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Pros, cons of smaller diameter strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jaymeister99, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. jaymeister99


    Aug 2, 2005
    Ive seen strings as thin as .30-.90 on a 4 string. Can somebody tell me the pros and cons of using the thinnner strings? I would imagine they would be easier to play, but sound a bit tinish. Thanks.
  2. spc


    Apr 10, 2004
    South of Boston
    Just a thought, this may belong over in strings. :)
  3. gfried84

    gfried84 Commercial User

    May 7, 2005
    Owner Fried Guitars Inc.
    Thinner strings will have less tension and therefore require higher action to play without buzz. They would be easier to bend but you would lose a a lot of tone.
  4. Vox Populi

    Vox Populi Reggae Loving Honkey

    Jan 27, 2004
    Poulsbo, WA
    I like my strings thick. Way better sound off of a heavy gauge string.