what are some good low tension strings available in stores?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by JWC, Apr 20, 2001.

  1. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
  2. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Pretty much anything Thomastik-Infeld.
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    go for a lighter gauge set of the strings you normally buy - they will have less tension.
  5. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    So, far the best 'low tension' strings I've come across are the Elixirs .40-.95's. They have excellent sound, last forever, and have a much "looser" feel than most of the other strings I've tried.

    I recently picked up a few sets of Status Graphite "Hot Wires" strings - check out the PREMIUM ROUND-WOUND ROUND-CORE STRINGS.
    They are advertised as having a more flexable feel than most strings. I completely agree with this statement. The strings sound and feel great.

    Right now, Rob Green at Status Graphite is running a 2 for 1 special on strings. I juts stocked up on a ton of the Hot Wires. For the price, they are definately worth checking out.

    Hope this helps,