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Which Guitar Strings Are Best For Me and My Instrument?


Classical

  • Harder materials i.e. carbon sound brighter
  • Softer materials i.e. nylon sound warmer
  • Higher tension has a louder attack
  • Lower tension has more sustain
  • Lower tension gives easier vibrato
  • Precious metal content i.e. pure silver gives fuller sound

Acoustic

  • Harder materials i.e. 80/20 Bronze sound brighter
  • Softer materials ie Phosphor Bronze sound warmer
  • Round cores give a more traditional mellow sound
  • Hex core strings have a more edgy modern sound
  • Lighter gauge is easier to play and has a lighter sound
  • Heavier gauge is harder to play and has a louder sound

Electric

  • Harder materials i.e. nickel wound or pro steel sound brighter
  • Softer materials i.e. pure nickel or gold sound warmer
  • Round cores give a more traditional mellow sound
  • Hex core strings have a more edgy modern sound
  • More magnetic metals i.e. cobalt & super alloy have more sustain
  • Less magnetic metals i.e. nickel or gold sound richer

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