum
May 16 2021, 02:58 AM
Learning Rock Star
Posts: 6.348
Joined: 14-June 08
From: Odense, Denmark
QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ May 16 2021, 02:58 AM) *
I'm just glad to hear what you thought. I've always been curious about them. I think I'll stick to looking for old yngwie bullet sets smile.gif


Have you tried the NYXL? They come in 08 to 38 too, and I quite like them. I think a lot of people do. They're probably a bit more expensive than the Yngwie set though.

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Phil66
May 16 2021, 09:40 PM
Learning Apprentice Player
Posts: 8.820
Joined: 5-July 14
From: The Black Country, England
QUOTE (klasaine @ May 14 2021, 07:21 PM) *
I'll just say it ...
Gold plated strings, gold plated cables = snake oil.


They use gold plated connectors in audiophile setups because they claim gold is an excellent conductor so you get a purer signal through your system.

Any chance of some sound comparisons Ben?

Cheers

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------


SEE MY GMC CERTIFICATE



Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in instalments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day's success.

Israelmore Ayivor
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mertay
May 17 2021, 12:02 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 5.411
Joined: 27-May 13
From: Turkey / izmir
QUOTE (Phil66 @ May 16 2021, 08:40 PM) *
...


Gimmic is that the cable as a whole must be high-spec. or it doesn't matter much. Also HQ cables can sound harsh as well cause the high-freq.s are distributed strongly. I have some experience with Vovox cables which are very expensive but even in your hand you could feel a difference compared to the typical stuff we daily use; https://vovox.com/collections/instrumentenk...ct-a-instrument

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Caelumamittendum
May 17 2021, 01:46 AM
Learning Rock Star
Posts: 6.348
Joined: 14-June 08
From: Odense, Denmark
QUOTE (Phil66 @ May 16 2021, 10:40 PM) *
They use gold plated connectors in audiophile setups because they claim gold is an excellent conductor so you get a purer signal through your system.

Any chance of some sound comparisons Ben?

Cheers


I'll try and do a comparison at some point, but I've not been feeling much like putting a whole thing together, and I didn't record anything for a comparison with the NYXL before I changed to the Optima Strings. I do have a set of NYXL lying around, so maybe I will do it when I change back at some point. For the moment I just kinda want to find my way back to feeling like playing guitar smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Todd Simpson
May 17 2021, 02:43 AM
GMC:er
Posts: 22.860
Joined: 23-December 09
From: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
That's the most important thing imho. : )



QUOTE (Caelumamittendum @ May 16 2021, 08:46 PM) *
I'll try and do a comparison at some point, but I've not been feeling much like putting a whole thing together, and I didn't record anything for a comparison with the NYXL before I changed to the Optima Strings. I do have a set of NYXL lying around, so maybe I will do it when I change back at some point. For the moment I just kinda want to find my way back to feeling like playing guitar smile.gif

You are at GuitarMasterClass.net


Don't miss today's free lick. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!

Don't miss today's free blues, jazz & country licks. Plus all our lessons are packed with free content!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

3 Pages V  < 1 2 3
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 




RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 19th June 2021 - 01:26 PM