Catire wrote:I don't agree that high tension strings must mean more volume. I have a guitar (full size) that just loves Aquila"s Romantic set of strings, which are about the lowest tension strings I could find. The volume has increased since I put them on. Others I have sound best with medium tension.
jorpheus wrote:P.S. I also read (Manuel Rodriguez, The Art and Craft of Making Classical Guitars, pp 107-108) that longer scale length means even higher tension (with the same strings!).
Problem: I have a guitar with 664 mm scale length. Low action, very nice instrument. The neck is super straight, no problem. The frets look phantastic, no signs of use.
With extra high tension strings (EJ44) there is some buzzing on the three metal strings, especially the D string, but only when I am pressing them on the first few frets.
With lower tension strings (EJ45) this disappears.
Generally I thought buzzing would ***always*** be less with higher tension strings; so it seems that I am not strong enough to press them correctly (I play a lot and have other guitars, it is probably not just a question of technique ).
If I press as hard as I can or add some tremolo the buzzing disappears indeed.
Any comments ? Anybody knows a similar effect ?
I would actually love to use the high tension strings. The sound IS louder. It is actually a Taurus guitar, and I heard that the strings on Ramirez guitars are often VERY strong.
P.S. I also read (Manuel Rodriguez, The Art and Craft of Making Classical Guitars, pp 107-108) that longer scale length means even higher tension (with the same strings!).
GEO wrote:Just to inject some further fog into this discussion--there are not strict standards as to what tension qualifies as "normal" or "high" tension. Savarez strings that are labeled "normal" tension are actually in the same tension range as D'Addarios that are labeled "high".
The best way to know what you're getting is not to rely on the mfr's labeling but to look at the actual poundages as listed on the string package or the mfr's web site.
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