I use La Bella gold with the wound 3rd, gold plated and polished so you don’t get the buzz when sliding, Daddario is popular but I find them a bit harsh.
The 3rd can be a bit flat and LaBella have overcome this, About $20 or $100 for the concert set.
The two nylon trebles are yellow.
Mine are the LaBella Gold 900, bought a heap of them a few years ago but don’t recall where from, will have a sniff around.
Found these on the LaBella website, seems the numbers have changed a bit, I used to buy the 3rd by itself then it came in the set and now it looks like it is separate again.
I believe the black and gold sound the same but I have always found the black to be distracting, don’t know why.
I remember reading a book called ‘A Life on the Road’ by Julian Bream and it was he who talked about the 3rd being ‘tubby’, I had the same problem and thought it was just me and I went looking for the wound third that he described but no name.
That was back in about 1982, I found them after some searching and found that not only did they sound better but the gold plated strings lasted longer, I could get a month out of golds but only a week if I was lucky out of nickels as they just corroded through and broke, I was doing my AMEB exams at the time and was playing 8-12 hours a day.
Another one I found was Savarez, my Maton came with them but I never liked them and found the tension too high and hard on the fingers but I know they are popular too.
Got a call from my guitar bloke today, LaBella don’t have any wounf G sets in Aus and if they order they wont be here until about March, shit…
I am on my last set so may start looking elsewhere, he suggested stringsonline a US website, I haven’t looked but maybe worthwhile, in the meantime do you remember how to tie strings onto the bridge…
I push the loose ends under the loops in the adjoining terminations as loose strings will buzz on the soundboard which is bloody annoying.
I can’t find them in stock anywhere.
Even the individual wound G aren’t in stock.
One forum I read a bloke who used the get the 900W set has gone back to the 900 set as they are easier to get.
These are lighter but the freight is a killer.
I got this from another forum from a classical player.
I’ve been using D’Addario EJ 45 in normal tension for a decade or so.
Been pretty good - the high tension version can be tricky on some guitars - bridge starts lifting etc - can be louder and some people like the stiffness
As somebody else said, the Augustines are good too.