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TwilightOdyssey

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« on: September 02, 2005, 06:53:05 PM »
Has anyone used 'em? I've heard rumours that they are better than the DR Pure Blues I currently use.

They are finally available in the US and I was thinking about getting some.

http://www.coccostrings.com/index.swf

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005, 07:38:54 PM »
Never heard of them,worth a try i guess.
Never tried the DR blues either always stuck with boomers.
What are the DR's like?
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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2005, 07:41:45 PM »
DRs are by far the best I've ever used, especially the Pure Blues, which are pure nickel around a nickel core.

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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005, 08:36:39 PM »
New one on me too, likewise I've been a Boomer player for almost 20 years...they always do it for me! 8)
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2005, 08:40:05 PM »
Sometimes I wonder if I'm ahead of the curve, or just out there on the lunatic fringe! Most of the stuff I like seems to be unheard of!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2005, 09:04:42 PM »
Quote from: TwilightOdyssey
Sometimes I wonder if I'm ahead of the curve, or just out there on the lunatic fringe! Most of the stuff I like seems to be unheard of!!


Thats good, we can rely on you to keep us up to date then!Joke.
I run a musical instrument shop and im supposed to be keeping my finger on the pulse and being aware of new stuff,but its so hard there are new names and makes popping up every second.
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2005, 09:08:58 PM »
knowing you


+1 for lunatic gear head ;)

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2005, 10:58:46 PM »
Our lead guitarist swears by DR's. Can't say I'm convinced yet, my D'addarios stay in tune better.

If those Cocco strings stay in tune for three weeks, I'll give 'em a go.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2005, 11:06:16 PM »
Three weeks????


I've never had a guitar last more than a day in perfect pitch, it always needs tiny ajustments the next day when I pick it up...  I spend ages stretching in my strings too.  Maybe it's just the way I play but I seriously doubt any set of strings will stay in tune for three weeks.  Even a double locking trem will need a little fine tuning every now and then.. certainly before three weeks.

I just went on holiday for a week, came to pick up a guitar and it was nearly in pitch, but needed tweaking.

Maybe I'm just anal about my guitar being in tune, maybe I play more heavy handed than you, but 3 weeks sounds a little impossible for a daily player axe.

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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2005, 11:21:26 PM »
Do you do a lot of extreme bends?

No, really. I strum really hard on my strings, use vibrato, etc. I only have to tune in case of temperature changes. Have you tried lubing your nut with graphite (from a pencil)?

The Reverend (D'addario's) is still in perfect pitch since three weeks. I had to retune it because some  :censored:  tuned it to his own specs (wich is out of tune), I've tuned the BC Rich last week ( Darco's), stayed in perfect tune for three weeks. Only the Yamaha is a bit dodgy sometimes.

I check the tuning every time before I play, btw.
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2005, 01:30:33 PM »
Are you using a tuner or your ear?

If I'm just using my ear then it's practically not noticable, but with a tuner a tiny bit sharp/flat on a string or two (read by one/two notch(es) on the tuner).. perfect = dead centre as I see it, and I'm still doubting any guitar played a couple of hours a day for 3 weeks could keep in tune dead centre.

Yeah, I do bend a lot, behind the nut also.  My guitars aren't noticably out of pitch at all by any means, I can miss tuning a guitar for a quite few days if I'm being lazy and it won't be noticable, just not perfect by a tuner.

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« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2005, 02:31:46 PM »
I use a tuner. I play nearly every day. It's hard to guess how many hours it comes down to. I don't always use the same guitar. When it comes to tuning stability the Reverend is amazing. Dual action truss rod, rolling bridge, graphite nuts and locking tuners. These really help the instrument to stay in tune. It was supplied with SIT strings that don't really live up to their name, so I switched back to D'addario's. Not all sets are equal though. Sometimes there's a set that breaks very easilly or is constantly out of tune and sometimes you'll get a set that lasts for six months. When the Reverend is out of tune slightly, it's mostly just a wiggle on the whammybar and it's fine again.

It can vary per person. Angus goes through a dozen SG's during a show while Malcolm just uses that single Gretsch and a huge pile of picks.

(Sorry if I'm hi-jacking this thread TO.)
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« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2005, 03:21:26 PM »
I really hated the DR Tite Fits I bought a while back. They went out of tune easy and snapped too quick. D'addarios seem to be the best so far, but still break quite often. But, the coloured ball ends look nice when you look at the back end of the tailpiece  :roll:

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2005, 05:59:44 PM »
Richard Cocco was part of the La bella family as far as i remember
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« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2005, 07:50:57 PM »
Never heard of them....

Been on boomers for 5 years now. Thought Id give DR tite fits a try today.

Dissapointed  :(

Boomers remain the king  8)