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String quetion

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rojd, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    I've decided to go with the Warwick RB Corvette Basic 4 NB TS FL. It will more than meet my needs, and my wife won't kill me for spending $$$$$.


    I have a question on the strings. It comes with Warwick Red 45-65-85-105 roundwounds, which are coming off right away to be replaced with a set of D'Addario XL Chromes flats.

    Maybe it's personal preference, but based on the guages of the reds coming off, should I go with ECB81 XL 45-65-80-100, or ECB82 50-70-85-105? I don't want to have to mess with the justanut. Just plug and play, you know?
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Generally, between flats and rounds of the same gauge, the flats will have more tension. Aside from that I doubt you'd have to modify the nut for a 105 set.
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  3. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    I figure whichever route I go, the E & A flats would be slightly smaller on the ECB81 set, or the D & G flats slightly bigger on the ECB82 set.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2018
  4. What you need in order to keep the tension (ie pulling weight) and overall playing feel (ie stiffness) similar to the 45-105 rounds is the Chromes ECB84 set, 40-60-80-100.

    When I switched from the D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Rounds (45-65-85-105) to the Chromes ECB81 (45-65-80-100), I found the 45G and the 65D uncomfortably stiff in comparison
  5. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    Ok, cool. Thanks for that tidbit, that's exactly what I needed to know. I learned something today! :thumbsup:
  6. Here are the actual tension numbers:

    EXL165 (Nickel Rounds):

    G 045 - 42.52
    D 065 - 48.35
    A 085 - 45.34
    E 105 - 38.08

    Total: 174.29 lbs.

    ECB84 (Chromes Flats):

    G 040 - 37.83
    D 060 - 46.49
    A 080 - 47.52
    E 100 - 40.29

    Total: 173.13 lbs.

    (Chromes Flats):

    G 045 - 53.31
    D 065 - 58.63
    A 080 - 47.52
    E 100 - 40.29

    Total: 199.75 lbs.
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