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Are TI Jazz rounds the lowest tension strings out there?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Squidfinger, Feb 5, 2006.


  1. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Here are the stats:

    For the 34" Thomastik-Infeld Jazz rounds set:

    G: 34.61 lbs

    D: 30.20 lbs

    A: 29.54 lbs

    E: 27.99 lbs


    Are there any sets lower than this?
     
  2. Yep!
    Good sounding but the low E takes some getting used to when using fast finger picking. For that, suggest you play near the bridge.
    -Gary
     
  3. greenboy

    greenboy

    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Based on some stuff Michael Manring has said, lately I've been playing D'Addario XL sets I made to be really light:

    .035 - 25.7 pounds
    .050 - 30.0 pounds
    .065 - 28.8 pounds
    .090 - 30.5 pounds
    .120 - 28.6 pounds
     
  4. None that I have in my spread sheet. I suppose it is possible to use ultra-small gauge strings and get below that tension rating.

    The TI Rounds are very loose but very playable.