Orphee strings

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  1. bugo

    bugo New Member

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    I found what looks like a good deal on some "Orphee" brand strings. I had never heard of them. Has anybody used them, and what are their pluses and minuses? Do they stay in tune and not break?
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    never heard of this brand :hmm:
     
  3. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    They're sold on Amazon...beyond that, no idea.

    Strings are one of the few things I get slightly corksniffy about. I'm experimenting with different brands of strings on Killer Frost, but only because she uses standard nines. Even then, I stick to the "known" brands. I've done D'Addario and Rotosound, and have S.I.T. and Ernie Ball Cobalts waiting in the wings.
    The Lady is setup for and seems very happy with D'Addario Balanced Tension tens, so that's what she gets.

    But Chinese(?) strings? It'd take a LOT of convincing, and even then I'd need a free set or five.
     
  4. John

    John Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of them....
     
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    I did a google search and found there company website.

    http://www.orphees.com/syjt_en/about_us.php?class=about

    This link will take you to there about us page. Basically the're a Chinese owned company that buys there raw materials from South Korea, Japan and Italy. There corporate headquarter is located in Huiyang, Huizhou city, China.
    They claim to use German made machinery and they are partnered with an unnamed foreign company.

    As too if there a good string, maybe, for all I know, they could be the strings that come stock on an Epiphone.
     
  6. Supersonic

    Supersonic Well-Known Member

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    I'll stick with Ernie Ball. I mean they're only $5, even I can afford that.
     
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  7. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Yup.
     
  8. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    I was an EB user until I started having the unraveling problem with EB .009". Now I use Daddario NYXLs or Dunlop/Rev Willy's. I may order some of the Orphee classical strings.
     
  9. Michael

    Michael Member

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    NYXL is the way to go, been using them on all of my guitars , 10-52s
     
  10. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    They've always seemed too rich for my blood. Three times the cost, but do they last three times as long? I won't ask if they sound three times as good because I'm no Steve Vai myself.
     
  11. Michael

    Michael Member

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    They last longer for sure but maybe not 3 times longer and they are more ''consistently'' sounding. I loved ernie balls but i didn't like how they died so fast, the strings still looked good but to me they sounded dead. The NYXL keep their clear and shimy sound realy longer to my ears, I usualy change them because of the acidity of my hands, they get black at the bridge.... They stay in tune better and when you put them on the guitar you just have to stretch them a few times and they're good to go.

    An ernie ball pack here is 8$ Nyxl cost me 14$
     
  12. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    They are a little more expensive than the EBs, to be sure, but they do stay fresh for much longer.
    Kind of like the difference between The Olive Garden and La Locanda.
     
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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    I've had no issues with the regular D'Addario XL line, they typically run me in the $5-6 ballpark and the NYXL's have been in the $15-18 range.
     
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    Michael Member

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    and it's perfectly fine, regular d'addario strings are as good as they were before, I think it just comes down to prefference, like picks.
     

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