Poll: What Tension[strings] do you prefer?
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View poll results: What Tension[strings] do you prefer?
Normal
2 67%
High
1 33%
Extra high
0 0%
Voters: 3.
#1
I am wondering what are the differences between normal, hard and extra hard classical strings are. I'm talking about tone, playability, buzz, thickness etc. I've played on normal tension only and I do like the tone but i am wondering if the other tensions may have better characteristics for me. I play without fingernails and perfer a soft gentle tone, that retains definition. Please reccomend brands as well.

Any Opinions/Reccomendations would be greatly appreciated

Also what is your preference (brand and tension) and why?

Thanks UG

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#2
I like A'ddagio (SP) 10 gauge steel with high tension. I find with a higher tension the strings are more responsive, and with the thicker gauge they give a bassy, 'expressive' tone. I dunno, I'm an oddball though and apparently I like to punish my fingers. lol