Light Tension vs Medium Tension Strings Compared and Contrasted with 80/20 Meds

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    • #3629
      Acoustic Soul
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      Ok, I spent several hours compiling these videos after changing strings and waiting and then editing it all together and this is what I have to show for myself…. a video comparing the light tension and medium tension strings in what I hope you think is an effective, helpful, and objective manner

      Light Tension vs Medium Tension

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      What do you guys think about it?  Want to chime in specifically on this guitar’s voice and the strings?  Would love some help!

    • #3641
      zorro
      Participant

      A.C.,

      Thanks for that…..I’m sure that was a lot of work to put together….and it was well done.

      I use the Lite tension on the F, Om , H-13 O.T. and Mediums on the 34 Zorro.

      This is the recommendation of SCGC.

      I tried the meds. on the F for awhile but found that they were a bit “blunt” sounding…….changed back to lites.

      Again thanks.


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #3647
      Acoustic Soul
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      Hey Zorro, glad you got something from it and enjoyed it!

      Yeah the OM Grand is kind of in a funny place, I spec’d mine to be good for mediums, but I can’t quite say it likes them as much as lights even though it’s in between smaller and larger body sizes.   Blunt is a good word, mine sounds that way too with them despite the help to performance boost wouldn’t you say?

      What’s interesting though is the 80/20 strings don’t sound as blunt to me, but they do still a little.  I’m going to try 80/20 on the 5th and 6th string and monel on the 3rd and 4th to see if that gives me just a little bit more clear overtones that my guitar needs for balance

    • #3653
      zorro
      Participant

      Mate

      Your ears and audio perception are WAY beyond me……..If  a guitar/string combo gives me audio pleasure….I accept it and “Play On”…..but then I’m old enough to accept the world “as it is”.


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #3662
      Acoustic Soul
      Participant

      Ah yes, I grew up in the age of the curse ‘explain everything’ – as music rips through my soul I feel the need to deconstruct it so I can rebuild it in a way that has a bigger statement for my perspective of the world with the pieces I like…. Luckily for about the first 17-20 years of my life I was lucky enough to grow up around a lot of 60s and 70s songs and listened to them for sheer pleasure and in total ignorance before I decided to pursue music.  I credit that time as being very formative though for music dissection, it was a lot of music listening with no judgment

      Thank you for chiming in, please feel free to share any opinions that come to you in the future 😀

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