Thanks, I guess I never thought of that.Laudiesdad69 wrote: ↑Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:32 pmI would call Strings by Mail and ask them. I talked to Matt at SBM late last year and he told me that they are going to test all of their classical strings in 2018. Maybe he has data already, maybe not, but if not maybe he can get it soon.
I waited so long to try that particular set because I didn’t have the data. I got sick of waiting and tried the Recital set. They are wonderful strings. They sound very similar to the Ramirez medium tension sets that I was using with the carbon G, but feel softer...more pliable. They are my new favorite. And the nylon G of the RL50 set sounds pretty good.
rpavich wrote: ↑Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:51 pmFor those interested. Matt at SBM replied with this.
Here you go.
DIAM.(MM) KGS. DIAM.(IN.) LBS.
0,71 7,873 0,028 17,321
0,81 5,548 0,032 12,206
1,02 5,292 0,040 11,643
0,78 10,805 0,031 23,771
0,85 8,477 0,033 18,650
1,08 7,668 0,043 16,869
For a total of 100.46 lbs
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Matt mentioned last year that they were going to use 650mm.joachim33 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:14 pmThe values for the bass strings make Hannabach Super High Tension (SHT) look like the soft option. I am currently using a set of Hannabach Low Tension ans am wondering whether I should stay lower.
This is very high for something sold as medium.
What is SBMs reference scale? Did they tell?
Well that would explain it, because they certainly don’t feel like high tension. Although 90 lbs I would still classify as hard. I just put some Martin M120 high tension that feel about like Savarez 520R and the RC Recital sets. But there is no tension data available for that set. I will check out the string calculator at D’Addario’s website.
Are you saying that the diameters and the tension numbers dont jibe?
According to D'addario's tension calculator the tensions are 16.24, 11.91, 11.72, 15.15, 18.65, 16.97 e1-e6 650mmrpavich wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:28 amAre you saying that the diameters and the tension numbers dont jibe?
It is my understanding that the relation between diameter and tension doesn't hold for nylon strings. The density of different kinds of "Nylon" can vary quite a bit. For the basses it matters how thick is the core and how thick is the wrap wire. The relation between diameter and tension is much closer for metal strings as used on acoustic and electric guitars.rpavich wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:28 amAre you saying that the diameters and the tension numbers dont jibe?
I will call strings by mail on Monday. I am sure that this has to be a mistake.