FDP Forum / Nylon string "tension"?/ 4 messages in thread.

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shunka



Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Sep 26th, 2016 11:26 AM        

I don't play classical/nylon string very much, but I love sound for Bossa Nova stuff. I notice that nylon string sets are marked for light, medium, and high tension. <br /> What are the resaons that I would choose one of these gauges?



Te 52



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Sep 26th, 2016 11:31 AM        

Pretty much the same as selecting acoustic steel string gauges. Higher tension strings will have a stiffer feel under both the left and right hand, produce a little more volume, and be less prone to string buzz for a given attack.



shunka



Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Sep 26th, 2016 12:07 PM        

Thanks. I thought as much but wasn't sure.



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Oct 5th, 2016 09:11 AM        

Depending on your guitar's setup as well you might see some action variance but it will probably be slight. Hard tension puts you closer to steel string tension so switching from one guitar to another won't be so drastic as far as playing feel.



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