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Which brand make the lowest tension Nickel rounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by maturanesa, Jan 6, 2013.


  1. maturanesa

    maturanesa

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    Im looking for a 040-100 set with a loose/light feel, thanx
     
  2. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie Supporting Member

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    My personal favorite are Fodera's. Hard to beat those. Much better than Sunbeams.
     
  3. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

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    Lowest tension?

    Ernie Ball hands down. Like playing on rubber. I can't stand it.
     
  4. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

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    I really like TI Jazz Rounds in that dept, though other players might think they're too low tension.
     
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  6. CapnSev

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    40-100? Low tension? Flexible?

    Sunbeams.
     
  7. petrus61

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  8. pablop

    pablop Supporting Member

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    the rickenbacker strings feel pretty loose, nice growl though
     
  9. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

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    You basically want to look for strings that have a round core. These tend to have more "flex" to them. Sunbeams are roundcore and are my favorite round because of the low tension.
     
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

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  11. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

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    Must they be that gauge?

    TI Jazz Rounds are in a class by themselves as far as slinkiness and low tension.
     
  12. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie Supporting Member

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  13. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

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    +1 on the Dunlops.
     
  14. Buskman

    Buskman

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    +2 on the Sunbeams... For lower tension/more flexibility, round core strings (ex: Sunbeams) top hex core strings (ex: Dunlops) all day long.
     

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