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Loudest unamplified string type?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FourBanger, Feb 13, 2013.


  1. FourBanger

    FourBanger

    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    It might sound silly but I am curious if a certain type of string tends to play louder unplugged/unamplified than other types?

    My first thought was that hex-core stainless strings would be the loudest in this manner, but I have no experience with them.

    My other thought was tighter strings might be louder unplugged, just a hunch.
     
  2. dubhnight

    dubhnight

    Jul 26, 2012
    Probably high tension, heavy gauge rounds.
     
  3. Duckwater

    Duckwater

    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
    ^ That is true, in my experience. My 118-49 set of Circle Ks was very, very loud unplugged, as were my 112-46 set of Labella Steels.
     



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