What strings does Tal Wilkenfeld use?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by asberrys, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. asberrys


    Sep 7, 2009
    I have heard she uses nickels,anyone know the guage? Thanks in advance.
  2. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    Sadowsky nickels. I don't know the guage.
  3. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    Tal uses Sadowsky Black Label Nickel 40-100.

  4. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    My thanks to you too, Mr. S.
  5. asberrys


    Sep 7, 2009
    Thanks Mr. Sadowsky and everyone. Does anyone know if these Bright nickels are pure nickel or nickel plated out of curiousity. I love her tone and I've thought it sounds too bright to be pure nickel. Thanks
  6. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
  7. rduval


    Jul 21, 2009
    What specific model does she play?
  8. FiveG


    Mar 1, 2013
    Wow, the Sadowsky Blacks are pretty high tension. Even a little stiffer than DR. Lo-Riders.
    I like a little above average tension but the Sadowsky Blacks are just way too stiff for me.
    Tal must have little fingers of steel.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Zombie thread back from the dead!

    Anyway, yeah DR Lo Riders are not particularly stiff. Stiffer than the round core DR's, but not real stiff overall.

    Tal uses light gauge strings, and I can only assume her Sadowsky is 34" scale, so it's probably pretty loose feeling.
  10. FiveG


    Mar 1, 2013
    Interesting. I tried both the Sadowsky Blues and Blacks. The Blues are just a bit too floppy for me and the Blacks are like air plane cables. But, I tried both in Medium gauge. Maybe the lighter gauge is the key. I love the sound of the Sadowsky's, but I like the little extra stiffness of the DR Lo-Riders, so I stick with the DR's for the most part. Always up for trying something new though. Always in search of the perfect strings.