Hello there, welcome back to another guitar string review for you! This time we will be looking at one of the most affordable yet solid electric guitar strings, Pyramid electric strings 11-48. In this Pyramid electric strings review, I will briefly introduce you to this wonderful company and also provide you with a short but sweet demo!
My regular visitors are already aware that I have been testing Pyramid strings exclusively in recent months. I believe I have had almost all Pyramid string gauges for my electrics and have been using them for a while.
Even though my all-time favourite guitar string brand is Elixir guitar strings, I still try different brands and sets and always publish my opinions under my guitar string reviews category.
I first started using Pyramid strings around two years ago exclusively for my Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid PT-7 7-string electric guitar and to be honest, really love them! Especially if you consider what you pay and what you get in return, it’s the best!
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Pyramid Strings is a long-established small German company manufacturing German-made strings for almost any stringed instruments such as electric & acoustic guitars, basses, nylon strings, ukulele and banjo strings, violin, oud, bouzouki, saz, lute strings…etc They have been making strings since 1850, respect!
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After I tried the 7-string version on my Schecter, I really liked them and already bought many including 7-strings, 9-42, 10-46 and 11-48 stock up enough for a year or so! 🙂
I’m not really into drop tunings normally. But there are some bands and songs I always want to play and post cover videos here and there. Since I would normally use Elixir 11-49s for this, I also wanted to buy a Pyramid 11-48 set so I could try and maybe post some comparison videos later on.
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Recently, I got myself possibly my favourite guitar (bought for the second time!), Ibanez AR300 Korea electric guitar that I used to have and normally play these drop tuning songs on. So I wanted to give it a try and already restrung my Ibanez with Pyramid 11-48 for Drop C songs I want to play! 🙂
What I love about Pyramid strings is that they have been 100% consistent with quality, feel and sound every time! Kudos to their excellent quality assurance!
Pyramid 11-48 set features 11-14-18-28-38-48 strings. I’m sure most people would claim that these gauges are not suitable for standard D and Drop C tunings. However, I find these just right. Maybe the bottom string could be 49, but I don’t feel much of a difference in terms of tension and overall feel.
As with many other Pyramid electric strings, Pyramid 11-48 is also one of the top seller electric guitar strings despite its unique gauge combination. In the 11 gauge electric guitar strings category, Pyramid 11-48 has the 20th place among huge guitar string brands!
As I always mention, Pyramid strings are pretty standard and they may get corroded easily. Actually, they are the first uncoated strings that don’t annoy me when corroded quickly as the price is unbeatable for the quality and lifespan.
If you want to have the spark of a new set of strings because you play/record frequently during a week, I would suggest you change them at least once a week or two weeks at max.
Pyramid Strings 11-48 Review & Sound Demo (no talking)
In order to show you what Pyramid electric strings 011-048 sounds like with standard D and Drop C tunings, I have made a quick video. I used my lovely Ibanez AR300 along with an ENGL E570 all-tube preamp, and ENGL Cabloader going directly into my RME Babyface PRO audio interface.
How did you like the sounds of Pyramid 11-48 strings? I believe they produce a solid guitar sound without even busting the bank.
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I recommend Pyramid electric strings 011-048 to anyone who is looking for excellent-sounding yet very affordable strings while all made in Germany. In my opinion, Pyramid strings are one of the most underestimated and overlooked string brands in the world. They are seriously excellent in quality and possibly provide the best value out of all guitar strings brands.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief article and review on Pyramid 11-48. Thanks for visiting my blog and supporting me so far! I will hopefully see you in the next review here!
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