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520R Red Card High Tension - Rectified nylon trebles/silverplate wound basses
The Savarez Traditional trebles are made of rectified nylon which is characterized by a distinctive unpolished finish.
This grittiness contributes to a lessening of the high overtones and the sound quality of the red card trebles has been described as milky, solid and warm.
The basses are more conventional than the trebles, on the warm and soft side compared to the other Savarez bass lines, Alliance and Corum.
The tone is strong, though, and is probably their biggest asset.
The treble strings are unusually controllable with regard to vibrato and stability.
As with the basses, the tone is rich and distinctive and is one of their best qualities.
Their intonation is better than average; the characteristics of the tone making their pitch particularly clear and true