Orphee strings?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by bugo, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. bugo

    bugo Squier-Meister

    Jul 14, 2011
    I found what looks like a good deal on some "Orphee" brand strings. I had never heard of them. Has anybody used them, and what are their pluses and minuses? Do they stay in tune and not break?
  2. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Nut

    Jan 19, 2018
    GA USA
    I bought 30 packages last year to have around for testing purposes for my cigar box guitar builds. I didn't want to use expensive strings, like my favorite NYXL's, for this. So, since I could get 10 packs of Orphee's from Chinese eBay sellers at the same price as one pack of NYXL's, I bought them. I strung a couple of my guitars with them as well, also as a test.

    In general, they're OK, comparable to the budget brands you'll find in stores. They stay in tune well, even when on cigar box guitars stored in a cold or hot garage. Out of about a dozen packages so far, I ran across one 'dead' sounding string. They do have a brighter tone than I usually like in a string but that's probably more of a personal preference.
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  3. SkeeterSkooter

    SkeeterSkooter Squier-Meister

    Jan 9, 2018
    Chicago, IL
    I too bought a 12 pack off eBay when I first got my guitar. I went through 5 or 6 high e strings just tuning to pitch. The ball end kept unraveling.

    When I finally found a high be thT would hold tune they were fine.
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