Which brand make the lowest tension Nickel rounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by maturanesa, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Im looking for a 040-100 set with a loose/light feel, thanx
  2. tylerwylie


    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA
    My personal favorite are Fodera's. Hard to beat those. Much better than Sunbeams.
  3. Lowest tension?

    Ernie Ball hands down. Like playing on rubber. I can't stand it.
  4. I really like TI Jazz Rounds in that dept, though other players might think they're too low tension.
  5. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    40-100? Low tension? Flexible?

  6. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    +1 to sunbeams
  7. pablop

    pablop Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Los Angeles CA
    the rickenbacker strings feel pretty loose, nice growl though
  8. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    You basically want to look for strings that have a round core. These tend to have more "flex" to them. Sunbeams are roundcore and are my favorite round because of the low tension.
  9. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
  10. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Must they be that gauge?

    TI Jazz Rounds are in a class by themselves as far as slinkiness and low tension.
  11. tylerwylie


    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA
  12. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    +1 on the Dunlops.
  13. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    +2 on the Sunbeams... For lower tension/more flexibility, round core strings (ex: Sunbeams) top hex core strings (ex: Dunlops) all day long.