Many, many times people use a set of strings that are entirely imbalanced, and they just don't sound that good. Most people would say a .010 to .013 is the correct jump. Also, the .015 is much better for the G than a .017. A .015 squares out at .225 and .017 is 289. So you're going to get 28 percent more output just with a two-pound different in string size. ( Interview with Roger Mayer )
The Black Diamond Strings we make are of the highest quality and are unlike any other brand on the market. Our strings are unequaled in both tone and strength. Just like people, the integrity of a quality string is found on the inside -- at the core!
Black Diamond Fact - Our Harly Black Coated strings eliminate the chance premature rust and corrosion. Plus they look really cool ! So if you are in a high humidity area, and your other brand ain't cutting it, please give our Harly Black Coated sets a try.
The core is the pulse of our string. It’s the heartbeat. We pull our high-carbon steel core to the optimum playing tension producing a string that opens up smoother and holds its tone longer. One of the most reliable string brands available.
MY DAD HAD BLACK DIAMONDS IN HIS CASE
Black Diamond Strings has a rich heritage. Black Diamond has been making instruments sound their very best since 1890. Just ask your older brother, your uncle, your father, or even your grandparents. Chances are, they played Black Diamond and can tell you some great stories. It’s a fact... if there’s music in the roots of your family tree, there’s a Black Diamond story resting in the branches.
A lot has changed in string manufacturing since then. Today, we have sophisticated winders, stronger materials, and greater technology to utilize. But yes, Black Diamond Strings is the same brand that played a big part in the lives of prior generations.
THE SECRETS OF JIMI HENDRIX'S STRINGS
BEFORE THERE WERE ADS, BEFORE THERE WERE ENDORSERS, BEFORE PLAYING GUITAR BECAME A FASHION, A YOUNG MAN NAMED JIMI PLAYED BLACK DIAMOND STRINGS
NAMM Honors Black Diamond For 125 Years!
What Guitarists say about Black Diamond Strings
"The first impression is that a black string is "out of the ordinary" and thus should stay away from it. These strings look totally different from anything you have ever seen before. I had these strings for a while before I mustered the guts to try them on. Was I blown away after I did put them on! They completely changed the tone of my guitar which was good to begin with but is outstanding now. Life is also excellent as I have had them on for about three months now and they are still ringing. Everyone that sees my guitar with these incredibly ugly black strings wants to have a closer look. Then they strum it and then they want a set."Riggsvilleguitarguy Mountain View, AR. More testimonials here
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