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mixxa82
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« on: March 08, 2010, 08:26:11 PM »

Hi folks!

If using the same gauges I have noticed that John Pearse strings have very low tension compared to for example D'addarios. I'm looking for strings that would have more tension than Pearses but less than D'addarios. Has anyone experienced that types of strings? I wouldn't like to try set by set if you had some good choices. I use 0.12-0.53 (0.54) and PB and also prefer non-coated strings.

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 08:57:28 PM »

Mika your at the spot you want be be.The next lowest is ernie ball and Dean Markley are the same as the D'addarios.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 12:21:52 AM »

It may be the feel of the string, not just the tension.  For instance I've been using Martin FX strings for a while now... these supposedly have a thinner core wire than typical strings of the same gauge (offset with thicker wrap wire, I expect), and they do feel more flexible than usual Light's.  According to Martin the tension is the same as their other light's, but they do feel easier to bend

Might be that the Pearse strings have a different core, which feels like lighter tension whether or not it really is

Unfortunately I can't suggest anything to switch to based on tension alone
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