String Thickness/Tautness Relation

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by alexssandro, Nov 20, 2000.

  1. I bought a MM Sterling relatively recently, but I've been finding that it's harder for me to play faster (right hand) up closer to the neck. I know that this is due to the strings not being as taut by the neck as it is by the bridge. But I love digging in and snapping the strings fingerstyle around the neck. I was wondering if thicker strings would make a the strings more taut so that I could really snap the strings by the neck like Victor Wooten does sometimes.
  2. theJello


    Apr 12, 2000
    Heavier strings will have higher tension.
    So yes.
    I do know the sound you are trying to achieve.
    From my experience higher tension would make this more difficult.
    Looser strings snap easier when you play hard.