#1
I'm looking for long lasting, low tension and smooth feeling strings. I'm tired of regular strings that die on me after just one day.
Any suggestions? I only tried elixir nanowebs and they were really high tension. So no elixirs please. Also no ernie ball, they only coat the wound strings. I want the whole set to last more, not only the low strings.
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#2
low tension strings? what does that even mean? tension is dependant on scale length and string gauge. Maybe try thinner elixirs??
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#3
Quote by jpatan
low tension strings? what does that even mean? tension is dependant on scale length and string gauge. Maybe try thinner elixirs??

You're wrong. I'll give you an example of how elixirs are higher tension than others.
I was using Fender strings(9-42) on my DK2 Jackson(with FR). After putting Elixir nanowebs(same gauge) on the guitar, The tremolo, from being parallel to the guitar body with the old strings, moved up considerably with the new strings. Figure out what that means?
Also, some brands like Dunlop advertise "low tension" on their strings. And they are correct.
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#4
Low tension and a smooth feel ain't gonna happen with coated strings. I've played most of them and they all have that stiff feel. The Elixirs are actually the best of the bunch.
#5
+1 to Jpatan, it's dependent on your gauge and scale length. All of your strings probably didn't match up, you may have gotten a set with thicker bottom strings. Elixirs really are (in my opinion, I'm endorsed) the best.
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#6
Quote by Artemis Entreri
+1 to Jpatan, it's dependent on your gauge and scale length. All of your strings probably didn't match up, you may have gotten a set with thicker bottom strings. Elixirs really are (in my opinion, I'm endorsed) the best.

Yeah! I'm an idiot! I mixed up the strings...right. Please research a bit before talking nonsense.
Tension is also given by the wrap/core ratio and by the material of the string. Some strings require less tension than others to reach a desired pitch. it's basic physics.
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Yeah! I'm an idiot! I mixed up the strings...right. Please research a bit before talking nonsense.
Tension is also given by the wrap/core ratio and by the material of the string. Some strings require less tension than others to reach a desired pitch. it's basic physics.



Hm, you're a prick. Go back to physics class and figure it out yourself. Those differences are SO insignificant in comparison to the gauge and scale, but, you would know. I just play them.
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#9
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Hm, you're a prick. Go back to physics class and figure it out yourself.

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#10
Tension is also dependant upon materials used. If you look on the intenet, you can get tension guides for different gauges and materials.
#11
You really should stop being rude to people who are trying to help you. In this case you happen to be right, but there are far better ways to point that out to them.
#12
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You really should stop being rude to people who are trying to help you. In this case you happen to be right, but there are far better ways to point that out to them.

Hahahaha that guy calls me prick and I'm the one who's rude. I'll come back later when things start settling down to earth.
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