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Thinkness of Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by klystephen, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. klystephen


    Oct 31, 2006
    I am not quite understand about the thinkness of Strings. For example, the Flexocor of Pirastro. There are thick, medium and thin. What are the differences between them? :confused:And which of them would work the best? Thank you for help.
  2. Thickness is the diameter of the strings.
    Thicker strings have more weight, so they have more tension than a lighter string, for a given pitch.

    Thicker strings are likely to give more volume and sustain, and a brighter tone, although this isn't an absolute rule. They may be also harder to play.

    What are you looking for?

  3. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Check the String Gauge Sticky at the top of the page for string size data.....:)
  4. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    With Pirastros, "thick" are the thickest, "thin" are the thinnest and I find that their "mediums" tend to be in between.

    Hope that helps.

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