Anybody else had a problem with these strung body-thru?
I just had a new custom made and wanted to try these strings so I had a set shipped to the luthier to be set up on it. When I received it the "E" was totally dead. I moved all the strings to top-slot-loaded and the "E" improved somewhat but was still quite a bit deader than the other three. I had another set here so swapped out the "E" and now that sounded quite a bit "zingier" than the other three although those three sounded the same and were nicely thumpy by themselves
. A few days later I swapped out those three and they now sound like the "E". So I guess the "E" was severely damaged and the other three just moderately.
Now, I have no idea what exactly the luthier did to them (if anything) besides stringing them through body. I was thinking he might have done something to "de-zing" them all and perhaps the three higher ones aren't damaged at all (but doubt that) but the "E" definitely sounds like a loose/busted underwrap (been there, done that). But I just don't know so thought I'd ask if anyone has been able to use them thru-body successfully?
Mostly morbid curiosity at this point - I have no intention of every trying that again and am quite happy with they way they sound now