#1
Hi, so i basically understand that steel strings will break a weak classical guitar made up for nylon strings, but i also know its all about fitting the strings tension to the guitar's one.

I'm kinda sure there is a metal-string alternative for the nylon tension, like some kind of extra-light bronze, or something, that won't ruin the guitar and make it fall over me while i sleep under it, didn't find much data for that, so i came up here, does anybody know something useful for the case?
I really want to put the metal ones, as i extremely rage with the nylon baby-soft sound
Thanks in advance!
#2
What you need is a new guitar. Assuming it's a classical guitar if it has nylon strings. Those don't generally have truss rods. Steel strings are gonna bow that neck upwards a lot. I think steel strings would rip and dent the plastic tuning pegs too.
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#3
Buy a guitar designed for steel strings. Even light steel strings will distort the guitar, either the neck of the soundboard. Just don't do it, it will end in tears.
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#4
Sorry guys, you may have misunderstood me, i'm not just another noobie that wanna get to the masses by rockin the classic ;d
I already have 3 guitars and i guess i don't have enough place for the 4th in my room, as well as the question was not about steel strings, i ask if extra light bronze which have slightly lighter tension than steel strings would fit the case?
#5
Bronze strings have a steel core. Don't do it. We've all tried it early in our career and regretted it. Just don't.
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#6
What's about the tension? Do you know whats the lightest tensioned metal-string set? I won't do anything stupid before making sure it's not, just curious :P
#7
I've never concerned myself with the numbers but I have tried what you are talking about when I was a kid. It failed spectacularly. There is a tension chart on the D'Addario site if you want to look it up.
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#8
I've done this myself and I regret it. Even the lightest strings will bend the guitar's neck, and since it doesn't have a truss rod you won't be able to fix it.

If string tension is a problem, you can get high-tension nylon strings.
#9
Well thats awful.
Thanks for the replies and the suggestions, i'ma go get my suicidal dagger.